“So I have a will in Texas even without writing one?” You do in a way. And it was written by your state legislators. While most of us trust our government to some extent, few of us, if any, trust them to tell us what we can do with our own belongings.
If a Texan does not assign his/her property through a valid Texas will, the state has essentially written one for them. The legal term is “intestate succession.” This is the state’s definition of a person’s heirs without a will. In other words, the government decides who gets your stuff.
So what can you do to prevent the Great State of Texas from deciding who gets your property when you pass away? You need to get a valid Texas will, one that meets all the requirements of the Texas Estates Code. In the end, a Texas will should accomplish many things. But first and foremost, your will should make sure that your worldly possessions should pass according to your wishes, not according to state laws.
In some specific instances, Texas’ intestacy laws might leave your belonging to the same individuals that you would want to leave them to. But even then, the costs of probating your estate without a will are far greater than the costs with a valid, attorney-drafted will.
Our website is a service of our law firm. With this service, you can have a valid, attorney-drafted last will and testament within two to three business days. Simply signing a document can override state laws. It just takes a few minutes to fill out our carefully crafted Texas will. And within a week you can declare your independence from Texas’ intestacy laws. That is a power that every Texas citizen should exercise. CLICK HERE TO EXERCISE YOUR POWER TODAY.