The Arlington estate planning attorneys with Christman Ramsey & Foster, PC have a lot of experience. So, you can imagine that we’ve seen many different examples of issues that can arise regarding the distribution of a person’s assets. Our estate planning attorneys have even seen instances where parents wanted to disinherit their children. If you’re in this situation, you probably have a lot of questions. Here’s some information that will help answer them.
Can I Disinherit My Child in Texas?
Yes, you can – but you’ll need the help of Arlington estate planning attorneys to make sure everything is done correctly. The first thing you’ll need to know is that you’ll need to make your intentions crystal clear. Don’t leave it up to the court to try and discern what you wanted. In many instances, if a child’s name is left out of the will, the court will presume that the deceased omitted the child by mistake. They will likely distribute assets to that child as a result.
Your estate planning attorneys can help you craft a will that leaves no doubt of what you want to happen. We’ll show you the type of statement that can hold up against any challenge your disinherited child might want to make.
But if you’d rather not do this, there’s another way our estate planning attorneys in Arlington TX may be able to help. You could, for example, use a trust to keep your assets out of that child’s reach. This is a legal arrangement where you name a trustee, who has control of your estate. They will then follow your instructions regarding how you want your estate distributed.
We’ll Be Ready to Protect Your Interests
Our Arlington estate planning attorneys will help you navigate the often imposing complexities that can be a part of end-of-life asset distribution. You can rest assured that we will ensure all of your property goes to the right people. Learn more by contacting us online or calling 972.445.9907.