Privacy in Wills and Trusts

When the inevitable division of property comes due after a loved one’s death, some prefer to go through certain additional steps in order to keep their affairs private. To others, it is of little matter what the rest of the world knows regarding their inheritance. However, the difference could be important for some, either as a measure to maintain a sense of dignified privacy or to keep peculiarities of an inheritance hidden. In some cases, the additional work and resources it takes to draft one inheritance document over another may be enough to choose the less costly choice.

Contact the Houston wills and trusts lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 281-362-2865 to learn more about how inheritance laws might affect your situation.

Differences between Wills and Trusts

The scrutiny of the public eye is a major concern for some families, as they have achieved a certain level of fame or popularity within their communities. Wills and trusts deal with privacy differently, making the difference in process and price a significant consideration. Here are some of the differences:

  • Wills are public documents
  • Trusts are private documents
  • Trusts can include clauses that may reveal unpopular traits
  • Trusts can privately deal with unusual or sensitive properties

With wills being significantly more public, more open to court interpretation, and available to scrutiny, they may be acceptable for only certain families. On the other hand, trusts offer the benefit of privacy.

Contact Us

If you are preparing for your family’s life after your passing, establishing a will or trust is likely to be high on your list of priorities. Make sure your wishes are communicated appropriately. Contact the Houston wills and trusts attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 281-362-2865 to learn how we can help you.

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