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A simple approach to 
Estate Planning
 We help make estate planning easy and stress-free.

Faster.
Simpler.
Easier.

With direct communication with a licensed attorney and a simple process, we provide all of our clients with a 100% remote process from start to finish.

STEP 1
Talk with a Lawyer  ...it's free!

STEP 2
Choose a Will or Trust Plan.

STEP 3
Review your plan via Zoom.

STEP 4
Sign and file your documents.

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Islamic Wills & Trusts

Islamic Wills and Trusts are legal documents devising your assets in accordance with Texas and Islamic law.

Ancillary Documents

Each plan includes ancillary documents, including your guardianship declarations, medical power of attorney, durable power of attorney, and HIPAA Authorization.

Flat-Fee Plans

We have two flat-fee plans:

1.  Islamic Will Plan

Or

1.  Islamic Trust Plan

with Pour-Over Will

Last Will and Testament

A Last Will and Testament is the most important building block in any estate plan. It specifies your funeral arrangements, what debts are part of the estate, who the beneficiaries of your estate are, the amount each beneficiary is entitled to, and the executor of your estate.  We do not need to know your assets at this point.

Revocable Living Trust

A Revocable Living Trust can be used as a substitute for a Last Will and Testament.  It allows the originator to change or cancel provisions of the trust during their lifetime.  Trusts can be used to manage money and property, and to designate the beneficiaries after death.  We do need to know your assets at this point, and to transfer the assets accordingly to the trust.

What's the difference?

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A Last Will and Testament likely requires a probate process after death, while a Revocable Living Trust can avoid the probate process if properly created and funded. 

 

A Last Will and Testament has lower upfront cost to start than a Revocable Living Trust, but probate costs may be avoided if a Revocable Living Trust is properly created and funded.  

 

A Last Will and Testament does not require any transfer of assets, while a Revocable Living Trust requires assets to be transferred to the Trust after creation.

In summary, it's a personal preference.  If the goal is to have a lower cost estate plan, without any further action aside from signing the documents, then the Last Will and Testament may be best.  If the goal is to avoid probate in the future, and make it a simple process, a Revocable Living Trust may be best.

What's an Islamic Estate Plan?

An Islamic Estate Plan is simply following the Quran regarding who the beneficiaries to your assets are, and in what portions.  In Texas, if you die without a valid Will or Trust, Texas Intestacy laws generally dictate who the beneficiaries to your assets are, and in what portions.  Additionally, probate proceedings for individuals that die without a valid Will or Trust are generally longer in duration, and greater in court and attorney fees.

References:

Surah Al-Baqarah, 180-182; Surah An-Nisa, 7-14, 176; Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 51

Islamic Wills & Trusts

Guardian Declaration

A Guardian Declaration allows parents to designate a person to exercise parental authority and financial authority on their behalf while their children are minors, subject the discretion of the court.  A minor is a person under 18 years of age and who has never been married and who has not had the disabilities of minority removed.​  Under Texas law, a court may appoint a guardian of the minor’s person or of a minor’s estate.  

 

Durable Power of Attorney

A Durable Power of Attorney is a legal document that enables a person (the "principal") to name someone (the "agent") to act on the principal's behalf related specifically to financial-related tasks and decisions.  It takes effect when the principal is unable to complete certain tasks due to his or her incapacity.  

Medical Power of Attorney

A Medical Power of Attorney is a legal document that enables a person (the "principal") to name someone else (the "agent") to act on the principal's behalf related specifically to critical medical-treatment decisions.  It takes effect when the principal is incapacitated, certified in writing by the principal's attending physician. The agent has powers related to medical-treatment decisions specified in the document.  

HIPAA Authorization Form

HIPAA Authorization enables a person (the "principal") to name someone else (an "agent") to access the principal's protected health information.  It takes effect immediately.​  ​The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) requires an express authorization for disclosure of confidential information.

Ancillary Documents

We have two flat-fee plans to choose from:

Islamic Will Plan

1.  Last Will and Testament

2.  Durable Power of Attorney

3.  Medical Power of Attorney

4.  HIPAA Authorization Form

5.  Guardianship Declaration (if applicable)

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OR

Islamic Trust Plan 

1.  Revocable Living Trust

2.  Pour-Over Will

3.  Durable Power of Attorney

4.  Medical Power of Attorney

5.  HIPAA Authorization Form

6.  Guardianship Declaration (if applicable)

7.  Special Warranty Deed (if applicable)  

Flat-Fee Plans

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