A Knowledgeable Lufkin Will and Trust Attorney
At some point in life, everyone needs an estate plan. Without a legal plan in place for the distribution of your property and assets, the guardianship of your children and the medical care you prefer, your legacy and your family's future are up for grabs.
At the law office of Lindsey B. Whisenhant, Attorney at Law, in Woodville, Texas, we help people of all ages decide upon and prepare strong and effective wills, health care directives, living wills, powers of attorney and trusts. We also handle all facets of the probate process for both families of modest means and those with multi million-dollar estates. We regularly offer experienced legal counsel for complex estate planning questions such as:
- If I die, what will happen to my disabled or minor children?
- If I become incapacitated, who will control my finances?
- How do I ensure I am (or am not) kept on life support?
- Who will inherit my house, business, stocks and other assets?
- How can I ensure that my family business remains family-owned?
- Can I minimize estate taxes and probate costs?
- How do I make sure my heirs use my assets in the way I intended?
Protection From Medicare and Medicaid Liens
Depending on your financial situation, Medicare or Medicaid liens may be a threat to your financial security. If you are placed on long-term care or home health care, the government can obtain a lien for any bills that Medicare or Medicaid covers. Within the past few years, many people with unprotected liens have had their homesteads claimed by the government.
As Woodville estate planning attorneys who have been practicing law since 1990, we can advise you on whether you need a trust or other form of asset protection. We will also explain how you may benefit from transferring your assets before you qualify for Medicare.
Whether you are a middle-income individual or part of a high net worth family, you can discuss your estate planning needs with a skilled lawyer. We offer a free initial consultation, so don't hesitate to use the online contact form or to call my Woodville law office at 409-283-8288 or toll-free 800-397-4989.