Georgia Estate Planning Lawyers | Providing services in Atlanta, Marietta, Lawrenceville, and Savannah

No one likes to ponder their death or disability, but establishing an estate plan is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones. Proper estate planning puts you in charge of your finances, and it can also spare your loved ones the costs, delay and frustration that go with managing your affairs after you pass away or become incapacitated.

The Manely Firm, P.C., can help you understand what types of estate planning tools — such as wills and trusts — can help you best protect your valuable assets, provide for your loved ones and ensure your medical wishes are known.

Knowledgeable And Dedicated Will And Trust Attorneys Helping You

For more than two decades, our Atlanta-based law firm has been helping Georgia families create comprehensive estate plans customized to their unique needs. With so many types of wills and trusts available, our attorneys will work closely with you to determine which tools will help you effectively achieve your estate planning goals.

Some common goals we help our clients achieve include:

Over the years our attorneys have helped thousands of families create and appoint varying wills, trusts and powers of attorney. We can help you understand estate planning strategies and which ones are most beneficial for your family.

If your family is in transition, we can help you figure out wealth management to protect your assets and your property to provide for children, stepchildren, grandparents, grandchildren, etc.

Providing For Your Minor Children

If you have minor children, it is essential your estate plan covers issues about how and who you want to raise your children. If you have young children, you may want to think about creating a plan to give your surviving spouse time to devote more attention to your children, without the burden of work obligations. You might also want to provide special counseling and resources for your spouse if you believe he or she does not have the experience or ability to handle financial and legal matters. You should also consider the possibility of both you and your spouse dying at the same time, or within a short period of time of each other.

Your plan should provide for the people you want to manage your assets and the guardian you want to raise your children. The person in charge of the finances, or trustee, does not have to be the same person as the guardian. In fact, in many cases, you might purposely want to choose different people to set up a system of checks and balances. Without such a plan, you are leaving the decision about who will manage your finances and who will raise your children to a court of law. Even if the person you would have wanted to be selected by the court is put in place, they may have burdens and restrictions placed on them by the court, such as having to provide annual accountings, which could have been avoided with a proper plan.

Contact Our Attorneys

To talk with a lawyer at The Manely Firm, P.C., call us toll free at 866-687-8561 or complete our online contact form. Our offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Consultations about estate planning are free and confidential.

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