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Meeting with a lawyer for the first time can be a stressful experience, especially when you are dealing with grief from the loss of a family member, moving someone from home to a nursing home or assisted living, dealing with the issues surrounding terminal or long term illnesses, or simply providing security for your family through your own estate planning. You need a lawyer who understands and can address the unique problems you are experiencing. You also need that advice provided in a calm, comfortable environment.

At the DeSoto, Texas, Law Office of Janet Shafer Boyanton, P.C., the experienced staff provides quality legal services in a compassionate, easy to understand manner. Janet Shafer Boyanton and her entire staff have experienced many of the same issues our clients face, allowing us to provide a more personalized legal experience. The office environment is friendly and informal, and the staff is eager to provide you with the best legal experience possible. All our clients are treated with respect and dignity.

Legal Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of planning for your future (incapacity planning) and for your family after your death. The documents we prepare for you address both the issues of how you want things handled during your life time, if you can no longer manage your own affairs, and where you want your property and assets to go after your death. We can prepare:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney
  • Directive to Physicians (Living Will)
  • Medical Power of Attorney for Minor Child
  • Appointment of Agent for Disposition of Remains
  • Designation of Guardian in case of future incapacity
  • Pet Trusts

Probate is the process of dealing with the property and debts of a person who has died. Property does not transfer to the family (even to a husband or wife) automatically on death. Our office can help you determine if a probate is needed and what type of probate will best accomplish the wishes of your deceased family member.

Elder law

Elder Law encompasses many different issues facing our aging clients. This office can assist in the areas of:

  • Medicaid planning/asset protection
  • Miller Trusts
  • Guardianship
  • Planning for the disabled family member
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • VA Aid and Attendance Benefits
  • Nursing home issues
  • Assistance with living arrangements and service for seniors

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Contact our DeSoto legal office for an appointment to meet with Attorney Janet Shafer Boyanton.

Contact Info

Texas Law Office of
Janet Shafer Boyanton, P.C.

211 Executive Way
De Soto, Texas 75115-2336
Dallas County
Phone: (972) 298-6111
Fax: (972) 298-6301

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Alone and Alive - A Practical Guide for Dealing With the Death of Your Husband, is a new book that addresses the most common issues faced by the new widow. Janet Boyanton, the author of this book, combines her professional experience as a probate and estate planning attorney, her education including an MBA, and a Master of Divinity, with her practical experience as a widow of ten years to produce both a compassionate and fact filled guide to assist the new widow in becoming the vibrant, happy person she can be.

Read Janet's blog, A Guide for Widows