North Texas Estate Planning And Elder Law Attorneys

"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans."
— Allen Saunders

Death or disability might be decades away, or as near as tomorrow. Though we can't control how or when, we can plan for what happens after the fact. Through purposeful planning, you can provide guidance to loved ones, protect family assets and shape your legacy. Meanwhile you can resume life with peace of mind that your affairs are in order.

The Snyder & Snyder law firm has been trusted for more than 40 years to put clients' wishes in writing in a strategic and legally sound manner. Our estate planning methods are backed by our tax law credentials and our parallel practice in related matters of business, real estate and family law. We are methodical, creative and comprehensive in protecting your interests and planning your legacy.

Estate Plans Tailored To Your Goals And Realities

We welcome anyone seeking sound and sophisticated estate planning strategies. Our clients range from entrepreneurs, professionals, athletes and others with high net worth and complex holdings to people of moderate wealth and simple estates who are approaching their retirement years.

We start with the essentials, making sure that your basic estate planning documents are clear, thorough and aligned with your goals and needs:

  • A testamentary will declaring your heirs and how your estate will be distributed in the event of death
  • Declaration of guardianship for minor children or an adult disabled child
  • Durable power of attorney authorizing a trusted individual to oversee your business and personal affairs if you become incapacitated
  • Medical power of attorney to make decisions on your behalf regarding medical care and intervention
  • A directive to physicians (living will) regarding heroic measures, artificial life support and end-of-life care
  • Express wishes regarding funeral arrangements, bequests and other facets of your legacy

Advanced And Value-Added Estate Planning

In conjunction with careful preparation of essential documents, many of our clients need sophisticated strategies to mitigate tax implications, protect vulnerable assets and otherwise bridge the intergenerational transfer of wealth. Our decades of experience with taxation is the foundation of our firm, which enables us to be intentional in succession planning to avoid estate taxes. Likewise, we are well-versed in trusts and asset protection strategies to shield family wealth from other threats.

Our lawyer can tailor your estate plans to reflect specific goals, such as charitable bequests or providing for a family member with special needs. We also help families anticipate nursing home care and other elder law concerns through long-term care insurance, gifting strategies, creation of life estates and other methods.

Snyder & Snyder is an active participant with seniors' organizations in order to provide quality legal services for clients in their golden years. We are members of the Dallas Estate Planning Council and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Based in Plano, Texas, we serve clients in Collin County, statewide and beyond. Call 972-702-9700 or contact us online.