Trusted Attorneys For Transfer On Death Deeds In Texas
Texas law offers many estate planning tools for an efficient transfer of your property after your death without having to go through the court system. At Warren & Kazen Law, our lawyers utilize all the legal devices that Texas offers – including transfer on death deeds (TODDs) – to allow an immediate transfer of your real property upon your death. Our goal is to accomplish your wishes with an efficient and streamlined process for your loved ones.
Based in Austin and Dripping Springs, we draw on more than 25 years of experience in the legal community to help create meaningful legacies. Our robust real estate practice integrates seamlessly with estate planning to provide comprehensive support for your needs, including TODDs.
Can A Transfer On Death Deed Avoid Texas Probate?
Yes. TODDs can be a strategic tool to bypass the often complex and lengthy probate process in Texas. By directly transferring property to your designated beneficiary upon your passing, a TODD simplifies the transition of your estate.
Does A Transfer On Death Deed Protect Against Creditor Claims?
A TODD generally won’t shield your estate from creditor claims. The beneficiary will be on the hook for any outstanding debts that your estate doesn’t satisfy, which is why it’s important to plan ahead and avoid that scenario. Note that a mortgage or lien on the property will transfer along with it. But our lawyers can help you understand how real estate taxes and creditor claims might affect your estate and work with you.
Can A Transfer On Death Deed Be Contested?
Like any estate planning document, a TODD may be contested. Our team will help you anticipate potential disputes and take proactive steps to minimize the likelihood of a contest. We strive to create a strong TODD that stands firm against challenges.
Plan For Tomorrow: Discover The Benefits Of A TODD
If you’re in the Austin area and looking to secure your legacy, we invite you to reach out to us at 512-982-1141. Our lawyers are well-versed in the nuances of transfer on death deed laws and are dedicated to guiding you through the creation of a thorough estate plan that aligns with your intentions. We know how to develop effective strategies for protecting your legacy within the framework of Texas law.
Together, we can ensure that your final wishes are honored and your loved ones are cared for.