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Law Offices of Susan M. Edmonson: Don’t wait — plan your estate! - The Galveston County Daily News : Professionals

November 1, 2014

Law Offices of Susan M. Edmonson: Don’t wait — plan your estate!

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Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 4:07 pm, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

The attorneys and staff of the Law Offices of Susan M. Edmonson, located in both Galveston and Seabrook, are here to help all of Galveston County with their many and various legal needs. Just this summer, the firm celebrated their 25th year serving Galveston County.

With the new year beginning, many people have lists and resolutions. One thing that is always on the to-do list is estate planning and wills. Don’t put it off any longer! In addition to their many legal services, the Law Offices of Susan M. Edmonson can assist you in making sure all of your legal needs are taken care of.

With two locations, three attorneys and a helpful and knowledgeable support staff, the Law Offices of Susan M. Edmonson is ready to help you with all of your legal needs, including Family Law, Estate planning, Probate, Criminal cases and also provides mediation services. 

 

Estate Planning

Estate planning, although commonly overlooked, is not only important, but is also one of the most compassionate things you can do for your family and loved ones. Always on the list of things to-do, many don’t realize the importance and impact that careful planning can have for your loved ones — Estate Planning can help protect them from the hardships, both financial and emotional, that can arise during an illness and after your death. 

Aside from minimizing your estate’s contact with the probate court, a will enables you to designate which heirs should inherit your possessions and assets upon your death, and provides for your surviving spouse and/or minor children.

The estate planning attorneys of the Law Offices of Susan M. Edmonson offers a package of estate planning services that provide for your death, as well as illness or injury that may incapacitate you or your spouse during your lifetime. 

They will help you formulate an estate plan that will honor your last wishes and minimize the probate-related issues for your family. The attorneys will discuss with you the need for durable general powers of attorney, durable medical powers of attorney, living wills or directives to physicians, and Last Wills and Testaments. Good estate plans will conserve and protect property through wills and trusts, transfer property through gifts and wills, and provide financial resources for minor children.

 

Probate

Probate is the legal process for transferring title to property after the death of the owner of the property. It is the culmination of the estate planning process and the method by which a person’s property is transferred to their heirs and beneficiaries. At The Law Offices of Susan M. Edmonson the attorneys and staff are skilled at helping families through this difficult transition period and in assuring the proper transfer of assets with the minimum amount of fuss.

 

Real Estate

Law Issues

The Law Offices of Susan M. Edmonson can represent you in matters of real estate law which include issues such as eminent domain, contract negotiations, representation at real estate closings and drafting deeds, notes and deeds of trust. Whether you need help in purchasing, selling or refinancing your home, defending against a foreclosure or dealing with a difficult tenant or landlord, the attorneys at our office can assist you. 

 

Divorce and

 Family Law

 The attorneys at the Law Offices of Susan M. Edmonson have been dealing with divorce and other family law issues on a daily basis for many years, so although the experience is a major one for you, it is a process that our attorneys are very familiar and comfortable with. Susan M. Edmonson is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Family Law. Only 7,000 attorneys out of 70,000 have earned the right to be publicly recognized as Board Certified specialists in one of 21 select areas of law. 

 

Attorneys

Susan Edmonson is a native Galvestonian and a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and South Texas College of Law. 

She offers over 25 years experience as a family law attorney and has an equal amount of experience in probate and estate planning. 

Rebecca Murphy is a graduate of Texas Tech and The Texas Tech Law School and has been licensed to practice law for over 25 years. She practices family law and criminal defense and is a certified mediator.

After owning her own practice for six years and working at UTMB for seven years, Rebecca joined the Edmonson firm in 2007.

Emily Gelman is located in the Seabrook office and is very skilled in the practice of family law. Emily graduated from the University of Houston School of Law.

The Edmonson offices are located at 2501 65th Street, St. B in Galveston and 2833 Nasa Rd 1 in Seabrook. Visit www.susanedmonson.com for more information.