Estate Planning Attorney
At The Cawlfield Law Firm, PLLC, we focus on estate planning, wills, probate, real estate, and business law. With a unique and diverse background, our founding attorney Eddie Cawlfield provides attentive and fully personalized legal representation to clients. If you need legal guidance, we are here to help.
For a fully confidential, no-commitment initial consultation, call our Celina law office at (972) 382-5400 or reach out to us through our website.
An Overview of Our Legal Services
These are some of the services the Cawlfield Law Firm can assist you with:
Estate planning is simply the process of anticipating needs and arranging affairs so that a person and their loved ones are protected, no matter what might happen. You are never too young to put a proper estate plan in place. Among other things, an estate plan may involve a will, a trust, powers of attorney, appointing guardians for minor children, medical directives, and more. Your estate plan should be crafted to suit your unique needs and objectives. Eddie Cawlfield is an experienced Celina estate planning lawyer. He helps clients find peace and security through careful preparation. If you have questions about estate planning, please contact our office today.
A will is a foundational estate planning document. When you have a professionally drafted will in place, all parties, including a Texas probate court, will know your true last wishes. A will can be used to do many different things, including naming heirs, transferring assets, appointing an estate executor, and naming guardians for children. To be legally valid in Texas, a will must satisfy certain basic legal requirements. No one wants to leave stress, headaches, or confusion for their loved ones after passing away. Even worse, you do not want to leave your family or loved ones fighting over your estate. We can help you write a will that works best for your situation. If you have questions about your rights or your estate planning options, contact our Celina, TX wills attorney, Eddie Cawlfield.
As important as it is to write a will, it is not necessarily the best available estate planning tool for every situation. You may prefer to pass down assets and distribute property through a trust. For some, setting up a trust could be more effective. Trusts offer several advantages, including efficiency, confidentiality, and flexibility. Depending on the circumstances, a trust may even offer tax advantages. Trusts come in many forms—from living trusts to Special Needs and Gun Trusts. There is a common misconception that trusts are only for the most wealthy people. However, the reality is that many middle-class Texas families can benefit from using trusts as an estate planning and asset protection tool. To find out more about trusts, contact our office for assistance.
Probate and Estate Administration
Probate is the legal process by which a court oversees the administration of a decedent’s estate. If the person who passed away has a will, the Texas probate court will confirm its validity, appoint an executor, and initiate the process that allows creditor claims to be resolved and assets to be transferred to the selected beneficiaries. If a person who passed away does not have a valid will, their estate must still go through the probate process. It will be handled under the Texas intestacy laws. Our law firm handles all types of probate and estate administration issues, including litigation. If you have any questions about probate, we can help. Call Celina probate lawyer Eddie Cawlfield for immediate assistance.
Unfortunately, there may come a day when an elderly parent or vulnerable loved one is no longer able to care for themselves. Under Texas law, you have the right to file a petition for an adult guardianship which, if put into place, will give you the authority to handle the financial, medical, and/or legal affairs of the incapacitated person. Also, many guardianships are of the variety when a soon-to-be 18-year-old needs a guardian appointed. Adult guardianship cases are complicated and sensitive—especially if there is a dispute over the need for a guardianship or who should be selected as the guardian. Eddie Cawlfield is a compassionate Celina, TX adult guardianship lawyer. He will protect the rights of you and your vulnerable loved one.
Real Estate Law
In our real estate practice, we help clients find reliable, cost-effective solutions. Whether you need guidance with a real estate transaction or you are involved in a dispute, our Celina, TX real estate law attorney is prepared to protect your rights and interests. We have handled a wide range of real estate law matters, including those related to estate planning, trusts, and probate.
If you need business or corporate law guidance, our Celina, TX commercial lawyer can help. We handle many different types of business law matters, the formation of partnerships, LLCs, and corporations. As the founder and developer of multiple successful Texas companies, Texas business law attorney Eddie Cawflfied brings a truly unique experience to the table. He understands the challenges that entrepreneurs and business owners face.
The Cawlfield Law Firm
The Cawlfield Law Firm represents individuals, families, and businesses across a wide range of legal matters, including estate planning, probate law, guardianship law, real estate, and business formation. No matter the specific circumstances of your case, our team is here to get you answers and results. Among other things, Celina, TX attorney Eddie Cawlfield will:
- Conduct a comprehensive assessment of your case;
- Explain your legal rights and legal options;
- Help you identify opportunities and solutions; and
- Take whatever legal action is necessary to protect your best interests.
We believe that every client deserves individualized attention. Our legal team works tirelessly to help craft effective solutions for our clients.
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Schedule Your Fully Confidential Consultation Today
At The Cawlfield Law Firm, PLLC, we are committed to providing results-oriented legal representation to clients. To schedule a confidential, no-obligation initial consultation, please call us at (972) 382-5400or contact us directly online. With an office in Celina’s historic downtown square, we serve communities throughout the region, including in Collin County, Denton County, Grayson County, Cooke County, Tarrant County, and Dallas County.