Helpful Links

The Probate Process
Texas Probate Passport
What to Do When a Loved One Dies (from the AARP)

Trustee Guidance
Help for trustees under a revocable living trust (from the Consumer Financial Portection Bureau)

Authorization Agreement for Non-Parent Care of a Child (see the first two links under “State of Texas Forms” for the Form and instructions)
Authorization Agreement

Texas Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate (OOH DNR) Program
OOH DNR Program Information

Texas ABLE Program (a savings plan for adults with special needs)
Texas ABLE

Dying Without a Will in Texas
Chart on the Legal Effect of Dying Without a Will in Texas

Estate Planning for LGBTQ+ Individuals and Families
A Guide from TexasLawHelp

Health Care Discussion and Decision Guides
Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning
PREPARE for Your Care

End-of-Life Decision Guides
Compassion & Choices
The Conversation Project

Funeral Services
The FTC’s Guide on Shopping for Funeral Services

Burial, Cremation, and Other Options
Everything You Can Do With Your Body After You Die
Green Burial Information

Body Donation
Organ donation information
Whole-body donation (donating body to science)

Search for Charities
Before naming a charity in your will, verify its non-profit status here.

Legal Ethics
The Texas Lawyers’ Creed