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Is it time to put a will in place to ensure the orderly distribution of your assets in the event of your death? Not only can a will help you make certain your wishes are followed, but it can also alleviate or minimize the stress on your loved ones when they are grieving your loss. An experienced lawyer can help you create a simple and effective document that clearly conveys your wishes.

At Karnes Legal Services, we offer estate planning and probate matters, including the preparation and execution of wills. We take a comprehensive approach, looking at probate as well as non-probate assets such as life insurance policies or retirement plans. We will work to integrate your planning to accomplish your overall objectives. Our emphasis is always on solutions that are cost-effective.

Helping You Draft a Will

We will handle all matters related to the preparation and execution of a last will and testament, which you can use to govern the distribution of your property and identify potential guardians for any minor children. We will take the time to obtain the necessary details as to your financial situation. We will help you understand the different strategies you can employ in a will, including:

  • Specific bequests: You identify who will receive specific items of property or allocations of money.
  • Residuary bequests: All assets are pooled together and divided according on a percentage basis.
  • Testamentary trusts: You name a trustee to protect the estate passing to your children if no parent is living.

To speak to one of our legal professionals who is dedicated to communicating with you, is sensitive to your needs and is an effective and skilled advocate, contact the law firm of Karnes Legal Services, at 731-668-9529. Or, if you prefer, send us an e-mail using our secure online form. We accept all major credit cards.