A Pursuit of Excellence

The law firm is devoted to providing professional and compassionate service to meet the Client’s Estate Planning and Administration needs. A well designed estate plan can provide peace of mind that the Client’s wishes are known and can be carried out efficiently. The law office is conveniently located in West Houston between Bunker Hill and Echo Lane off the Katy Freeway.

Estate Planning

The law firm is dedicated to providing an estate plan tailored to meet the needs of the individual at an affordable price. No two families are alike. Whether your estate is simple or complex, the law firm is committed to provide professional and personal attention to meet your individual and family estate planning goals.
  • WILLS (Simple and Tax Planned)
  • TRUSTS (Revocable and Irrevocable)
  • ESTATE TAX AND GIFT TAX PLANNING
  • ASSET PROTECTION
  • SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING
  • GUARDIANSHIP
  • POWERS OF ATTORNEY
  • LIVING WILLS
  • DISPOSITION OF REMAINS
  • BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING
  • CHARITABLE TRUST PLANNING
  • RETIREMENT ASSET PLANNING

Estate Administration

During a most difficult time, we are dedicated to assisting the Executor/Personal Representative or Trustee in navigating his or her Fiduciary duties. Dealing with the passing of a loved one is difficult and the administration process can be daunting. Whether your needs are for a simple Probate or a more complex administration, funding beneficiary trusts, filing of a federal estate tax return, the law firm strives to provide a Client-centered approach in a compassionate manner in navigating Texas probate and Federal Tax Laws.
  • PROBATE-Obtaining LETTERS TESTAMENTARY-MUNIMENT OF TITLE
  • TRUST ADMINISTRATION- Funding  Bypass/Credit Shelter, QTiP/QDOT and Beneficiary Trusts
  • FEDERAL ESTATE TAX RETURN (FORM 706)-For taxable estates-Filing for PORTABILITY of the DSUE
  • RETIREMENT ASSET (401K/IRA) DISTRIBUTION
  • HEIRSHIP DETERMINATION
  • SMALL ESTATE AFFIDAVIT
  • PORTABILITY of a Deceased Spouse’s Unused Exemption (“DSUE”)
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Candace L. Kunz-Freed

I have been practicing for 12 years in the West Houston area.  The last eight and a half years my practice has been exclusively in the Estate Planning and Administration area.  I am committed to excellence in my approach to client concerns and needs. I am married to Certified Public Accountant, Corky Freed, and have identical twin daughters, Cameron and Bailey.  I enjoy golf, volunteering and Scrapbooking. I have served as a Board member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School since 2010 and as President since 2011.

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Juris Doctorate, St. Mary’s University School of Law
San Antonio, Texas, 2003

St. Mary’s Law Journal 2001-2003,
Associate Editor, 2003

Member of Phi Delta Phi: Legal Honor’s Fraternity,
Historian 2003

Bachelor of Business Administration,
Southwest Texas State University,

San Marcos, Texas, 2000
Major: Marketing
Member of Students in Free Enterprise

State Bar of Texas
Member, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section
American Bar Association
Member, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
DELAA (Disability Elder Law Attorney Association), Houston, TX

Member of Texas State Bar College

WealthCounsel Member

Certificate for Appointment as an Ad Litem in Heirship and Guardianship Proceedings
Houston Bar Association

Additional Services

Small Group Workshops
Does your group need a guest speaker to discuss the importance of estate planning? Please contact the law office to schedule a free seminar today.
Business Entity Formation
Starting a new business? We can provide advice on entity selection, documentation, and plans for succession. We do this with asset protection and tax consideration in mind.

Office Location

By Appointment Only
Serving areas in Houston, Baytown, Bellaire, Cinco Ranch, Conroe, Clear Lake, Cypress, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, Greatwood, Hedwig Village, Hockley, Humble, Katy, Montgomery, Pasadena, Spring Branch, Spring Valley, Stafford, Sugar Land, Tomball, Pearland, Piney Point, Richmond, Rosenberg, The Woodlands, and Kingwood.
Probate in Harris and surrounding counties including Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Montgomery, Waller, and Trinity.
ADDRESS
9545 Katy Freeway, Suite 390,
Houston, Texas 77024
CALL US
281-217-0013
EMAIL
candace@freedlawyer.com
Twitter
@freedlawyer

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