No matter their age, most people do not like to think about end-of-life decisions. Estate planning, however, is not something that should be left to loved ones after you are gone. Do not leave them guessing or trust your estate to the law's version of "who gets what." Put your wishes in writing with the help of a local law firm that will treat you as one of the family.
Personalized Estate Planning Services
At our law firm, it is very important to us that we sit down with each individual client to discuss what he or she wants to accomplish. Our clients are never just another paycheck to us — they are real people with specific financial goals and needs. In that vein, we refuse to take a cookie-cutter approach; no two estate plans should be alike.
Your estate plan may include:
- Powers of Attorney
- Advance Directives for Health Care
- Guardianships and Conservatorships
Probate and Estate Administration
You may have heard some people say that you should do everything you can to avoid probate. That may be true in other states, but probate is simpler in Georgia, particularly if your loved one had a will. That said, if you are an executor or personal representative, having an attorney on your side to help ensure that you meet all requirements and properly distribute the assets is a good idea. Our lawyers are adept at handling the probate of wills and no-administration-necessary actions (estates under $10 million).
Should disputes arise during the probate process, we can go to bat for your interests. Disputes can arise when someone contests the validity of the will, believes the personal representative is not acting appropriately, wants a piece of the pie that estate documents do not grant him or her, or otherwise contests the documents or process.