Knowledgeable Counsel And Guidance With Estates And Probate

Attorney William T. Wilson has more than 40 years of experience protecting his clients' best interests in Temple, Texas, and surrounding areas. Personal injury and wrongful death claims make up the bulk of the firm's caseload, but estate planning and probate are also a significant component of the law practice.

Estate planning is for everyone — not just the wealthy. Whether you have substantial assets or a more modest estate, you owe it to your family to identify how you would like your assets distributed in the future.

Experience You Need To Protect Your Estate

Just as every family is unique, no two estate plans are the same. Attorney William Wilson will tailor his approach based on the goals you have for your family. He is also available to guide families through the probate process based on the plans identified in estate documents. Contact our Temple estate planning lawyer to learn how he can help you take the right steps to plan for the future.

Establishing Complex And Simple Estate Plans

Some people think estate planning is designed for the wealthy or individuals on the brink of retirement. In fact, every adult can benefit from establishing an estate plan. If you have minor children, you should name a legal guardian to care for your children in case something unforeseeable were to happen to either parent. Establishing an estate plan can also ensure that children from a previous marriage obtain the right share of the inheritance.

Every estate plan is just as unique as the dynamics of your family. Attorney William Wilson is committed to working with you to develop a simple or complex estate plan that may include:

  • A will
  • Trusts
  • Advance health care directives
  • Charitable planning
  • Powers of attorney
  • Estate and gift tax planning

Attorney William Wilson can work with you to make sure your family knows how you would like to be cared for, in case you become disabled before you die. He can also ensure that your property is distributed appropriately and any plans you have for family members with special needs are made clear.

Skilled Killeen/Temple Probate Lawyer Working For You

Probate and estate administration becomes suddenly vital after an accidental death in the family. William T. Wilson assists families at these tragic times, as well as families whose loved ones have died of natural causes.

As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Wilson also helps families recover damages related to wrongful death accidents. He helps qualifying representatives act on behalf of the estate to secure the compensation the law allows.

Whether the need for probate advice is urgent or the culmination of a loved one's long-term illness or debility, Mr. Wilson is prepared to provide the necessary information and guidance for estate administration to move forward.

Probate is designed to ensure that assets are distributed in an orderly fashion once someone passes away. This is a highly technical, administrative process that can be hard to navigate and can be magnified when dealing with the loss of a loved one. This process is often much smoother when loved ones create estate plans before they pass away.

Attorney William Wilson is committed to guiding family members and other individuals named as estate administrators through the probate process. One of the first steps is to make sure assets are distributed according to the terms of the will. He can work with estate administrators or executors to make sure they fully understand their responsibilities, such as:

  • Obtaining appraisals for assets included in the estate
  • Distributing property based on the terms of the will
  • Filing and paying estate taxes
  • Notifying creditors and paying any remaining estate debts

He can address will contests or any probate-related dispute or litigation that arises.

Contact An Experienced Estate Planning And Probate Lawyer

When you and your family's best interests are on the line, contact attorney William Wilson for an initial consultation. He will take the time to understand your goals so you can take the right steps to plan for the future. Our law office is conveniently located on the third floor of the Temple Public Library, but Mr. Wilson can visit you in the hospital or in your home, if necessary.