Keller, Texas was established by settlers in the 1850s largely because of its vast farmland and access to Trinity River’s fresh waters. The village was actually born in 1881 when the Texas and Pacific Railway between Fort Worth and Texarkana was completed. Today, Keller is a mostly residential city with a current population of about 45,000. Keller boasts more than 26 miles of hiking and biking trails as well as The Keller Pointe on Rufe Snow Drive, an award-winning recreation and aquatic center. Keller has often been rated by various magazines as one of the best places to live in the United States as well as one of the nation’s wealthiest cities with a median household income of $114,542.
With this in mind, many Keller residents face unique challenges in planning their estates. Fortunately, they have access to the Law Office of Carey Thompson, P.C., a premier estate planning practice serving clients throughout greater Tarrant County. If you are looking to create a will or establish a trust, look no further than attorney Carey Thompson. He provides each client with the personalized service of a boutique practice along with the sophisticated legal advice typically found in a large law firm.
Our legal team is highly regarded for providing each client with individualized attention and cost-effective service. We believe that clients should be kept well-informed about the status of their matter, and we encourage them to participate directly in the process. When you consult us, we will take the time to understand your needs and objectives and custom-design an estate plan to preserve your wealth and protect your loved ones.
Estate Planning Attorney Serving Keller, Texas
At the Law Office of Carey Thompson, P.C., we know that many individuals and families in Keller have many concerns, from preserving their wealth and providing for their loved ones, to avoiding probate and planning for incapacity. We address those concerns by providing clients first-rate representation and caring, efficient service.
While some clients may only require a will-based estate plan, we also help clients establish trust-based plans that can help to protect their assets, mitigate estate taxes, protect disabled loved ones or leave a charitable legacy. Our attorneys are comfortable working with clients from all walks of life in Keller, including those with small estates, middle income families, and high net-worth individuals.
Well-versed in the applicable trusts and estates law, we have extensive experience drawing up a variety of essential estate planning documents:
- Last Will and Testament (Will) — A will is the most basic estate planning document that declares how your assets will be managed and distributed upon death.
- Revocable Living Trust — A living trust takes ownership of your property but allows you to continue managing it during your lifetime. This estate planning tool helps to avoid probate and mitigate estate taxes.
- Irrevocable Trust — Property that is transferred into an irrevocable trust cannot be removed since the trust cannot be altered or modified without court approval. There are different types of irrevocable trusts designed to achieve a variety of objectives, such as providing for a loved one with special needs, long-term care planning, avoiding taxes and protecting assets from creditors.
- Durable Power of Attorney — Durable Power of Attorney names a trusted individual (e.g. spouse, family family member, close associate) to manage your personal and business affairs should you become incapacitated due to an illness or injury.
- Healthcare Proxy — Also referred to as an advance directive for healthcare, a Healthcare Proxy names someone to act as your agent and coordinate your medical care with your doctor according to your preferences when you cannot communicate your wishes.
- Living Will — This document declares the type of end-of-life care you wish to receive or have withheld if you become terminally ill and/or incapacitated.
At the Law Office of Carey Thompson, P.C. we believe that estate planning is for everyone, regardless of their family situation or financial status.
Social Security Disability Benefits
In addition to providing the Keller community with innovative estate planning services, our practice is dedicated to fighting for the rights of disabled individuals and their families. If you have a medical impairment that impedes your ability to work, you may be concerned about providing for yourself and your family.
Fortunately, the Social Security Administration offers benefit programs such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is available to those who have paid into the Social Security system through tax deductions while SSI provides for those with limited financial resources. That’s the good news. The bad news is that obtaining these benefits can be daunting — nearly two-thirds of initial disability benefits claims are denied.
That’s where the Law Office of Carey Thompson comes in. Well-versed in the eligibility rules governing SSDI and SSI, we can help you navigate all levels of the disability benefits claims process. This includes assisting with the initial application, filing an appeal, and representing you in disability hearings or in federal court if necessary. Knowing that dealing with the federal bureaucracy while battling a disability can be overwhelming, we will help you navigate the system and stand by you every step of the way. We offer free consultations and you will not pay any attorneys’ fees to us until your claim is approved. If you are seeking SSDI or SSI, call our office today to speak with our disability benefits attorneys.
Contact Our Keller, Texas Estate Planning and Disability Benefits Attorney
At the Law Office of Carey Thompson, P.C. clients always come first. When you work with our legal team, you will have peace of mind knowing that your interests will be protected. We will take the time to understand your circumstances and goals and then tailor a solution to your unique needs. Whether you need assistance designing an estate plan or appealing an adverse disability determination, you can trust us to provide you with trustworthy advice and objective insights. Please contact our office today to set up a consultation.