Protecting Your Assets And Your Loved Ones
From asset protection to wills and irrevocable trusts, having a comprehensive estate plan is necessary to protect yourself and your loved ones for the future.
Starting With The Fundamentals
When beginning to think about your estate plan, it is important to start with the basics. At the Estate Planning Law Group of Georgia in Johns Creek and Lawrenceville, we will assess your estate and help you determine your best options. With 30 years of experience in practice, attorney Jim Miskell, along with attorney Laura Herrin, can also review documents you have put together yourself to make sure they will hold up when you need them to.
Although the most obvious estate planning tool is a will, there are numerous other documents that can help protect you when you can no longer make decisions on your own.
Let us help you consider your options…
Basic Disability Planning
An important first step is planning for a disability that may come with age. Having your powers of attorney and health care directives in place in the event you become disabled can provide peace of mind.
Powers of Attorney
A power of attorney allows you to appoint an individual to make important legal decisions on your behalf if you become unable to make them on your own.
In these health care documents, you name an individual to make medical decisions on your behalf when you cannot. You can also state your wishes for what type of life-prolonging care you do or do not want to receive.
If you pass away without a will, the state of Georgia will determine what happens to your assets. A well-drafted will ensures that you have the final say.