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Texas Family Law


Estate Planning

Wills And Estate Planning Lawyer

Fort Worth – Cleburne, TX

When it comes to estate planning, you may think that something is better than nothing, but off-the-shelf estate plans can have unforeseen consequences. For example,

  • A beneficiary who relies on Medicaid can become ineligible if he or she receives property through a Will rather than with a Special Needs Trust.
  • A beneficiary who serves as a witness to a Will signing has unintentionally voided his or her own gift under the Will.

Documents are only one part of proper estate planning. Knowing which documents to prepare, what provisions to include, and how documents relate to one another and is why people choose to use an estate-planning attorney.

Whether you drafted a Will online, had documents prepared by an attorney in another state or another decade, or have no plan in place, now is the time to talk with Fort Worth Will and Estate planning lawyer. Call 817-576-6537.

Basic Estate Planning

A Will, a Durable Power of Attorney, and the designation of a guardian are the core documents needed to protect your family from uncertainty.

  • Last Will & Testament: Your Will does not take effect until your death. A Will can expedite probate, minimize expenses for your family, and ensure that your beneficiaries receive your property.
  • Durable Power of Attorney: A Durable Power of Attorney (POA) appoints and authorizes a person to act as your agent to handle your financial and/or medical affairs if you cannot.
  • Declaration of Guardian: You may wish to name a guardian for yourself, should you become incapacitated, and a guardian for your children in the event of death or incapacity of both parents. Your Declaration of Guardian is a suggestion to the court to appoint the person you have chosen but the probate court judge may appoint a different person. You can also state who you DO NOT want as guardian and the judge will follow that order.

Don’t leave your family unprepared or unable to carry out your wishes. Contact Fort Worth, Texas, and Estate planning attorney at Johnson McNulty: 817-576-6537.

Comprehensive Wills And Estate Services

We work to ensure clients receive the help and information they need to address all estate and probate matters, including:

  • Asset protection with a Trust
  • Medical decision-making with HIPAA forms, Medical Powers of Attorney, and Physician Directives (Living Wills)
  • Business succession planning
  • Guardianship

Trusts can be used to avoid probate of an estate. Property held by a trust is not subject to probate. Talk to us about your specific concerns and goals, and we can explain which type of Trust will work best for you.

An Advance Directive, commonly known as a Living Will, provides instructions to your healthcare providers and your family regarding your wishes for end-of-life care.

For these and other Wills and Estate planning matters, contact Johnson McNulty online or call 817-576-6537.

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Megan Williams
Megan Williams
I can’t say thank you to Jeff, Chloe, and Lupe at Johnson, Loyd & Schmitz, PLLC enough. Jeff’s skillful practice in the courtroom, cognizant strategies to decrease financial burdens, and everyone’s time and diligence in preparation have been amazing. They always answer phone calls and emails with a quick and knowledgeable response. The whole office has been very kind and empathetic towards me despite my sometimes exhausted and emotionally wrecked communications. The whole group shows that they truly care and fight for their families. I can’t recommend this group enough. So very thankful for them!!
Miss Muggwamp
Miss Muggwamp
Easy location to find. Very friendly & helpful. Great attorneys especially D. Wright. Ive known him for over 20 years He has the experience you need for all areas of laws - civil, probate and family. He and the other attorneys plus support staff we're very sympathetic while assisting me in probating my parents estate.
Dwayne Belkowski
Dwayne Belkowski
Best attorneys in town for Family law. Highly recommend.
Larry Wuzhere
Larry Wuzhere
A few months ago I found myself to be a target of the one of the most oppressive and powerful entities in the Texas government- The Office of the Attorney General- Child Support Division. This out of control entity has little to no oversight and is empowered to wreck lives with NO REPERCUSSIONS. I tried to find someone in the OAG management to help correct the situation but that only escalated the attack against me and my livelihood. They seized my bank accounts and and placed liens against my property. Fortunately for me I turned to the law firm of Johnson, Loyd and Schmitz. Mr. Johnson put together a legal plan of action and moved quickly to provide relief to my situation. I put my trust and future into his hands, and just as David slew the Mighty giant Goliath-so Mr Johnson brought the mighty Office of the Attorney General to its knees. My life and property are now secure from improper confiscation and harassment from this entity. Thank you Mr Johnson you were truly a God send when my future was bleak at best. A grateful client, Larry Morris
Virgil Martinez
Virgil Martinez
I recently was looking for a family law attorney and sent in a request for consultation with Johnson, Loyd, & Schmitz. I was contacted by Jeff who was amazing. He wasn't pushy and he was extremely personable. He guided me and gave me the advice I needed. I would recommend anyone to call on this team if they are in need of legal services. Thank you guys and if I need any legal services again I will be coming back!

* Johnson Loyd & Schmitz was a previous law firm that is now Johnson McNulty, Attorneys At Law.