Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorneys in Marietta, GA
Get Help from the Manely Firm, P.C.
Senior Estate Planning and Probate Attorney, Steve Worrall, works with
our associate Marietta estate planning attorneys in all our offices to
deliver wills, trusts, estate planning and probate services to our clients
throughout Georgia. Together they help our clients prepare for the unexpected,
the unthinkable and the inevitable.
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.
Call (678) 616-2605 today or reach us toll free at (888) 930-9165!
Atlanta Will & 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:
- Protecting assets and property
- Designating beneficiaries
- Making known medical wishes
- Taking account of tax consequences involved in property transfer
- Providing for a disabled child or vulnerable adult
- Avoiding probate
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., get a
free case evaluation 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.