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The Last Will and Testament Is An Important Estate Planning Document That Should Be Drafted By an Experienced Texas Probate Lawyer To Avoid An Invalid Will or Other Problems by Austin Texas Will and Probate Lawyer Jason S. Coomer

A Will is a written legal declaration of a person's intentions which he or she wants or wills to be performed after his or her death.  The Will makes dispositions of property, sets up trusts, and establishes guardians upon a person's death.  Under Texas law a Will must identify the Testator, be written with "testamentary intent", and be executed with requisite testamentary formalities.  It also requires that the Testator have "testamentary capacity" including being of sound mind.

A Will can be straight forward and simple or very complex depending on the estate and what the Testator wants to accomplish.  In drafting a Will a Texas lawyer will need to gather information from the Testator including estate assets; the names of beneficiaries, executors, trustees, & representatives;  and the goals of the Testator.   

If you are interested in a Will, it is often best to contact an experienced Texas probate attorney and pay a little bit to have the Will done correctly and to make sure that the Will complies with Texas probate law.  If you do not, an invalid Will can be thrown out resulting in substantial legal costs, delays, and unnecessary tax liability.  Even worse, an invalid Will can result in unintended distributions of property.  It can be difficult to see situations where people with hundreds of thousands in assets decide to make a do it yourself Will that is invalid and results in several thousand in additional probate costs and unintentionally leaves loved ones out of inheritance. 

For questions on Texas Probate matters, please e-mail Texas Probate lawyer Jason S. Coomer at texasprobatelawyer@texaslawyers.com or use our contact form.


For more information on Texas probate matters, Texas Guardianships, Texas Estate Planning and Texas Trusts, follow the links on this website, submit an inquiry, email us at texasprobate@texaslawyers.com or call us toll free at 1-866-474-1477.    

This Law Offices of Jason S. Coomer, PLLC website provides Texas probate information including probating Wills, helping Executors, drafting Wills, contesting Wills, filing Suits to Determine Rightful Heirs of property and estates, filing Small Estate Affidavits, filing Affidavits of Heirship, filing Applications for Guardianships, fighting Involuntary Guardianships, filing Guardianship Reports, filing breach of fiduciary duty claims, estate planning, and clearing title to property & assets.

This Texas probate information website was created by Texas probate lawyer Jason S. Coomer and is intended only as general information on
probating Wills, helping Executors, drafting Wills, contesting Wills, filing Suits to Determine Rightful Heirs of property and estates, filing Small Estate Affidavits, filing Affidavits of Heirship, filing Applications for Guardianships, fighting Involuntary Guardianships, filing Guardianship Reports, filing breach of fiduciary duty claims, estate planning, and clearing title to property & assets.  Please contact Texas attorney Jason S. Coomer for or a licensed Texas lawyer for legal advice pertaining to Texas Probate matters.

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