Planning for one's death may be one of the least enjoyable responsibilities that comes from the accumulation of monetary wealth. Many men and women neglect to prepare a will — even well into their senior years. Those who do, however, often find comfort in the assurance that their wishes will be respected when their time comes.
In order for your intentions to be made known, it is important to outline them in a legal document such as a will or trust. Georgia inheritance law can be tricky, however, so it is helpful to seek the guidance of a skilled lawyer when preparing a will. Your will attorney can assess your needs and create the right combination of documents and directives including:
- A simple will: Specifying your wishes concerning your family, possessions or business in the event of your death
- A living will: Specifying your wishes about certain medical procedures in the event you are incapacitated
- A power of attorney: Specifying someone to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so
Georgia Will Attorneys
Money, financial securities and other fungible assets are easy to divide. When it comes to items such as real estate, cars, pets and jewelry, however, it can be hard to decide who should get what. This becomes even more complicated when business partnerships or shares of a corporation are involved. A well-thought will can help prevent confusion and will make sure your assets are distributed as you intended.
You work hard to maintain a certain level of financial security; don't you want to make sure the fruits of your labor are passed on to your family members, friends and business partners? Our attorneys have a strong background in inheritance law, and can help you prepare a will or trust that clearly outlines the division of assets. Georgians of all economic levels have trusted Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, to help them understand and develop a comprehensive estate plan.
If you'd like to speak to an attorney about planning your will, please schedule a consultation or call Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, at 770-744-1111.