Practice Areas

Dallas Wills and Trusts Attorney

Texas Will Lawyer

For over twenty years, the Law Offices of Jo Bess Jackson, P.C., has assisted people in creating comprehensive estate plans. While we have extensive experience with complex estate plans, our firm also creates simple wills and trusts for individuals and families throughout North Texas.

We have built our practice by giving personal attention to each and every client. Only after spending time getting to know you can we truly understand the issues to address in your estate plan. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Dallas wills and trusts attorney.

We assist clients in the following legal areas:

Estate Planning

Take control of the disposition of your property after your death. With an estate plan, you can protect your family and loved ones after your death. You also can control the disposition of your property and your hard-earned assets. Your estate plan can protect you regarding healthcare decisions, powers of attorney, guardian designations, living wills, advanced directives and other vital care needs. Estate planning is the legal process to plan not only for the remainder of your life, but for the life of your family as well.

Wills and Living Wills

Each person’s situation is different. Therefore, we take the necessary time to determine the most appropriate way to draft your will. As such, a “cookie-cutter” approach is simply not an option in this area of law. Our firm can effectively draft a client’s last will and testament, power of attorney, and/or living will.


There are many different types of trusts available for your estate plan, including a marital trust, bypass or family trust, Special Needs Trust and pet trust to provide for the care of your pets after your death. After she understands your goals and needs, Jo Bess can help you review different ways a trust could help you achieve your goals, and create the trusts as a part of your estate plan.

Estate Taxes

Estate taxes will rapidly deplete your estate funds and hard-earned assets. Estate tax planning is an effective way to minimize or avoid estate tax or death tax liability, and to maximize the amount of money available to your family at the time of your death.

Probate and Estate Administration

There are many ways to probate an estate in Texas. A full probate is not always necessary. We help you choose the most cost-efficient and expedited process, and ensure that the property passes to the intended beneficiaries in a timely manner.

GLBT Estate Planning

We also counsel gay and lesbian families about the need for proper estate planning. Our GLBT estate planning practice includes GLBT wills and trusts, and powers of attorney.

Contact a Plano Estate Planning Lawyer

To learn more about estate planning and probate, contact the Law Offices of Jo Bess Jackson, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent people throughout North Texas, including Dallas County, Collin County, Plano, McKinney, Irving, and Fort Worth. Please call (214) 219-2285.