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Estate Planning, Wills And Trust Creation

Saving Time And Money

The time and money you can save your family by having a valid will can only be appreciated and understood by someone who has had to go through the probating of an estate of a person who died without a will. Our lawyers possess extensive experience in estate planning and trust planning. We work with our clients on an individual basis so that their assets pass to family members, charities and friends according to their wishes.

Our services include, but are not limited to, wills, health care powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney, directives to physicians, designation of guardian, living trusts, pet trusts, special needs trusts, irrevocable trusts, testamentary trusts, gift trusts or Crummey Trusts, Miller Trusts (for Medicaid purposes), documents for succession planning for family businesses and documents to control the disposition of your remains.

Protecting And Sharing Your Assets

Removing assets from your personal estate can shield those assets from tax liability, help you avoid probate and allow you to earmark those assets for effective and wise use, now and in the future. Creating a trust is often one of the best ways to accomplish these goals.

The attorneys of Mills Shirley, based in Galveston and Houston, Texas, have a wealth of knowledge in the area of estate planning. We can help you discover and create the estate planning instruments you need to take care of yourself, your family and the causes that are important to you.

Additionally, our attorneys will work with your accountants and financial advisers to help minimize your estate tax liabilities. Several of our lawyers are Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Get The Tools You Need To Protect Yourself And Your Family

Every estate situation is different. You may or may not need a trust. Talk to the estate planning attorneys of Mills Shirley LLP to develop a solid plan for your estate. Contact us to learn more.

Board Certified. Ready To Help.

Maureen Kuzik McCutchen is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Contact us for help with your estate planning.



  • Galveston Partner Maureen Kuzik McCutchen is speaking on gathering estate assets at the Texas State Bar Intermediate Estate Planning & Probate course in June 2016.
  • Galveston Partner Maureen Kuzik McCutchen moderated the guardianship portion of the Galveston County Bar ad litem seminar in September 2015.