Houston Estate Planning Lawyer Whitney L. Thompson Explains Why Failing to Plan the Future of an Estate Can Be Scary

August 18, 2022 at 14:50

Harris, Texas -

Houston estate planning lawyer Whitney L. Thompson releases a new article (https://www.wthompsonlaw.com/why-you-need-an-estate-plan/) explaining why failing to plan an estate's future can be scary. The lawyer says that estate planning is usually the last thing on people’s minds. However, it is essential to be prepared for any tragedy that may strike at any given moment.

According to the Houston estate planning lawyer, “Many people have never heard of an estate plan or don’t understand how it differs from a will. An estate plan includes a will — but that’s not where it ends. It’s a guide to distributing all your assets and protecting your family in case you pass away or become incapacitated.”

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The lawyer explains that the consequences of not having an estate plan can be far-reaching. Without a comprehensive estate plan, an estate may be distributed in a way the owner does not want, or it can lead to disputes between family members. A lot of other things may happen without an estate plan. If you become incapacitated without a proper estate plan, the state will choose who makes health care decisions for you.

Attorney Whitney L. Thompson adds that arguments and legal battles among loved ones are common without an estate plan. When the estate owner passes away, fights can ensue over who will get which piece of assets or who gets the money from the estate. Relatives can sue the estate if they feel entitled to an inheritance they did not receive.

“A person’s estate plan is not just beneficial for them, but also their family. Planning for the future is a way to ensure that the family will be protected even after unexpected events happen. The benefits of having a comprehensive estate plan include avoiding probate, providing for your family, protecting your assets, preparing for incapacitating, and ensuring your loved ones are cared for,” the estate lawyer says.

Lastly, the lawyer emphasizes the importance of having a skilled probate attorney when dealing with probate matters. Having an experienced estate attorney may be able to help an individual understand their rights and help them prepare for the future of their loved ones.

About The Law Office of Whitney Thompson, PLLC

Attorney Whitney Thompson is an experienced family law attorney who helps clients deal with family law matters such as divorce or legal separation. Attorney Thompson also deals with guardianship, probate, and estate planning matters. As an experienced divorce lawyer, attorney Thompson and her legal team have helped families have a smoother divorce process and more thoroughly plan their future. To schedule a consultation, call (281) 214-0173.

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The Law Office of Whitney L. Thompson, PLLC
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