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Albin Yates Balius Roach, Attorneys at Law

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I can honestly recommend Erin as THE lawyer to work with. I have worked with attorneys in several areas of law, from corporate to malpractice to family, and I can honestly say Erin is the smartest, the most organized, the most sympathetic and the most aggressive attorney I have ever met. She is extremely easy to talk with, is willing to answer the dumbest of questions with patience and yet is a bulldog in the courtroom. My husband’s custody battle was difficult with an ex that was unreasonable and used the court system to her advantage. Up until we hired Erin, we had spent thousands of dollars and years being taken to court for frivolous reasons with no end to the ridiculousness in sight. Erin was able to, within 18 months, end it. Rather than telling us “how it is”, she listened to what happened previously, the strategies that had been used against us, how the law worked for or against us and what strategy she would recommend. In the most difficult court room, in a court known to favor moms, Erin managed to not only encourage the court to see what was going on, she managed to persuade the court to grant all my husband’s request.

— S.P., Tarrant County

Estate Planning

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A Full-Service Estate Planning Practice

Most families need a testamentary plan but either do not realize it or do not want to give it much serious thought. The reality is that neither approach changes the need. In fact, neglecting estate planning will put your loved ones at risk and leave important issues, such as the care of minor children, the distribution of assets and the administration of your estate, in the hands of a judge or court-appointed representative — instead of in your own hands or those of someone you trust.

Albin Roach has a team of attorneys who are experienced in all facets of estate planning and probate law. We tailor our services to meet the needs of clients with straightforward and complex estates alike. Contact estate planning attorneys in Plano, Texas, about your estate goals today.

Creating an Estate Plan

At the basic level of estate planning, our recommended plan is for clients to have a will with an optional contingent trust for minor children, a statutory durable power of attorney, a medical power of attorney, and a physician’s directive (living will) in place. Find out more about wills and trusts.

For estates involving the estate or gift tax threshold amounts, or involving businesses, blended-family situations or other complex factors, the individual needs and our services tend to be more sophisticated.

Beginning with a discussion of your goals and a thorough review and analysis of your assets, our lawyers will help you to evaluate your options and to choose the estate planning tools that are most appropriate for your individual needs and objectives. From there, we can proceed to draft the necessary documents, establish trusts and continue to keep your estate plan up-to-date as either the law or your family’s dynamics evolve.

The Probate Process

Our law firm assists families with the process of estate administration, or probate. We can help to ensure that your loved one’s assets are distributed according to his or her will, that debts are settled, and that other estate planning matters are settled. Find out more about the probate process.

Contact Information

Our team of estate planning professionals is led by Partner Jeffrey Yates. Make arrangements for an initial consultation by calling either of our offices directly or by contacting our firm online.