Just a few years ago the Texas Legislature threw out the decades old Texas Probate Code and replaced it with the Texas Estates Code. This new Code allows for greater flexibility in estate planning. Whether simple or complex, having a plan is a responsible thing to do. It is also a compassionate thing to do for your family and loved ones. Having a Will, a Statutory Power of Attorney, a Medical Power of Attorney, a Directive to Physicians and possibly a Revocable Transfer on Death Deed for your home in place simplifies the settling of affairs after someone dies. With just a little planning most people find they can save their loved ones a lot of trouble, money and confusion in dealing with their possessions. The cost of this planning has also come down significantly so estate planning is not just for the wealthy but for all Texans with real and personal property.