Our Virtual Online Law Office provides secure online preparation of vital Texas legal estate planning documents. Any adult Texan can use this service (not just senior citizens), no matter where  you are located in our very large state.

These are not rote legal forms. They are individually created for you by attorney Paul Premack personally, based on your answers to detailed questionnaires.

Fixed fees control your costs. All legal documents are prepared for you personally by the Certified Elder Law Attorney -- online and on your own schedule
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OR... Mr. Premack is available by appointment for in-office legal services.
Index of Available Legal Documents:
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Last Will & Testament
(of various types)

Community Property Survivorship Agreement

Advance Medical Directives
      Medical Power of Attorney
      Directive to Physicians

      HIPAA Authorization

Durable Power of Attorney
      Affidavit to Confirm Validity
      Resignation of Agent

Declaration of Guardian


Parental Authorization

Funeral Plan Authorization

Qualified Income Trust
      (Miller Trust) for Medicaid


Free Legal Forms


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Online Consultation
Submit your legal question online to Mr. Premack for a personal, confidential legal opinion
Here's how it works:

1)
Decide which legal documents are right for you.  See the index to the right.

2) Click on "Go to Questionnaire" to fill in and submit your information.

3) Pay for the document with your MasterCard or Visa.

4) Within 2 business days Premack will write your legal document and Email it to you. You review it, print it, and follow the written instructions for signing. If witnesses or a notary are required, you will arrange for them yourself.
 
Two Business Day Service

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   Your Last Will and Testament

Making a Will requires multi-level planning. You may think: "If I die, I'll leave everything to my children." But is that enough? With multi-level planning, you must ask the next question: "What if an heir dies before me? Who will then get that part of my estate?" If any level of heirs (primary or secondary) includes a person under age 21, you should place a responsible adult in charge of that inheritance. Currently the Virtual Law Office only prepares Wills for estates below the federal estate tax limits.
Click here for more information on federal estate taxes.

Select the pattern that matches your situation:


One Will (for a single, unmarried person, adult heirs). All heirs you select are adults.

Fixed Fee: $300

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One Will (for a single, unmarried person, minor heirs). Some of the heirs you select may be under age minors, to whom you will leave assets held in trust or in an adult's custody until they reach an older age you select.

Fixed Fee: $400

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Two Wills (for a husband and wife, adult heirs). All heirs you select are adults.

Fixed Fee: $550

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Two Wills (for a husband and wife, minor heirs). Some of the heirs you select may be under age minors, to whom you will leave assets held in trust or in an adult's custody until they reach an older age you select.

Fixed Fee: $750

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Community Property

Survivorship Agreement

Texas law allows you and your spouse to agree that all of your community property will pass to the survivor between you without the need for probate. A Community Property Survivorship Agreement, once filed with your County Clerk, is a giant step toward simplifying the transfer of property ownership when a spouse dies, and can save you  a great deal of money and time. 


Click here for more information on Community Property Survivorship Agreement.

Fixed fee: $800

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durable power of attorney, texas




Financial & Business Matters

Durable Power of Attorney

Durable Power of Attorney delegates authority to the person of your choice (and to alternates if you so choose). The Agent can then assist you to manage your property and finances without court intervention. This can help avoid expensive and unpleasant guardianship if you become disabled. This document is available in both "springing" and "direct" versions, and goes well beyond the basic statutory requirements to give you extra flexibility and assistance. Click here for more information on Durable Powers of Attorney.

Why not use the raw "statutory durable power of attorney" form that you can download from the internet? Here is a copy of the statutory form, annotated by Premack, showing the issues it raises and the problems it fails to address.  The legal durable power of attorney that you would order from Premack cures those defects.

Why not got to a cheaper website like LegalZoom? Read these FAQs and decide for yourself.


Fixed fee: $200

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Affidavit Confirming Validity of Durable Power of Attorney

You are acting as Agent under someone's financial power of attorney, and are attempting to take an action using that authority (at the bank or broker, for example). But the bank wants to be reassured that the power of attorney is still valid. This Affidavit meets statutory requirements (section 487 of the Code) for giving that reassurance, giving a liability shield to the bank.

Fixed fee: $50

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Resignation of Agent (under a financial and/or medical power of attorney)

Have you been named as the Agent in someone's financial or medical power of attorney, but you need to step aside? Whatever your motive, you have the right to resign.

Fixed fee: $50

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Advance Medical Directives

Medical Power of Attorney


A Medical Power of Attorney is your best tool for receiving uninterrupted quality health care. You may appoint the person of your choice to make medical decisions for you, if and when you become unable to make the decisions yourself. Don't be left to the whims of the medical and legal systems; appoint a trusted agent to see you through difficult health. While this document is available from a variety of sources in its "raw statutory" form, the version available here has been significantly improved, to increase your flexibility and allow you to give explicit instructions to your agent.

It is also designed to accommodate the federal patient privacy rules imposed by the HIPAA law, which is an issue that the "raw statutory" form has not been modified to address. If you purchase this Medical Power of Attorney, you do NOT need to purchase the HIPAA authorization document discussed below. (Click here to see that HIPAA Authorization.)

Click here for more information  on Medical Power of Attorney.

Fixed fee: $125

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Directive to Physicians

Medical care has reached new heights of sophistication. Not always used properly, this allows doctors to maintain a body in life beyond the time nature appointed. If you want your life to end with dignity, a Directive to Physicians is your instructions that your life not be artificially prolonged if your death is unavoidable. Unlike informal "living wills", the Directive to Physicians is fully enforceable under Texas law.

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Fixed fee: $50

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HIPAA Authorization

HIPAA stands for "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act", but this part of it has nothing to do with insurance. The HIPAA law also put new privacy rules into play to keep your medical information out of the wrong hands. But the government and you may have totally different definitions of "wrong hands" --- for instance, the law forbids your spouse to see your medical information without your consent. This HIPAA Authorization allows people you have already selected as Agents in your other legal documents (like your Durable Power of Attorney and your Medical Power of Attorney) to know what is happening when you become incapacitated.  

Click here for more information on the Federal HIPAA law.

Fixed fee: $50

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Declaration of Guardian

If you become disabled to the point of needing a guardian, a
Declaration of Guardian tells the Judge who you want to have at the helm. Your choice for guardian must be followed unless not in your "best interest" at the time. Your Declaration may also tell the Judge who you refuse to have as guardian; your refusal cannot be overridden by anyone.

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Fixed fee: $100

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Parental Authorization Agreement regarding Minor Child

If you are a parent seeking help with the daily care of a minor child -- for instance, you have asked one of the grandparents to care for your child -- you can now legally authorize that relative to make certain decisions for your minor child.


Click here for more information on a Parental Authorization. This is a complex legal document, and you should not order it until you have read more about it. 

Fixed fee: $200

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Designation of Agent

to Control Disposition of Remains
(Funeral Plan Authorization)

An "Appointment of Agent to Control Disposition of Remains" allows you to give specific, legally binding funeral instructions and to appoint one or more trusted persons to see that your wishes are fulfilled. It is especially useful if you have a different philosophy from other family members, and do not want their beliefs or rites to be used at your funeral (or cremation or memorial).


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Fixed Fee: $100

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Miller Trust
(Qualified Income Trust)

for Medicaid

A Miller Trust is used when a patient needs government assistance to pay for long term nursing care -- and when that patient's monthly income both 1) falls short of paying for the nursing home's monthly bill and 2) is above the Medicaid cutoff for assistance. (
Click here for more information on current Medicaid dollar limits). To see if a Miller Trust is necessary in your situation, click here to access our online calculator.

Click here for more information on Miller Trust.

Fixed fee: $700

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Free legal forms available for download

Free Affidavit of Heirship to a Motor Vehicle

VTR262.PDF

Free Right of Survivorship Agreement to a Motor Vehicle

VTR122.PDF

Free Power of Attorney to Transfer Motor Vehicle

VTR271.PDF

Free Out of Hospital Do-Not-Resuscitate Order

OOH DNR.PDF

IRS form SS-4, Request for Taxpayer ID No.

Online Application

Free Form 11.13, Application for Residential Homestead Exemption from local property taxes in Texas

HS.PDF

Free Form 50-126, Application to Defer or Abate Property Taxes in Texas

Tax Defer/Abate

Free Complaint form to Texas Motor Vehicle Department when new auto is a "Lemon"

Lemon Complaint form

   

 

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