This site DOES offer legal advice
National sites that advertise “do-it-yourself” wills and legal forms wouldn’t dare claim to offer legal advice. LegalZoom and other similar sites are required to state in their ads and on their websites that they don't offer legal advice or legal representation.
The Cockrell Law Firm can and does offer legal advice. TexasWills.com is not just an internet business offering do-it-yourself forms. The Cockrell Law Firm is proud to offer legal advice and attorney-drafted Texas wills online through this website.
So here’s a question (paraphrased) that was actually asked on a legal questions site recently – “My father (kinda, not listed as such on birth certificate) wants to give all of his 150 acres and his very nice home to me before he dies. He wants to avoid taxes and probate fees. Can sell it to me for ‘$10 […]
In short, probably. More clearly, your estate will probably need a will. Your will doesn’t address what you have now, it addresses what you have when you die. Your will also isn’t for you. It is for those you love and will leave behind. Think of it like insurance – Your house has never been destroyed […]
Unlike other online will companies such as LegalZoom who don’t offer legal advice, TexasWills.com is a service offered by an actual law firm who can offer you real legal advice.
TexasWills.com is a service offered by The Cockrell Law Firm and provides attorney-drafted Texas wills that are of the same quality as those that our firm offers clients who come see us in person.
A will in which all gifts, beneficiaries and appointment will be the same in each spouse
This is you. You are the testator, the person making this Texas will with the advice and assistance of our law firm.
The person charged, once appointed by the court, with carrying out your last wishes as expressed in your Texas will.
The person charged with managing the assets of the trust and utilizing those assets for the benefit of the trust beneficiary.
A testamentary trust is a trust created by your Texas will. The only type of trust offered on TexasWills.com is a testamentary trust for the benefit of minor children. If you have need of any other type of trust, please contact The Cockrell Law Firm to set up an in-person appointment.
A person charged with the care of a minor or incapacitated person. Texas wills created on TexasWills.com allow you to name a guardian for your children should something happen to you while they are still minors. If you have other guardianship needs, please contact The Cockrell Law Firm to set up an in-person appointment.
A gift given upon death through your Texas will. TexasWills.com allow you to differentiate between specific gifts
and general (residuary) bequests.
A handwritten instruction to your executor stating how certain personal property is to be distributed. Our Texas wills have language on the first page that empowers you to leave such a memorandum.
A MEMORANDUM SHOULD NEVER BE USED TO ATTEMPT TO BEQUEST REAL PROPERTY, TITLED PROPERTY SUCH AS CARS OR BOATS, OR PROPRTY OF SIGNIFICANT VALUE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A COURT DISPUTE.
A gift of a certain personal or real property to an individual or set of individuals. If this gift is being distributed in the same way as the remainder of your property, it can be covered by the general bequest in the residuary clause.
Often referred to as a Living Will or a DNR, a Directive to Physicians is the legal document that allows you to instruct medical providers as to what level of life support you desire under certain circumstances. TexasWills.com provides these to all clients requesting a Medical Power of Attorney at no extra charge.