Wills And Inheritance Law

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.

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 if you are incapacitated
  • A power of attorney: Specifying someone to make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so

Plan How Your Assets Will Be Distributed

Money, financial securities and other 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 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 comprehensive estate plans.

Start Building Your Estate Plan

If you'd like to speak to an attorney about planning your will, please schedule a consultation online or call 770-744-1111.

In addition to our Cumming office, we have a new location in Roswell in the Gilbert House at 38 Sloan Street that is available by appointment.