Estate Planning Overview
Our Estate Planning Attorney in Atlanta, GA Can Help You
A well-drafted estate plan can protect your family from some of the worst effects of losing a loved one.
Our estate planning attorneys can help you put together a comprehensive Georgia estate plan that will allow you to plan for the future of your family. In many cases, we can minimize the need for probate, an often expensive, time-consuming, and complex process.
Our Metro Atlanta law firm also can help prevent family conflict, and prevent theft of the estate by unethical caretakers. To see how we can help you, we offer free and confidential consultations.
The core of any estate plan, a valid Georgia Will, allows you to determine who receives your personal property and real estate through the Probate process. More importantly, a Will also allows you to nominate a guardian for any minor children you have.
For more information visit the Georgia Wills page.
A valid Georgia Power of Attorney allows you to have a person, typically a spouse/domestic partner, close friend, or family member to manage your affairs should you be either temporarily or permanently incapacitated.
For more information visit the Georgia Power of Attorney page.
The Georgia Advance Directives for Healthcare allows you to decide what medical treatment options, if any, you would like should you become incapacitated. It also allows you to choose a person to exercise those decisions for you. Moreover, you can use this document to authorize unmarried partners, friends, or other people not legally related to you to visit you in the hospital or ride in the ambulance with you.
For more information visit the Georgia Advance Directives for Healthcare page.
A Revocable Living Trust is a commonly used extension of the Will. It allows you to make longer term plans with your estate, add conditions to beneficiaries, and have a Trustee manage assets for minor children.
For more information visit the Revocable Living Trust page.
A Special Needs Trust allows those with children or close family members who receive means-tested government assistance like SSI/SSDI, Medicaid, and other benefits to receive from your estate without interrupting their government benefits. It is an incredibly powerful tool that allows you to take care of those with special needs for the duration of their lives.
For more information visit the Special Needs Trust page.
If you have any questions or would like to get started, call our office at (404) 939-7562 or contact us online for a free consultation with our Marietta, GA estate planning lawyers.
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