Wills Attorney in Dallas, TX

At Burch Law, we recognize the profound importance of a well-crafted Will in safeguarding your legacy and ensuring that your final wishes are respected. Serving as your advocate in Dallas, Texas, we are dedicated to crafting estate plans that reflect your desires and protect the interests of your loved ones.

What is a Will?

A Will is a legally binding legal document that outlines how you want your assets distributed after your death. It allows you to specify beneficiaries for your property (like family members), appoint a guardian for minor children, and name an executor who will oversee the process of settling your estate.

Unlike other estate planning tools, a Will takes effect only after your death and is essential for anyone looking to have a say in how their assets are handled thereafter.

Loving black family enjoys in their time together outdoors.

The Main Differences Between a Will and a Trust

While both Wills and trusts are key components of comprehensive estate planning, they serve different purposes and come into effect at different times. A Will is effective only after your death, detailing how your assets should be distributed and who should manage this process. In contrast, a trust can be activated during your lifetime, offering immediate asset management benefits and potentially bypassing the lengthy and public probate courts process. Trusts also provide greater control over when and how your assets are distributed, which can be crucial for complex estate planning goals.

How a Will and Trust Work Together


Incorporating both a Will and a trust into your estate plan can provide a more robust protection and flexibility for managing your assets. A trust can manage specific assets during your lifetime and continue after your death, while a Will can cover any remaining assets not included in the trust. This dual approach ensures comprehensive coverage and can prevent potential legal challenges or oversights. Additionally, having a Will can serve as a safety net to catch any assets inadvertently left out of the trust, ensuring that all your assets are distributed according to your wishes.

Why Should an Attorney Help You Craft Your Last Will and Testament?

Crafting a Will is a nuanced process that benefits greatly from professional legal guidance. Here are several reasons why working with a Burch Law attorney can be invaluable:

Expertise in Legal Requirements: Texas law has specific requirements that must be met for a Will to be valid. Our attorneys ensure that your Will meets all legal standards, avoiding potential disputes over its validity.

Tailored to Your Needs: Every individual’s situation is unique. We provide personalized advice to match your specific circumstances, including complex family dynamics or business considerations.

Prevents Disputes Among Beneficiaries: A clearly written Will can help prevent misunderstandings and disputes among your heirs (like a surviving spouse or adult children), ensuring that your assets (like real estate and life insurance) are distributed as you intended.

Comprehensive Planning: Beyond just drafting a Will, our attorneys help integrate it with other aspects of your estate plan, like trusts and healthcare directives, providing a cohesive strategy for your future.

Peace of Mind: Knowing that your Will has been professionally prepared can give you and your loved ones peace of mind, knowing that your wishes will be honored without undue stress or legal complications or government intervention. Remember: If you don’t have a Will, the State of Texas has one for you!

Is Your Last Will and Testament Secure?

At Burch Law in Dallas, Texas, our goal is to empower you with the legal tools necessary to control your legacy fully. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin the process of protecting your future and the well-being of your loved ones.

Our Estate Planning Packages are designed to help you craft your legacy and guarantee that you have a thorough estate plan tailored to your needs. We are committed to offering you the flexibility to personalize your plan according to your preferences, ensuring that you can secure your future exactly as you envision it.

Through careful planning and legal support, we help you craft a lasting testament that reflects your values and wishes, ensuring that your legacy is preserved for generations to come.

Burch Law
Scroll to Top