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Who will take care of them when you are not there to do it.

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You created your wealth, now secure it.

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Planning for everyone.

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When they are no longer children in the eyes of the law.

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Ensure his future. Make a plan that ensures your family is taken care of if they lose you.

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Security is knowing you have planned well.

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Serving Austin and the Lake Travis area for over 20 years.

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Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

A will is possibly the most common document that comes to mind when you think of estate planning. A will is a document that takes effect after a person passes away.

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Asset Protection

Asset protection planning is defensive estate planning. In other words, asset protection is developing a successful plan to protect your assets and provide for your family’s financial security, your children’s future, your business succession, and your retirement.

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Unique Families

Each family is unique. Estate Planning cannot be done as a “one size” fits all, and hope that it serves your needs for the next 20 years. The world changes, and people change.

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Probate & Trust Administration

Probate is a lawsuit filed in a local court after the client passes away. The Court determines the validity of the Will and oversees the appointment of the executor. Simply stated, it is the legal process of settling an estate under the jurisdiction of the Probate Court.

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Professionals involved in probate administration for Horseshoe Bay, TX

Our law firm is dedicated to protecting you and your family. The estate planning attorneys in our office will assist you in designing a unique estate plan using Wills and trusts, LLCs, and other business entities.
Using our asset protection techniques and estate planning for families and businesses can protect our clients.
For all families, including families with children with special needs, we will make sure your planning provides the best result and security for your family. Our attorneys have over 125 years of combined experience. Ken Vanway and Erin Thrash are Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Probate Administration Services Near Horseshoe Bay, TX

  • Currently we are planning Wine and Will events in neighborhoods around the Lake Travis area. What is a Wine and Wills event? Its where we answer your Estate Planning, Business, and Probate questions in a relaxed setting with a glass of wine. Contact our office if you would like more information or if you would like to host an event!


  • October 23rd is Paralegal Day!! Thank you to our wonderful and talented paralegals Meagan, Allison and Sarah!
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“ When my mother died at age 90 with no will in place, my brother and sister and I were clueless on what to do and how to do it. All those issues? Probate? Thrash, Carroll & Vanway was a godsend in guiding us through the process, and they did it with a combination of grace and professionalism for which I will be forever grateful. Five stars for sure. Highly recommended. ”

-Charles Perrodin

“ Erin, Mike, and Meagan worked on a special project for me and the outcome was very successful thanks to their work and responsiveness. ”

-Joy Roberts

“ Mike Carroll is thorough and well versed in his field. Having moved to Texas from another state, he made the transition of our estate matters seamless. ”

Mindy Smith

Congratulations to Haley Bullard for being named on the Super Lawyers 2024 Texas Rising Stars List!

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Additional Estate Planning Resources

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How Long Do I Have to Withdraw Funds From An Inherited IRA?
How Do I Leave My IRA to My Special Needs Child or Grandchild?
What Changes May be Coming to Estate Taxes in Texas?
More about Estate Planning and our additional practice areas