Will & Trusts

Creating Wills & Trusts in Texas

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At the Law Offices of Dan Chern, P.C., we are passionate about providing personalized and effective counsel for our clients. For nearly 20 years, our Dallas estate planning lawyer has been helping individuals protect their assets for future generations to come.


It’s never too early to start planning. Contact our firm today at (972) 200-3078 to set up a consult.


What You Can Expect As Our Client

When it comes to creating a solid and comprehensive estate plan, there are two pieces that can play a significant: wills and trusts. When you come to our firm, we can review your financial and familial situation and help you determine which aspects are necessary for your estate plan. Our goal is to help you create a plan that you and your loved ones will be confident in.

  • Personal Strategies for Every Need: We never take a cookie-cutter approach to solving your future planning needs; rather, we provide every client with a tailored approach. We focus on helping you create a will or trust that protects your assets and future.
  • Effective & Innovative Solutions: Do not hesitate on creating your will or trust because of the potential cost of hiring a lawyer. The cost of inaction will be more devastating, by and far. We provide cost-effective solutions without compromising on quality of results.
  • Protect What Matters Most: We know that you have spent a lifetime earning the things you hold most dear to your heart. You shouldn’t have to jeopardize those things when you are no longer around to protect them.
  • Free Consultations: You can start on your will, trust, or litigation matter today – free of charge. Simply contact us today and we can review your case with no obligation or risk to you.

What is the difference between a will and trust?

While both are useful and effective estate planning tools, there are some serious differences between wills and trusts. Most importantly, they serve different purposes. In many cases, individuals decide that having both documents is the most advantageous for their estate.

For example, a will differs from a trust in that it:
  • Only goes into place after you have passed away
  • Directs what should happen to your property on your death
  • Appoints a legal representative to fulfill your final wishes
  • Passes through the probate process
  • Becomes part of the public record
  • Allows you to name a guardian for children
  • Let’s you specify funeral preferences and arrangements

In comparison, a trust can do the following:

  • Take effect immediately after being created, after your death, or even later on
  • Transfer property to the trust, rather than leaving it in your name
  • Pass outside of probate, directly providing beneficiaries with assets
  • Remain private, rather than becoming public
  • Set up a plan if you were to become disabled or incapacitated
  • Bypass certain taxes for loved ones who inherit property

If you have questions on which estate planning documents would be beneficial for your situation, our Dallas estate planning attorney would be more than happy to discuss your case with you.

Feel free to call us at (972) 200-3078 or fill out a case evaluation at any time to begin!

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