Your Last Will and Testament is Your Legacy

Our attorneys can help you clearly communicate your wishes

Your last will and testament distributes your belongings, real estate, and assets among your loved ones and other beneficiaries.

It’s important that you have an attorney document your last wishes and asset distribution to make sure things are done your way. By leaving clear instructions for your beneficiaries, you can avoid arguments between family and others who claim a stake in your estate.

Hoover Rogers Law, LLP takes your legacy seriously. Our attorneys will listen to your goals and determine the most cost-effective, concrete methods to fulfill your last wishes. Contact our law firm to find out more about how we can help you plan for your family’s future.

Everyone should have a will

However large or small your estate, everyone should have a last will and testament, in addition to other essential estate planning contracts like naming a healthcare proxy and kids’ protection plans.

Your Last Will and Testament allows you to provide instructions for the distribution of your money and property (your estate) and name a personal representative (executor) who will manage your property until it is distributed. Property that is commonly distributed through a last will and testament includes:

  • Real estate
  • Cars and boats
  • Business ownership and intellectual property
  • Cash, investment portfolios, bank accounts
  • Furniture
  • Artwork
  • Jewelry
  • Sentimental items

If you die without a will…

The legal term for dying without a will is “intestate.” The court divides your assets among family without much regard for personal attachment or need. Who inherits your estate largely depends on your family structure and the accurate identification of community property (almost anything amassed during the marriage).

Both Texas and Oklahoma have detailed processes for how to distribute your assets. In Texas, if you die without a will, all community property goes to your spouse. The remainder of your assets, including gifts you may have received while married, are divided evenly among your spouse and any children. In Oklahoma, if you die without a will, the state will divide it among family members that may include parents and siblings as well as your spouse. This can be a long and drawn-out legal action if there are disagreements between beneficiaries.

Without a will, it is unlikely that foster- and stepchildren you did not officially adopt will not receive any inheritance. Other people who are important to you but with whom you may not have a legal connection could also be cut out.

Define your legacy — contact us now

Your last will and testament is your legacy. How do you want to define it?

Hoover Rogers Law, LLP can help give your wishes the legal authority necessary to be respected and enforced after you are gone.

Our compassionate attorneys are dedicated to creating estate planning documents that best serve your needs and protect your legacy.

Prevent family infighting over inheritance and ensure that the people who matter to you are provided for. Contact Hoover Rogers Law today to learn more about how our firm can help you define your plans. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact us now.

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