Protecting Your Future

Focusing On Your Legacy

At Kiefaber & Oliva LLP, our focus is on protecting your legacy — for you, your children and future generations.

Every estate and family situation is different. Every plan is tailored to your exact needs and desires. After meeting with you and assessing your personal goals, our attorneys will work to create a secure, enduring plan that conforms to Texas law and:

  • Communicates your wishes regarding the transfer of assets and wealth upon your death
  • Clarifies your desire regarding end-of-life medical care
  • Designates personal representatives for health care and financial decisions in the event you become incapacitated and unable to make these decisions yourself
  • Reduces the time and costs associated with the process of probating your estate.
  • Minimizes estate taxes

Our comprehensive approach to estate planning means that no matter which stage you are at in your life, your estate plan will be shaped to achieve your particular goals, regardless of your age or wealth. Our personalized approach also means that we focus on educating our clients regarding the variety of estate planning tools available to them. To further our goal of educating individuals regarding estate planning, we frequently hold seminars, educational events and speak to community groups regarding estate planning. If you are interested in scheduling one of our estate planning attorneys to meet with your group, please contact us here.

Planning Your Estate Is More Than Making A Will

Our broad view of estate planning encompasses much more than drafting wills. We use the following comprehensive definition of estate planning to guide the estate planning process:

"We want to manage our property while we are alive, take care of us and our loved ones if we become disabled, and give what we have to whom we want, the way we want and when we want. Furthermore, if we can, we want to save every last tax dollar, professional fee and court cost legally possible."

At Kiefaber & Oliva LLP, we address three estate planning aspects:

  1. Incapacity planning (for example, a disability)
  2. Wealth transfer planning
  3. Inheritance protection planning

A disability can have long-term effects on your life, your financial needs and what you are able to leave to your loved ones. Deciding who will make decisions on your behalf (durable power of attorney and medical power of attorney) is crucial, yet often overlooked.

Our Worry-Free Rates

We will work with you through each step to create a comprehensive and thorough plan that meets your goals and expectations. Our standard estate plans are prepared for a fixed fee, which covers the entire process from beginning to end. Because your life and circumstances are always changing, our Protection Plans give you peace of mind that your estate plan will remain current through these changes. This takes the worry out of the equation by starting with a flat fee and adding services only as you need or want them.

With a Kiefaber & Oliva LLP Protection Plan, you are able to obtain ongoing legal advice and keep your estate plan current at a substantially reduced cost. Contact our Houston, Texas, office today at 713-391-8704 to set up an initial worry-free appointment with our estate planning lawyers.