A will is a legal document that assigns where and to whom your assets and property will go after you die. A will that is drafted clearly and soundly can save your loved ones time, expense and grief by eliminating the need for a protracted probate process. Probate is how a court distributes estate assets according to Georgia law.
Whether you are recently out of school, are a young parent, or have retired from working life, establishing a will can protect your interests and provide your family with clear direction for the future.
Simple Wills Lawyers Serving Metro Atlanta, including, but not limited to Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett, Douglas, and Cobb counties
At The Kent Law Firm, in Atlanta, Georgia, our experienced will attorneys have more than 40 combined years of experience in drafting, establishing and defending wills on behalf of our clients.
Our attorneys, Howard Kent and Robert Kent, are a father and son legal team that will take the time to understand your concerns, analyze your circumstances, and explain your options while making you feel comfortable about the decisions you face. Their goal is to empower you to make informed decisions about your future and to memorialize those decisions in a legally binding last will and testament.
- Powers of Attorney & Georgia Advance Directives for Healthcare
- Your Personal Will Questionnaire
Do I Need A Will?
Believe it or not, this is a question we often hear. The short answer is “Yes, you do!”
As attorneys, we frequently see clients whose loved ones have died without preparing a will. In legal terminology, the loved one has died “intestate,” and has left no instructions for what is to be done with his or her assets. When this happens, the state of Georgia — not the deceased person’s family — determines how the estate holder’s assets are distributed.
Such unfortunate situations are preventable, and it is important that you establish a will so that your assets and property are distributed according to your wishes. Here are a few more things a will can accomplish:
- Protection of your children’s inheritance
- Establishing powers of attorney that govern your estate and how it is managed
- Setting up health care directives and medical proxies to determine how, and by whom, your important health care decisions will be made
- Donation of money to a charity of your choice
It is also important to note that wills are living documents that you can change at any time.
Give The Gift Of A Plan And Gain Peace Of Mind
At The Kent Law Firm, we believe a comprehensive estate plan is the best gift you can give yourself and your family members.
The clear and legally binding direction you provide through a will, power of attorney, health care directive or other planning document can give you peace of mind. You can be secure in the knowledge that your affairs will be handled according to your wishes, even if you are no longer able to manage your affairs by yourself. Further, you can feel satisfaction, knowing you may be preventing future legal conflicts among your heirs and other beneficiaries of your estate.