Helping Families Through Life's Transitions
My name is Stephen Turkett, and I am
the owner and principal attorney at the Turkett Law Office. I started practicing law so that I could help
families – especially families facing difficult times. I know how hard it can
be for a family to settle an estate after a loved one has passed or to worry about
how you will provide for a family member with special needs years into the
future. My purpose is to lift the burden from families in these situations and
A little about me: I was born in Fort Worth and grew up in San Antonio. I went to law school at the University of Houston Law Center and graduated with honors. I am married with two sons, one in his twenties and one in high school. I have several family members with special needs. In particular, autism (Asperger's Syndrome), ADHD, and learning differences. So, I know full well the challenges families face when looking out for their special needs child's future. I play guitar and bass in my church praise team. Even though I read all day long for my work, I still like to read for pleasure when I can. I particularly enjoy historical mystery novels. But, generally, my off hours are spent with my wife at high school football games, basketball games, and the school musical. And I am blessed to be able to do it!
Over my over 20 years in practice, I have handled many types of cases in many areas of the law. Through all that time, I have handled probate and estate planning matters. In the last few years, I have narrowed my practice to helping guide people through the important decisions and transitions of life. I focus on probate, guardianships, elder law, special needs planning, and general estate planning. I love that I have the opportunity to take the burden off of a grieving widow and handle the paperwork that comes with probating her late husband's estate. I get to help families pay for their beloved parent's nursing home care by using Medicaid and ease the burden on the spouse staying at home. It is so satisfying to guide the parents of a young person with special needs plan for their child's future. So, in a nutshell that is what I do. If you need someone to guide you through these things, please contact me, and I'll be happy to talk to you.