Planning Today For What Tomorrow May Bring
Millions of Americans do not have a will or other basic documents. That creates chaos and painful decisions for their loved ones in the event of their death or incapacity.
Branch Law Firm provides customized estate planning to individuals and families in the San Antonio area. Our lawyer will help you put your wishes in writing to give you peace of mind and to give guidance to your family when that day comes. We also handle estate administration and probate law.
Thoughtful And Thorough Estate Planning
Attorney Brooke Irey is a member of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. She has years of experience drafting the estate planning documents you will need, such as:
- A will to name your heirs and what each inherits
- Declaration of guardian(s) for minor children
- Durable power of attorney to manage your financial and business affairs if you are incapacitated
- Medical power of attorney and HIPAA authorizations to allow a family member to make medical decision on your behalf
- Directive to physicians (living will) expressing your wishes about life support and end-of-life care
- Trusts and transfer-on-death deeds to bypass probate, protect family wealth or accomplish other specific goals
Brooke will sit down with you to understand your goals and concerns, and explore different scenarios so you can make good decisions and give clear guidance to your loved ones.
Advocacy In Heirship And Probate Court
If you have been appointed to settle the estate of a loved one, it can be a daunting responsibility. The duties include gathering the assets, locating heirs, paying debts of the estate, distributing the assets, filing taxes and submitting the paperwork to the state. Brooke Irey provides step-by-step support to executors to work through the tasks as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
Ms. Irey also assists families with guardianship proceedings to take over medical care and financial stewardship of an incapacitated family member, and we represent executors and heirs in will contests and other probate disputes.