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Mansfield Trusts Attorneys

We Can Protect Your Wealth & Assets

Trusts are the most comprehensive of all estate planning options because they can help you simplify estate settlement during the probate process. If your goal is to avoid the hassle of probate and reduce family disputes over your assets after you pass away, then you need to reach out to our legal team at Crain & Wooley to discuss which type of trust you need to include in your estate plan.

Types of Trusts

We help clients of all backgrounds throughout the greater Mansfield area utilize a variety of trusts to pursue their planning goals.

We can determine which type of trust will provide the strongest legal protection for you and your loved ones, so please get in touch if you need help establishing or administering the following types of trusts:

  • Living Trust
  • Special Needs Trust
  • Revocable Trust
  • Irrevocable Trust
  • Minor Trust
  • Educational Trust
  • Life Insurance Trust

Why Should I Include a Trust in My Estate Plan?

Clients turn to us for legal guidance with trusts because they can gain the following benefits:

  • Avoid In-State and Out-of-State Probate: Unlike a will, trusts are portable. So if you have real estate in several states, a trust would allow your beneficiaries to avoid the probate process in the states where the property is owned.
  • Prepare for Nursing Home Expenses: Our firm helps senior clients prepare for the possibility of living in a nursing home. With the average monthly costs of nursing home care in Texas being $6,000 or more, people use irrevocable trusts to protect their assets from being spent on nursing home costs.
  • Protect A Loved One with Special Needs: With a special needs trust, your loved one won't have to worry about losing any type of public assistance they already receive due to income requirements.
  • Protect Assets from Heirs: We know that some people struggle with harmful behaviors. That is why we help clients create trusts with special instructions to protect both their assets and loved ones who are known to take financial risks.
  • Provide for Minor Children or Grandchildren: Trusts can be used to safeguard a minor’s inheritance until you believe they are mature enough to receive it.
  • Avoid Estate Taxes: Taxes play an important part in civil discourse, but creating a trust can prevent the government from taking more than its fair share.

Let Our Legal Team Help You Choose the Right Type of Trust

With so many options for creating a trust to protect your valuable assets, it is in your best interest to speak with a knowledgeable estate planning attorney at Crain & Wooley to determine which type of trust you need to achieve your planning goals. We proudly offer effective legal services and customized legal strategies that clients can rely on.


To request a free case consultation with a Mansfield trust lawyer, give us a call today at (972) 945-1610 or fill out our online form.


Satisfied Clients Tell Their Stories

  • "Very Professional, Thorough and Good Communicators"
    Justin and his staff were very professional, thorough and good communicators. They prepared every doc they committed to, and in a timely manner. I like the lump sum fee arrangement. I would definitely recommend them.
    - Bart Hubbard
  • "We are so grateful we did this."

    We had been wanting to do and understand a trust for a long time. Once we received the meeting invite, the rest was easy. We learned about wills and trusts in an understandable way. Justin and his team are organized, thorough, friendly and helpful. They coordinated and explained each step of the process. We are so grateful we did this. The cost was invaluable. Thank you for everything. 

    - Shelly Torti
  • "Would Definitely Recommend Crain & Wooley"

    We attended a lunch seminar hosted by Shelly Joyner and her team to listen and learn more about our options with Trusts. Based on Shelly's presentation, examples, and knowledge of Trusts, we were sold on Crain & Wooley as the firm to prepare and manage our Trust.

    The Crain & Wooley process from start to finish was fast, efficient and very professional. Throughout the progression, both Shelly and Steve Crosby communicated, answered all our questions, and provided various trust documents through the portal for our review /comments.

    Would highly recommend the services of Crain & Wooley!!

    - Paul & Helen Cherry
  • "Made the Entire Process a Seamless Operation"

    Finding a law firm to assist me in creating a "Living Trust" was very confusing. After interviewing three law firms, I chose Crain & Wooley.

    They got back to me quickly after the initial consultation and made the entire process a seamless operation. 

    I highly recommend and will work with Shelly Joyner and Crain & Wiiley again in the future. 

    - Ricky Ellis
  • "I would return for other legal issues and would highly recommend this firm for legal advice."
    I am very pleased with the professional services of Crain and Wooley law firm with the trust documents formalized on my behalf.  The fees were fair and the result was done in a few weeks. Terms and legal explanations were understood. I would return for other legal issues and would highly recommend this firm for legal advice.
    - Alex Montanez
  • "I had a fantastic experience with your law firm and now I can relax!"
    I had a fantastic experience with your law firm and now I can relax because I have my affairs in order! It was a very easy process, very informative, easy to gather their information and get the awesome result of having all my documents into my trust. Very impressed with the professionalism of Shelly Joiner, Jessica and Steve. I highly recommend this law firm Crain & Wooley for all the estate planning needs. Thank you!
    - Wanda Echevarria
  • "Very Thorough In Explaining My Options"
    Shelly was very thorough in explaining my options in estate planning and reviewing the documents I did have. I appreciate the speed and ease in completing my documents and support in transitioning my home into our living trust.
    - David Smith
  • "We Felt Valued, Cared for and Appreciated"
    It was a pleasure working with Justin Crain, Shelly Joyner, Steve Crosby, and the entire staff at Crain and Wooley. From the moment we walked into their office, we felt valued, cared for and appreciated. Justin took the time to explain to us the benefits of creating a trust and patiently answered all of our questions. My wife and I particularly appreciated their educational emphasis. They provided us with videos and literature that deepened our understanding of the process and purpose of  creating a trust. We never felt any pressure during our meetings with them to purchase any legal products or services. They educated us, encouraged us to ask questions, and let us make our own decision. We did decide to create a living trust, and we are very pleased with the results.
    - William Benninghoff

Designed for Your Comfort & Convenience

Estate Planning With Us Means:
  • Flat-Rate Pricing*

    Finally, you won’t need a lawyer to understand your legal fees. We clearly communicate our pricing structure upfront, so you can feel comfortable with our service from start to finish. No surprises, no hidden fees. *Our flat rate fees apply only to proactive planning services.

  • Optional Lifetime Guarantee
    With our optional lifetime guarantee, your will and trust will be automatically updated over the years to ensure it stays current with best practices, reflects your current wishes and minimizes future confusion for your family.
  • Knowledgeable Service
    Laws change all the time. We stay up to date with all the latest information so that you’re covered. No one else in the region is as dedicated or educated in this area of law. We’re the experts so you don’t have to be.