About Houston, Texas
Located in Southeast Texas, Houston is the most populous city in the state, with a population of over 2,300,000. From its founding in 1836, after the legendary Sam Houston liberated Texas from Mexico, through the present, Houston has had a storied history. Today, the city has evolved and its economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. Houston is also currently home to many Fortune 500 companies. Moreover, the Port of Houston leads the U.S. in international waterborne tonnage handled and ranks second in total cargo tonnage handled.
Many cultural institutions and exhibits can be found in Houston’s Museum District, attracting millions of visitors each year, which drives tourism revenue. In short, Houston is renowned for being a global city with a growing international community; current residents hail from diverse cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. In fact, Houston has become the most racially and ethnically diverse major metropolis in the country.
At the same time, the people of Houston are much like others throughout the U.S. Nearly 60 percent of adults in the country don’t have an estate plan. That’s the reason attorney Kim Hegwood started Hegwood Law Group. Seeing firsthand how loved ones struggle with the complexities of estate planning, asset protection, elder law and the challenges of aging, Kim is dedicated to helping individuals, couples and families resolve similar concerns.
Aspects of Houston Estate Planning
If you live in the greater Houston area, you can count on Hegwood Law Group to provide you with essential tools to preserve your wealth and provide for your loved ones. In particular, we handle every aspect of Houston estate planning, such as:
- Probate and trust administration
- Asset protection
- Business succession
- Guardianships and conservatorships
- Elder law
- Special Needs Planning
- Government entitlement programs (e.g. Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare)
- Veteran’s Benefits
At Hegwood Law Group, we know that thinking about your own mortality or the possibility of being unable to care for yourself is an emotional burden. We can help to lift that burden by providing you with trustworthy advice and objective insights. Whether you are best served by a will-based estate plan or can benefit from asset protection by establishing trusts, you can count on us to help you make the best decisions for your family and your future with our Houston estate planning attorneys.
We are also highly attuned to the challenges that older individuals face, from planning for long-term care to selecting the right elder care facility, to protecting their assets. We can help create the necessary documents, such as powers of attorney, advance medical directives and living wills to ensure that your rights are protected and your independence is maintained. Our elder law attorneys know that navigating the governmental bureaucracy is daunting and will patiently guide you through the public benefit procurement process.
Houston is home to thousands of veterans so we also work with veterans and their families to make sure those who serve or have served obtain the benefits they deserve. VA benefits that may be available include:
- Aid and attendance
- Veterans’ pensions
Our legal team is committed to providing first-rate legal services to those who have served our country.
Family Law Legal Services in Houston
At Hegwood Law Group, our guiding principle is to put the best interests of families first. This is why we also provide advice and guidance to clients in Houston through the many complicated facets of family law: from divorce and its corollary issues (e.g. property division, child custody, child support) to paternity to stepparent adoptions. Knowing that a family in transition faces an uncertain future, we work with clients to restore order and to ensure that every family member is treated with dignity and respect.
When you come to Hegwood Law Group, you can trust us to listen to your concerns and fiercely advocate for your position. While we prefer to reach negotiated resolutions to family law disputes, we have the skills and resources to litigate any matter. Both inside and outside the courtroom, we have a proven history of achieving successful outcomes.
Serving the Houston Community
At Hegwood Law Group, we believe it is important for us to play a role in supporting the community throughout the Houston area. Our team supports a wide variety of causes and charitable organizations and we encourage all of our staff members to actively participate in volunteer activities.
Houston’s Choice in Estate Planning and Family Law
Whether you have questions about how to protect your assets or your family is entangled in a controversy, the best decision you can make to protect your interests and your future is to consult the estate planning and family law attorneys at Hegwood Law Group. We are keenly aware of the challenges that families face and will provide you with knowledge, compassion and the personal attention you deserve. We offer premium service at an affordable price and will work closely with you to make sure that you fully understand your rights. When you become our client, you will have peace of mind knowing that your family and your future are in good hands. Contact our office today to set up a free evaluation of your matter.