Estate Planning/Probate

It’s never too early to start thinking about estate planning. The attorneys at Smith Horton Law understand that discussing and planning your estate is often a sensitive subject. These are important decisions that should be handled with care and discretion. Our attorneys can help inform and advise you of the different legal tools available to protect your assets. Our goal is to understand our clients on a personal level so that we can create an estate plan specific to their needs, which may include plans for minor children or medical decisions.

Understanding your legal rights

In addition, it is important to understand what legal rights your family will have upon your incapacity or death. The death of a loved one can be overwhelming. Our attorneys provide counsel on the probate process and how your assets will be distributed upon your death.

Since estate planning can be uniquely tailored to an individual’s wishes, it is important to review your documents after life-changing events such as marriage, divorce, birth of a child, or a death.

Below is a list of common documents we can make for you:

  • Will
  • Living Will
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Power of Attorney
  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Trust


Are You Covered? When to Update Your Will.

Generally, the purpose of a will is to distribute the testator’s assets upon his or her death. A will often includes a provision for personal property, real property, and the residuary estate. While your will may have incorporated all your personal property and real property at the time ...