The Law Firm of Blanche D. Smith Mission.
We use plain language, professional guidance and caring counsel to assist clients in protecting their families, both financially and emotionally, since we never know what the future will bring. Prior planning saves money and preserves families.
About The Law Firm of Blanche D. Smith P.C.'s Estate Planning.
When you hire our firm, you are not paying for a set of estate planning documents. If you want documents, you can get those from any attorney or the Internet. Our clients hire us because they want, and we are, attorneys who provide guidance, advice, counsel and support that results in their best plan.
We encourage anyone interested in estate planning to contact our office for consultation options. Prior to the consultation we will ask that you complete an initial worksheet. During the consultation, we will discuss you, your family and the things that are important to you now, and after you are gone. Together, we will determine the estate plan that best suits your wishes.
We focus not only on the safe, successful, transfer and protection of your assets, but also the intangible assets - the values, insights, stories and experiences that are important to you and your future generations.
During this part of the estate planning process, we suggest that you attend one of our workshops so that you are fully aware of all that estate planning can do for you and your family. We will then schedule a complimentary meeting, which we call a Vision Meeting because we will assess what you want in your plan and we will provide you with options to create whatever you are missing. If a workshop is not available or there is a crisis, we will have an Initial Meeting to assess your situation and needs. In any event, in preparation for our first meeting, we will have you fill out an Estate Planning Questionnaire where you can begin to identify and express your goals and concerns, and we will ask you to provide us with copies of your current estate planning documents, if any. We ask that you return the Questionnaire and provide us with your documents at least two days before the Vision Meeting or Initial Consultation.
Together, we review the plan documents to ensure you understand your estate plan, and that it meets your goals and objectives. You will also sign the legal documents to implement the estate plan.
Blanche D. Smith received her Juris Doctorate degree (Cum Laude) from South Texas College of Law in 1992.
Blanche is admitted to practice in the Texas county and state courts, the District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Texas Bar Association and the Probate, Trusts and Estates Section of the Houston Bar Association. Blanche is also accredited for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Blanche is also members of Lawyers With Purpose, which is a unique organization of like-minded attorneys who bring sincere empathy and compassion to their work. Lawyers With Purpose members share a philosophy that each person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.
Contact Blanche at (936) 301-0111, firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button below to send us a private message.
Client & Professional
Anna Els-Bierman is our Firm’s Client and Professional Services Coordinator and has been assisting Blanche D. Smith since early 2017. Being in the “people business” since the late 80’s, Anna has developed a passion for creating relationships, not just transactions. Her approach is the epitome of our motto, “It’s all about Family.” In her role at the Firm, Anna acts as a liaison between clients, professionals, and the attorney. Because of this, her bubbly personality and top quality customer service is usually clients’ and professionals’ first introduction to the Firm and the services and education that we offer.
A licensed Texas Realtor since 2007, Anna brings an added benefit to our Firm and was the main catalyst for our Firm’s expansion into the realm of education for the real estate industry. Thanks to Anna, The Law Firm of Blanche D. Smith is now an Approved Continuing Education provider for the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Anne Galloway is our Firm’s Legal Assistant. She began with the Firm in April 2019. With a background in English Studies, working in the legal field, and specifically with the Firm, has given her a chance to use her skills in an arena that directly helps people every single day. Anne assists our attorney with the drafting of both probate and estate planning documents and works directly with our clients to make sure that their documents precisely reflect their wishes
Schedule Your Estate Planning Consultation.
If you are looking for caring counsel, plain language and professional guidance, let's talk about estate planning. We want you to understand your options, and create your best plan. Call today and ask how you may receive a complimentary consultation!
Main Office & Mailing Address:
32935 Tamina Rd, Ste 101
Magnolia, TX 77354
21 Waterway Ave, Ste 300
The Woodlands, TX 77380