LGBT Wills & Trusts

Texas Living Will Attorney

Like any other person, individuals in the LGBT community need wills and trusts to plan for their lives, and protect their families’ future. Even though same-sex marriages are now recognized in Texas, and the intestacy rules apply the same as they do for heterosexual couples, estate planning is still necessary. An effectively crafted estate plan can empower you to protect your loved ones and preserve your hard-earned assets. We will help you create an estate plan to ensure that your estate passes to those you wish at the time of your death.

At the Law Offices of Jo Bess Jackson, P.C., we help members of the LGBT community evaluate their choices related to estate plans, wills, and trusts. Contact Jo Bess Jackson to schedule a free initial consultation. Our firm will take the necessary time to build you a specially tailored estate plan.

Last Will and Testament

Wills state what property you own, who you want to receive that property at your death, and whether you wish for it to pass outright to the beneficiary or in a contingent trust. A will is an important tool in any estate plan, as it can allow you to name a guardian for your minor children. In essence, it is a way to ensure that people understand your intentions after your death.

Estate Planning Trusts

A trust is an important estate planning tool which allows you to control your property during your life, and possibly avoid or minimize certain estate taxes. A trust affords you control over your property during your life. It is also an effective way to avoid confusion regarding property ownership. Here are some examples of the trusts which our firm creates:

  • Contingent Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Pet Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts

To learn more about creating documents appointing a guardian, or drafting wills, and trusts, contact the Law Offices of Jo Bess Jackson, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. We counsel members of the LGBT community, and same-sex couples throughout North Texas, including Arlington, Garland, Dallas County, and DFW. Please call (214) 219-2285.

The Law Offices of Jo Bess Jackson represents clients throughout North Texas, including people in Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, McKinney, Denton, Irving, Arlington, Garland, Dallas County, Collin County, Ellis County, Henderson County, DFW, and Mid-Cities.