4 Estate Planning Must-Haves

Estate planning is a crucial process that ensures your assets are distributed according to your wishes after your passing. Boswell PLLC, a renowned estate planning law firm in Dallas, offers expert advice on the four must-haves for effective estate planning. Schedule a free consultation today.

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A Comprehensive Will

The cornerstone of any estate plan is a comprehensive will that clearly outlines your wishes regarding asset distribution. Boswell PLLC emphasizes the importance of creating a will that accurately reflects your intentions. This legal document not only ensures your possessions are passed down to intended beneficiaries.

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Trusts for Asset Protection

Boswell PLLC stresses the significance of incorporating trusts into your estate plan to protect your assets. Trusts enable you to transfer assets to designated beneficiaries while avoiding probate, minimizing estate taxes, and providing added protection. Trusts can be tailored to suit specific needs.

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Advanced Healthcare Directives

In the event of incapacitation, it's essential to have advanced healthcare directives in place. Boswell PLLC advises clients to establish a durable power of attorney for healthcare and a living will, which articulate your preferences regarding medical treatment and appoint someone to make healthcare decisions on your behalf.

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Beneficiary Designations and Asset Ownership

Boswell PLLC emphasizes that estate planning requires reviewing beneficiary designations and asset ownership regularly. Failing to update these details after major life events, such as marriage, divorce, or the birth of a child, can lead to unintended consequences.


Creating an estate plan can be a complex and emotionally challenging process. However, with the guidance of the estate planning attorneys at Boswell PLLC in Dallas, you can be confident that your estate planning must-haves are in order, protecting your assets and securing your loved ones' future. Schedule a free consultation today.

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