Founded in 1998, the Law Office of Keith D. Peterson CPA, J.D. serves individuals and businesses in the Houston and surrounding areas. They focus on providing quality representation for small to medium-sized businesses. The company offers legal services for matters that include estate planning, taxation, construction and collection, business formations and contract law, and more. They are rated by AVVO as a Featured Attorney in Construction.
Located in Houston, Adair Myers Graves Stevenson serves individuals and businesses in the surrounding area since 1981. Serving clients with a small-firm nature and big-firm experience and skills, they focus on supporting each client with highly experienced support staff, advanced legal software programs, and state-of-the-art technology while respecting the community and creating long-lasting relationships. The company offers legal services for matters that include estate planning, family law, general counsel, intellectual property, real estate, bankruptcy, business litigation, general counsel, and more.
Owned by Kimberly Hegwood, Hegwood Law Group focuses on bringing each client skilled and professional services to meet all their needs. The firm was founded after Kimberly witnessed her grandparents struggle with the aging legal processes in their lives and focuses on helping ease those processes for each family and client. The company provides legal services for matters that include estate planning, special needs planning, Medicaid, elder law, asset protection, family law, and more. Kimberly is a member of the College State Bar, the State Bar of Texas, the Harris County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys in the Texas and National Chapters.
Serving Houston and the state of Texas with over 50 years of experience, Orlando & Orlando, LLP focuses on serving clients and protecting their interests in even complex cases. The company offers legal services for matters that include real estate law, consumer litigation, taxation law, family law, probate and estate planning, and more. They are AV® Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® Lawyer Rated and are a member of the American Bar Association.
Located in Sugar Land since 2012, Romano & Sumner, PLLC focuses on offering effective and efficient legal solutions for each client with high-quality service and attention. The firm promises each client individual consideration and attention to detail, prompt responses to emails and calls, clear answers to questions rather than “legal speak,” completing each case promptly, and urgent legal services. The company provides legal services for matters that include estate planning, asset protection, estate taxes, gift taxes, probate, guardianships and contested guardianships, business law, will contests, estate litigation, trust litigation, and more. They are rated by AVVO, are rated by SuperLawyers, and are members of the Texas Bar College.
The Mendel Law Firm, L.P. is a Medicaid and estate planning firm serving the Houston and surrounding areas. They focus on making each client feel comfortable discussing important issues and offering enough information in each case to make informed decisions in regards to the family’s future. The company provides legal services for matters that include estate planning, financial planning, trust administration and probate, special needs planning, asset protection, business planning, legacy planning, and more.
Founded in 2007 and located in the heart of Sugar Land, The Dean Law Firm, PLLC is a boutique firm originally founded by Julia Dean who holds over 29 years of experience working with highly respected law firms and for her own firm. They focus on serving each client with a high standard of integrity and ethics. The company provides legal services for matters that include estate planning, civil appeals, probate and estate administration, elder law, and more. The firm abides by the Texas Lawyer’s Creed.
W. Timothy Weaver takes a hands-on approach to working directly with clients in the Houston and surrounding areas. The firm focuses on taking the mystery out of legal matters with clear and understandable terms, advising clients of the most cost-effective and least intrusive route, listening carefully to each client’s needs and wants, a personalized approach, and attention to detail. The company provides legal services for matters that include estate administration, elder law issues, will contests, trust issues, estate planning, wills, guardianship litigation, and more. The firm is Lead Counsel Rated, and W. Timothy Weaver is a member of the Houston Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, and the Houston Bar Association.
Since 2005, The Law Office of Kristin Kline focuses on giving each client personalized attention for each case with highly-skilled representation. The firm holds convenient evening and weekend hours to accommodate clients throughout the Houston and surrounding communities. The company provides legal services for matters that include estate planning, probate, family law, prenuptial agreements, wills, child custody and visitation, and more. They are a member of the American Bar Association, Katy Bar Association, Fort Bend County Bar Association, Houston Bar Association, Texas State Bar, U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas.
Specializing in elder law, estate planning, and Medicaid planning, The Stone Law Firm serves the state of Texas. They focus on helping clients navigate the confusing eligibility and legal issues to receive access to long-term and medical care for services they can’t afford on their own without assistance. The company also provides legal services for matters that include health insurance, social security, disability and special needs planning, veteran’s benefits, and more. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau, are a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, and are a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
Dawson Law LLP is an Austin-based law firm providing Houston clients with services exclusively focused on estate planning, probate and estate administration, and related areas such as business planning. The firm's founder, Matthew Dawson, has more than 15 years of experience in both estate planning and the financial services industry. He takes on even the most complex estate or asset protection cases, and he also has experience creating estate plans for special needs families.
With the many intricacies of assets, taxes, and state and federal laws that can affect a person’s estate, an estate planning lawyer can be a valuable professional asset, no matter how large or small a person’s estate may be. An estate planning attorney can:
To create a thorough and effective estate plan, individuals should follow these steps:
The cost of setting up a trust varies quite a bit depending on a variety of factors, including terms that are in place, special provisions for minor beneficiaries, and trustees' basic fees. In most cases, the minimum cost of setting up a trust is about $1,500, but depending on the factors mentioned above, this cost can increase by thousands of dollars.