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Who Handles Your Atlanta Estate Law?

 

If you are an executor of an estate where the deceased or the property of the deceased was located in Georgia, you will probably require and benefit from the services of an estate lawyer.


Estate lawyers are very knowledgeable and can offer advice (or handle) anything to do with the following situations:


•    Estates,
•    Living Wills,
•    Powers of Attorney,
•    Enduring Powers of Attorney,
•    Trusts,
•    Prenuptial Agreements,
•    Cohabitation Agreements,
•    Guardianship,
•    Trusteeship,
•    Probate Applications,
•    Distribution of Estate,
•    Passing Accounts,
•    Tax Planning,
•    Succession Planning for Corporations.


Estate planning” is a process that usually involves both the financial, and the non-financial, aspects of your life.  It is where you plan the future of your estate.  Creating a will is usually a corner stone of an estate plan.  A good estate plan takes all factors into account including making an effort to minimize taxes and fees payable.  It should implement mechanisms (such as a living will) to make sure your wishes regarding health care treatment are followed.


"Estate litigation" is what sometimes happens when there is inadequate estate planning. This can also be known as "challenging the will", depending on the circumstances.


A good estate plan coordinates what will happen with your home, your investments, your business, your life insurance, your employee benefits and other property in the event you became disabled or in the event of your death. It takes into account the needs of those close to you such as your spouse and children and any dependent children and possibly other relatives or people or institutions that are important to you.


Many people avoid putting an estate plan in place until it is too late.  This then adds unnecessarily to the complexity and expense of taking care of the things that need to be taken care of.


If someone who is close to you has died you should speak to a lawyer at Hillman Toombs and Associates about the situation, including whether you might be the appropriate person to be appointed as the administrator of the estate.


Give us a call if you are in need of an estate lawyer.  Let us handle things in your time of need.