No two families are exactly alike. Whether it’s one mommy or two daddies, you simply choose not to get married (or can’t), or your parents have moved back in, every family is special. Stop trying to make the traditional one-size-fits-all legal answer fit your family plan. You’re non-traditional. Isn’t it time your lawyer is too?
Non-traditional families make up about 80% of US households. Many of these families –single parents, stepparents, adoptive parents, adult children living with parents, grandparents raising grandchildren, and same sex couples with or without children – have special legal needs.
- Cohabitation agreements
- Prenuptial agreements
- Domestic Partnership plans
- Community and separate property agreements
- Custody Suits
- Powers of Attorney
- Health Care Proxies
- Wills and Living Wills
- Advanced Directives
I get it. You’re struggling to make a living and provide for your family. You don’t have time to plan for the distant future. But putting off these important decisions can ultimately result in very expensive legal battles where a complete stranger gets to make decisions for you.
Creating an effective plan is very much like creating a new work of art. Most people, no matter what their profession or craft, spend significant time considering what medium to use and which techniques best express their thoughts and ideas, but few consider what would happen if they were suddenly killed, or worse, incapacitated. What legacy is left behind?
Although each artist starts with the same basic materials, no two finished works are ever exactly alike, each taking on some characteristics of the artist. And like an artist’s career, which changes as he grows, an effective plan must be strong enough, yet flexible enough, to change. Let me help you design a unique plan that is right for you, right now, at a cost you can live with.
If you don’t want to plan your estate yourself, I understand. The State of Texas is happy to handle the planning for you, through a process called intestate succession. Be careful though! You never know what you’re going to get, but I’m pretty sure you won’t like it.