Drafting a will for the first time can be an overwhelming experience. There are many factors to consider, including choosing an executor and your beneficiaries. If you don’t draft a will correctly, a probate court cannot approve it, and your beneficiaries may not receive their inheritances. Fortunately, you don’t have to draft your will alone. Our estate planning lawyers in McAllen want to offer some helpful information.
Ensure That Your Will is Valid
Wills must be drafted in certain ways to be valid.
According to Texas Estate Codes:
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- A handwritten will with your signature is valid.
- A typewritten will signed in front of three witnesses is valid.
Create a List of Your Assets
You should also know the difference between probate and non-probate assets. The main difference is that non-probate assets aren’t distributed through a probate court hearing.
Non-probate assets include:
- Joint bank accounts
Let’s Draft Your Will Together!
Hiring our estate planning lawyers to draft your will can be a hassle-free experience.
- Help you list your assets.
- Update your will when necessary.
- Ensure that your will meets legal standards.
Contact Our Lawyers in McAllen
Send us a message online or call (956) 686-6606 to ask about drafting a will with our estate planning lawyers in McAllen.