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Elder Law and Probate

Elder Law encompasses the wide range of legal issues facing individuals entering their golden years. Many people are under the false impression that estate planning is only for the wealthy. The reality is that estates of all sizes can encounter legal difficulties when an effective plan is not in place. Our attorneys can explain how a Last Will and Testament is a document expressing how your property will be distributed upon your death. Even a person with a small estate can benefit greatly from having a will. Beyond just naming beneficiaries, this document provides for executors and alternates, and also may provide for guardians of minors, tax planning, testamentary trusts and trustees. Every adult who owns property should have this instrument.

If you need tax planning, or have particular needs or circumstances to be addressed, we can draft a will that is right for you, including, as appropriate, bypass trusts, disclaimer trusts, contingent trusts and special needs trusts. Additionally, your estate, if large enough may justify the need for family limited partnerships, life insurance trusts or a regular gifting plan to take advantage of the annual gift tax exclusion.

Probate and Estate Administration is an often expensive and time-consuming court-supervised process of giving effect to the terms of a will and distributing one's estate. Fortunately, there are many vehicles and devices by which probate can be avoided. Our knowledgeable and experienced lawyers can advise you as to your estate and your planning options.

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jacksonville (903) 586-2595 215 E Commerce St
Jacksonville, TX 75766

The Norman Law Firm represents clients in Jacksonville, Rusk, Nacogdoches, Angelina, Houston, Tyler, Bullard, Palestine, Athens, Frankston, in Anderson, Henderson, and Cherokee Counties, and throughout East Texas.