These are the areas of practice that Gilson Law Firm, PLLC can serve you in.
There is much more to estate planning than most people think. And estate planning is not only for the rich and famous. Often times, it is most beneficial for people with the typical house, car, and savings. Whether you are rich or poor, single or married, widowed or divorced, or whatever circumstance you find yourself in, choosing to draft an estate plan now is one of the most important and loving gifts that you can give to those who are important to you.
There are several different types of estate plans, and learning what plan is right for you depends on your personal needs and goals. It does not hurt to do your own research online or at the library, but it is invaluable to seek the professional advice of an estate planning attorney who can answer those specific questions you have that those online or print resources can't answer. Moreover, a professional estate planner can often raise issues you never thought of and don't want to leave out of your estate plan.
Gilson Law Firm, PLLC offers an initial consultation to review your existing estate plan or to advise you on what options may be right for you. Our attorney will take the time to get to know you and your values to ensure that you have a plan that fits your unique situation, and, in most cases, you will know exactly what it will cost to create the plan that works for you by the end of the initial consultation. Call our office today to schedule your consultation.
Gilson Law Firm, PLLC offers the following estate planning services:
- Wills and Will Amendments
- Revocable Living Trusts
- Trust Amendments
- Durable Powers of Attorney (for legal/financial affairs):
- Medical Powers of Attorney
- Advanced Directive to Physician or Family Surrogate, a.k.a. “Living Will” (Catholic version available)
- Declaration of Guardian (for adults or children)
- HIPAA Release
- Special Needs Trusts
- Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
- Pre- or Post- Marital Agreements
- Community Property Survivorship Agreement
What happens to the property and debts of a loved one who passes away? Texas law provides that one's estate (assets and liabilities) passes to one's heirs, but in most cases, the heirs must first take some type of formal action to obtain clear title to the assets and address the debts left by their deceased loved one. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is difficult enough without worrying about navigating through the probate courts and understanding property distribution laws. Allow Gilson Law Firm, PLLC to take that burden for you. Whether your loved one died with a will or without a will, we will navigate the path for you while educating you along the way.
Gilson Law Firm, PLLC offers the following probate services, which are used either to clear title to property or probate an estate with or without a will:
- Probate Administration (Independent or Dependent)
- Determination of Heirship
- Muniment of Title
- Small Estate Affidavit
- Heirship Affidavit
Gilson Law Firm, PLLC can assist you in a name change, pre- and post-marital agreement, or uncontested divorce or modification. Fee estimates are not provided without first discussing the specific circumstances you are dealing with in your initial consultation, but rest assured, our attorney will represent you with integrity, diligence, and strength and you should know an estimated cost by the end of your initial consult.
Real Estate Transactions
Gilson Law Firm, PLLC can assist you in the preparation or review of deeds, sales contracts, release of liens, and lease agreements. Additionally, if you are selling or buying a home and need a lawyer to draft the necessary legal documents or guide you through the closing process, Gilson Law Firm, PLLC can help.
Many factors play into an entrepreneur's decision of how to form a new business: flexibility, income taxes, asset protection, administration, and cost. Gilson Law Firm, PLLC can advise you on how the various business entity structures you have to choose from handle each of these factors. Once you decide which business structure is best for you, Gilson Law Firm, PLLC can assist you in creating your new LLC, PLLC, sole proprietorship, or corporation.
Notary Public Services
Each member of our team is a commissioned and bonded Notary Public for the State of Texas. We offer notarial services for legal services provided by Gilson Law Firm, PLLC at no cost. For all other customers, we charge the rates set by the Secretary of State. Notary services are offered by appointment only.
All Other Legal Areas
Cimarron Gilson knows just how difficult it can be to find a good, honest attorney. If you are having trouble finding an attorney for matters that Gilson Law Firm, PLLC does not handle, Cimarron can refer you to a number of local attorneys with whom he has a good working relationship or with whom he knows to be capable attorneys. Areas for which Cimarron would typically refer out are personal injury lawsuits, criminal defense, employment or other discrimination, and contested divorces or divorces with children, etc.