Appointment in a Testament

It is common practice in wills and trusts for a person to allow certain decisions to be made by other appointed individuals. As a result, a testator may establish that one person may receive a sizeable portion of his or her estate in order to divide that property among others. Depending on the language of the testament, the use of an appointment can carefully distribute property according to the sensible choices of a trusted family member or friend.

For more information regarding your rights and options in estate plan creation as a testator, contact the Houston wills and trusts lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865 today.

Types of Appointments

Different kinds of appointments can be established throughout a testament. According to probate law, the individuals selected to take power in these appointments may opt to reject the proposal, but this can change how the testament will be treated under the law. In particular, this can create complications in terms of estate taxes.

The following kinds of appointments are available for testators:

  • General power of appointment
  • Special power of appointment
  • Testamentary power of appointment

General and special powers of appointment are standard means to divide property in a will or trust through the decision of another person. Testamentary powers, on the other hand, are a distinct method to limit the power of appointment for a particular person. This addition to a testament can set a specific period of time for a certain person to hold a power of appointment.

Contact Us

If you are considering the future of your estate and need the assistance of an attorney to work through your estate plan, contact the Houston wills and trusts attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., today by calling 281-362-2865.

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