My law practice focuses on estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law. Specifically, I prepare wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents. I help families and individuals settle the estates of their loved ones through the probate process and then guide them through estate administration to settle any estate matters. I represent clients in heirship matters if they are an heir of a Decedent who died without a will. I also represent clients who need to become appointed as a Guardian for an incapacited or disabled person.
For additional detailed information, please see my website at www.bacarisselaw.com.
I have helped my clients solve problems in complicated estate administration matters involving debts, family conflict and unintended results from poor estate planning. I enjoy speaking and giving presentations to groups on the importance of proper estate planning. In 2012/2013 I served as the President of the Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association (DELAA) in Houston.
My firm offers a complimentary initial consultation. Estate planning and document preparation is charged at a flat rate. Probate, guardianship and elder law matters are billed hourly. If necessary, I offer nursing home and hospital consultations for clients who may be too ill to come to my office, for an additional nominal charge. I work with clients to find a payment arrangement that meets their needs.
I enjoy helping my clients and bring a personal and caring approach to my law practice. I grew up in Houston and graduated from St. Thomas Episcopal School, Baylor University and South Texas College of Law. I am married and have two children including a high school and college student.
Hourly ($200-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)
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Ms. Bacarisse is a well-versed in probate and estate matters, and I regularly refer cases to her and consult with her on issues that come up within her area. She is a consummate professional and shows great attention and concern for her clients' interests.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1990||07/16/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Account Representative of the Year - Southern Region||WEST Services, Inc.||1993|
|George T. Barrow Award||Dean, South Texas College of Law||1990|
|Attorney||Law Office of Jana Fay Bacarisse||2006 - Present|
|Westlaw Account Representative||West Publishing Company||1991 - 1995|
|Assistant||various political interests||1985 - 1987|
|Real Estate Agent||Coldwell Banker||1982 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section||Member||1990 - Present|
|Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association||President||2012 - 2013|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Texas chapter)||Member||2010 - 2011|
|Disability and Elder Law Attorneys Association||Board Member||2010 - 2013|
|Houston Bar Association, Probate, Trusts and Estate Section||Member||2008 - 2013|
|South Texas College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Baylor University School of Law||Business/Journalism||B.B.A.||1982|
|Seminar at GLO CPA Firm, Houston, Texas||Probate and Estate Planning: The Importance of Planning Now||2014|
|Prostate Cancer Survivor's - St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas||Powers of Attorney, Probate and Estate Planning||2012|
|Seminar at Bayland Community Center, Houston, Texas||What Everyone Needs to Know About Estate Planning and Practical Tips to Help You and Your Family||2011|
|Greenberg Traurig, L.L.P., Lunch and Learn Seminar||What Everyone Needs to Know About Estate Planning and Practical Tips to Help You and Your Family||2011|