The “Just Get It Done” Project

We’ve put together this list of resources for planning your Will, Powers of Attorney and other important end-of-life documents. It will also provide info about funeral planning.

Carol was inspired to do this campaign after a dear friend of hers died unexpectedly without having his paperwork in order, and the surviving spouse is going through a legal and financial nightmare. Please protect those you love by making a commitment to get your papers in order in the next 30 days.

Disclaimer: We are not attorneys, nor do we make any representations about the quality of this list. This is a list of resources which were recommended by Facebook friends. Some of the local attorneys are willing to provide discounts if you mention this project, so be sure to ask.

First off, here are some of some of the documents you may need to have in place depending upon your marital status:

  • A will.
  • A statutory power of attorney document.
  • A medical power of attorney document.
  • A living will.
  • A HIPPA authorization form.
  • Disposition of remains
  • Uniform Donor Form

There are on-line resources which can help you prepare these forms without the assistance of an attorney (provided later in this posting). However, if your estate is complicated, or if you have reason to believe that your family would contest your final wishes, it’s always best to get an attorney’s assistance.

Here’s a list of local attorneys who do wills and/or estate planning

Elyssa Schunurr
Schunurr Law
713-662-2889
4545 Mount Vernon
emschnurr@schnurrlaw.com

Denice Smith
denicesmith@mac.com
5535 Memorial Dr., Ste. F-556
713-862-2204 ph
713-927-7122 cell/text

Vacek & Thain, PLLC
281-531-5800
2000 S. Dairy Ashford Rd., Suite 520
Houston, Texas 77077

Fran Watson
Simoneaux & Watson Law
fran@fwatsonlaw.com
713-726-6149

Donny Ford – Estate Planning
Ford+Bergner LLP
700 Louisiana Street
48th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
713.260.3926

Dwane L. Todd
801 Congress Street, Suite 350
Telephone: 713-965-0658

Gina Gilstrap
908 N. Memorial Way Houston, TX 77007
713-225-4462
www.gilstraplawfirm.com
gina@gilstraplawfirm.com

Sandy Ard
Ard Law Firm PLLC
4211 Video Street Dickinson,Texas 77539
713-230-8974
sandy@ardlawfirm.com

The Law Office of Kristin K. Kline
11211 Katy Freeway, Suite 560
Houston, TX 77079
(713)647-6630
kristinkline@sbcglobal.net

Patricia Cantu
The Law Office of Patricia A. Cantu
565 S. Mason Rd., #372
Katy, Texas 77450
832-659-2242
trish@pcantulaw.com

On-line Resources – Forms and/or actual online preparation of your documents

Info About Funeral Planning

You should let your survivors know your wishes about the following:

  • Do you want a funeral/service. What type?
  • Pre-planning
  • Aftercare

Resources and Consumer Info

That should give you plenty of resources to get this done. For those you love, PLEASE make a commitment to Just Get It Done!