Irving Estate Planning Lawyer

Attorney for Guardianships, Elder Law, and Estate Planning in North Texas

At our firm, we know that estate planning can be a very uncomfortable subject for many people. This is understandable, as the very idea brings to mind the fact that at some point, you will no longer be able to manage your own affairs. However, avoiding or putting off the creation of a comprehensive estate plan can put you and your family in a difficult position if the unexpected happens. On the other hand, being proactive with your estate plan can help you prevent future hardship and uncertainty regarding your health, your assets, and other important matters.

Fortunately, estate planning does not have to be a difficult process, especially when you choose to work with an experienced estate planning attorney. At Andrew Dunlap Attorneys, PLLC, we have more than 40 years of legal experience, and we can help you understand the different elements of an estate plan and determine which of them are most important for you.

In addition to estate planning, our firm also provides guidance with guardianship matters for both minor children and disabled adults. We handle a full range of elder law concerns as well, ensuring that the most vulnerable members of our society are properly protected.

Our Promise to You

Andrew Dunlap Attorneys, PLLC is a firm committed to the protection and transfer of generational wealth. We promise to do everything in our power to help you and your loved ones find the security and peace of mind that you deserve.

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We cover all legal aspects of wealth management.

Estate Planning Packages

Creating a solid estate plan does not need to be complicated or difficult. At Andrew Dunlap Attorneys, PLLC, we offer three flat-fee estate planning packages to meet the needs of most North Texas clients. Fully customized packages are available as well.


The Dunlap Firm prepares “Simple Wills” for a $800 fee. The Dunlap Firm cannot confirm this or quote you a price until the facts and circumstances of your family situation and your estate are determined. This is a testamentary trust which goes into effect upon death.


The Dunlap Firm prepares estate planning packages that contain Simple Wills and ancillary estate planning documents such as powers of attorney and living wills. The Firm charges $1250 for a single person and $2500 for a married couple. This is a Family Trust which places some assets into the trust during your lifetime.


If a more sophisticated estate plan is required to address your estate, The Firm will require a retainer of $2500. Services will be billed at the hourly rate of $375 for our lawyers and $125 for our paralegals. We can also provide consultations from our Tax Attorney and referrals to financial advisors.

Estate Planning

Individuals and families throughout North Texas can benefit from having a comprehensive estate plan in place. You are never too young to get started, and no estate is too small. At Andrew Dunlap Attorneys, PLLC, our clients range from young couples looking to protect themselves and their children to older folks with more complicated holdings, such as real estate, business interests, and retirement savings. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you and your family as well.


A will is often the cornerstone of an effective estate plan. Your will can be used to name your executor or estate administrator, control the transfer of certain assets to your heirs, and nominate a guardian for your minor children. You can also provide for the creation of certain types of trusts using your will, so it is important for your will to be properly drafted and executed. At Andrew Dunlap Attorneys, PLLC, we help our clients draft wills that will stand up to virtually any potential challenge.

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Power of Attorney

Do you know what would happen to your assets if you were to suddenly become incapacitated an unable to make decisions for yourself? What about your medical decisions in a similar situation? Power of Attorney (POA) documents allow you to choose someone—called an “attorney in fact” or “agent”—to make financial or medical decisions on your behalf in the event you are unable to make them yourself. At Andrew Dunlap Attorneys, PLLC, we can help you customize POAs to meet your specific needs.


If there is a minor child in your life who needs your help but is not your son or daughter, you can petition the court to appoint you as the child’s guardian. Similarly, you can petition the court to be appointed as the guardian of a disabled or incapacitated adult who needs help with their daily affairs. The team at Andrew Dunlap Attorneys, PLLC understands how guardianships can benefit those in need, and we are equipped to guide you through the appointment process.

Elder Law

Senior citizens are generally among the most vulnerable members of our society. At Andrew Dunlap Attorneys, PLLC, we place a high priority on protecting the best interests of seniors in a wide range of concerns. In addition to providing guidance with estate planning, medical directives, powers of attorney, and guardianship matters, we also help with long-term care concerns, government benefit program eligibility, and much more.

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