Commerce, GA Estate Planning Lawyer
Mitchell & Crunk: Estate Planning Attorneys in Commerce, GA
Life is full of uncertainties, so it’s important to take action regarding one aspect that you can control: Your estate plan. Creating an estate plan, including a will, trust, and other directives, provides your loved ones with the legal instruction to handle your assets according to your wishes.
The attorneys at Mitchell & Crunk are committed to making end-of-life and final settlement of your estate as smooth as possible. We can help you identify the estate planning tools that make the best of your financial and family situation, allowing you to direct how your assets are distributed and managed as you intend. Our lawyers have worked with many individuals, couples, and families with developing a sound estate plan.
Extensive Experience in All Aspects of Estate Planning Under Georgia Law
At Mitchell & Crunk, our attorneys understand your desire to plan for the future, for yourself, your family, and loved ones. With decades of experience assisting clients with estate planning needs, we can advise you on the appropriate methods to achieve your goals. We can help you take on the challenges of current health needs, taxes, business interests, and estate and retirement planning. Our lawyers also stay current with what lies ahead under federal and state law, enabling us to guide you on ways to manage and protect your assets for later generations. Our representation includes preparation of common estate planning tools:
- Last Will and Testament: As the foundation of your estate plan, your will is your opportunity to make your wishes known and avoid the default rules under Georgia law regarding distribution of your assets upon death. In your will, you choose an executor to handle your property according to the directions included in the document. You can also appoint a guardian to care for minor children.
- Trust: A trust is a legal entity that allows you to control assets during your lifetime, and then manage trust property on behalf of beneficiaries when you die. A trust allows you to avoid costly probate proceedings, protect your assets, obtain favorable tax treatment, keep your financial matters private, and other advantages.
- Advance Directives for Healthcare and Assets: These documents are part of your estate plan, but actually come into play during your lifetime. If you become incapacitated for any reason, your family would typically need a court order to make healthcare decisions or manage your assets. The process is time-consuming and costly. An advance directive appoints an agent to take certain actions related to your health and finances, without the need for a court order.
Contact Our Estate Planning Lawyers in Commerce, GA
Your estate plan is your legacy, but mistakes in executing wills, trusts, living wills, and other tools can destroy your intentions for your assets upon your death. Considering the critical nature of an estate plan, it’s essential to retain an experienced, skilled lawyer to advise you on your options, draft the appropriate documents, explain the legal requirements, and assist you through the process. For more information on estate planning under Georgia law, please contact the estate planning attorneys in Commerce, GA at Mitchell & Crunk. We can schedule a free consultation for you at our Commerce, GA office or answer any questions regarding estate plans.