Have You Planned For Your Future?
At Zollie C. Steakley, PLLC, our firm handles a variety of estate planning matters, including planning for the distribution of your property at your death, taking into account wills, taxes, insurance, property and trusts, so as to gain the maximum benefit of all laws while at the same time carrying out your wishes.
It is our goal to structure your estate so that it can be administered efficiently and effectively after your death and during your life. Our estate planning services include:
- Drafting trusts, both revocable and irrevocable
- Drafting wills
- Assisting in probate disputes
- Creating power of attorneys, both medical and financial
- Creating and administering guardianships and conservatorships
- Drafting Directives to Physicians (living wills)
- Administering lifetime gifts
Our firm provides in-depth analysis and guidance in the emerging area of elder law and the special planning needs of older clients: financial planning; estate planning; major entitlement programs such as Social Security income, pension and retirement benefits, Medicare and Medicaid; health care considerations; planning for incapacity, including living wills, durable powers of attorney, right-to-die issues and discrimination against the elderly.
Estate Administration And Probate
Probate is the legal process by which a person’s debts are paid and assets are distributed upon her or his death. Estate administration includes the probate process as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased’s assets. Individual state laws direct the probate court how to distribute the deceased’s estate. State laws and procedures vary greatly, so it is important to consult a lawyer with experience in this area of the law to ensure that the deceased’s assets are distributed correctly.
At Zollie C. Steakley, PLLC, we can handle the administration of the estate, so that you can grieve the loss of your loved one.
A Partner For Today And The Future
Contact our law firm to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to hearing from you. We are located in Sweetwater, Texas, and serve all of the Big Country Area of Texas, including Lubbock and the Panhandle.