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San Antonio Estate Planning Attorneys

LET US HELP YOU name the people or organizations you want to receive what you own after you die.

The estate planning attorneys of Dauphin Law can give you peace of mind. Some people assume, they aren't rich enough to do estate planning or don't own enough to do estate planning. This is not true. Practically everyone has an estate. In fact, your estate includes everything you own, like your car, home, other real estate, checking and savings accounts, personal possessions, furniture, life insurance policies and more. No matter how large or small your estate, it is important that you plan for what will happen when you die.

Estate planning is so much more than just leaving instructions for how and to whom you wish to leave your estate. Estate planning involves not only determining how your assets will be preserved, managed, and distributed after death but it also addresses the management of your properties and financial obligations if you become incapacitated.

San Antonio estate planning attorney, Christine Dauphin Hernández has taken a special interest in helping families to plan for not only after death transferring of assets but to plan for managing life decisions in the event of incapacitation. No matter your age or station in life, estate planning is extremely important.

I know what it's like to lose a loved one suddenly and not know what to do next because that loved one didn't plan to die so young...

-Christine Dauphin Hernández, Esq.

Common Estate Planning Documents

  • Last Will and Testament

  • Durable Power of Attorney

  • Medical Power of Attorney

  • Directive to Physicians and Surrogates (Living Will)

  • Disposition of Remains

  • Appointment of Guardians

  • Revocable Living Trust

Keep in mind that there are other ways to estate plan with tools that transfer assets outside of the probate courts (non-probate assets).

Common Non-Probate Assets

  • insurance policies

  • bank accounts with named pay on death beneficiaries

  • property owned in joint tenancy with right of survivorship

  • IRAs

  • pensions

  • profit sharing plans

  • 401(k) plans

  • assets in trust