Family Law Insights

Atlanta Estate Planning Considerations

Posted on: August 12th, 2013

Estate Planning Lawyers AtlantaIt’s not a pleasant conversation, and probably isn’t one that will come up during conversation at holiday parties, but it is an important conversation: have you made legally sound estate planning arrangements? Our experienced estate planning attorneys want to help you make all the necessary arrangements when it comes to your final wishes.

Georgia estate law can be quite complex. For example, did you know that if you were divorced in Georgia, your will is automatically declared null and void? Don’t leave your family in a difficult situation; allow our lawyers to help. Here are some of the most important considerations you need to keep in mind regarding estate planning:

  • Allowing our attorneys to assist you with the creation or modification of your Last Will and Testament is the best way to ensure that your estate and assets will be divided the way you want them to be upon your passing.
  • One of the most important aspects of your will is appointing the executor of your estate, who will carry out your wishes. We will help you choose this important person wisely.
  • Another important aspect of Georgia estate planning is creating a Power of Attorney. This allows you to designate an individual to make financial decisions on your behalf, if for some reason you become unable to do so yourself.
  • The medical corollary of the Power of Attorney is a Georgia Health Care Proxy, which enables an individual of your choosing to make medical related decisions on your behalf.
  • Another vital aspect of Atlanta estate planning is a Living Will, otherwise known as a Directive to Physicians. Covering a variety of concerns, one of the most common aspects of these documents is instructing the degree to which you would like medical intervention in certain situations, if you are unable to say your own wishes at that time.
  • Lastly, our vastly experienced Atlanta family law attorneys will help you with determining your life insurance beneficiary, and other concerns not mentioned above.

Contact us soon for a free estate planning consultation.

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