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Why Choose Our Wills & Trusts Lawyers

Attorney Joanne M. Badeaux is a Recognized Authority in the Community

With her 30 years of experience, Joanne M. Badeaux has been a frequent speaker on estate planning at community events for years. She has spoken on the following topics:

  • Estate Planning “It’s Easier Than You Think,” sponsored by Hilltop Securities, November 2016, League City, Texas
  • “Safeguard Your Legacy – Eliminating Estate Taxes,” sponsored by Smith Barney, Gilruth Center, NASA, March 2011
  • “Everything You Wanted to Know About Estate Planning But Were Afraid to Ask,” hosted by Merrill Lynch, 2004, Clear Lake, Texas
  • “Top Ten Things to Know About Wills and Probate,” presented at local AARP, 1994; Senior Friends, 2004; Texas A&M Mother’s Club 1998, Clear Lake, Texas
  • “Using Powers of Attorney and Directives to Physicians,” presented at Terrace Assisted Living Center and Parkinson’s Society

Qualifications Beyond Other Law Firms

Interned for Harris County Probate Judge

Attorney, Shelby Perrin, who has practiced estate planning and probate law for 15 years, previously interned for a Harris County probate judge. She learned the terms and provisions the judges expect and accept in Wills and Trusts. Badeaux & Associates is equally experienced in Harris County, Galveston County and Brazoria County.

Transferring Real Estate After Death

Most decedents own a home and real estate. Attorney, Joanne Badeaux, has extensive real estate law experience transferring title to or selling real estate, both residential and commercial. Learn more about our Real Estate Services.

Uniquely Drafted Powers of Attorney and Directives to Physician

Joanne Badeaux chose to volunteer in hospitals in her free time. She witnessed, first-hand, families who had difficulty using internet kit drafted Medical Powers of Attorney and Directives to Physician for their loved ones. From that experience, Badeaux & Associates drafts and includes unique provisions in its clients’ Medical Powers of Attorney and Directives to Physician for the purpose of easing the family member’s use of those documents at the critical times of hospitalization, or living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Learn more about Powers of Attorney and Directives to Physician.

Personal Experience

The attorneys, Joanne M. Badeaux and Shelby G. Perrin, are sensitive to the clients and the issues that can arise when planning for our loved ones’ illness or death. Both attorneys have first-hand experience of being named as agents in their parents’ Powers of Attorney. Joanne and Shelby know how difficult it can be to have parents in critical conditions and to have to make decisions for them and give instructions to doctors, hospital staff and nursing home facilities on their parents’ behalf.

Further, Joanne M. Badeaux volunteered in hospitals where she witnessed first-hand families’ confusion when using the Medical Powers of Attorney and Directives to Physician for their loved ones. Because of that experience, Badeaux & Associates includes unique instructions in its Medical Powers of Attorney and Directives to Physician for the purpose of easing the family members’ use of those documents at the critical time of hospitalization, nursing home or assisted living.

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