As we grow older, one of the most challenging aspects of our life may be to face the prospect of how our family will manage after we pass away. Many individuals believe the incorrect assumption that all of their assets will automatically pass on to their heirs and other beneficiaries. However, this is not true in all cases. If you die without the benefit of having a will or another specific legal plan in place, your estate could have to go through the process of probate, which can be very expensive and time-consuming.
One of the best ways to protect your family members and your assets is to consult with an estate planning attorney who can review your individual needs and help you create a plan that is in the best interests of you and your family. Contact our law firm and ask to schedule a free consultation.
How Can An Estate Planning Attorney Help My Family Avoid the Probate Process?
If you would like to spare your loved ones the time and expense involved in the probate process, one of the best things that you can do is to establish a revocable living trust. An estate planning attorney can help you through the various legal processes involved in placing all of the assets that you wish to keep out of probate into the trust. Your estate planning attorney can also advise you on how to name beneficiaries of the trust as well as who should manage it if you choose not to do it for yourself. Establishing a trust also helps to maintain a degree of privacy, for after a will has completed the probate process, it is made public, whereas the details of a trust are not.
Other Than Create Wills and Trusts What Else Can An Estate Planning Lawyer Do?
Although wills and trusts automatically come to mind when we think of estate planning attorneys, there are also a variety of other services that they can provide. Some of these other services include:
- Assisting with the probate process
- Special needs planning for families
Why Should I Choose to Have an Estate Planning Lawyer to Help Me?
Unlike do-it-yourself kits that you can purchase online, our law firm offers you the ability to consult with qualified estate planning lawyers who can answer any legal questions that you may have in regard to legal issues. We can offer you advice and give you the hands-on service that you need to ensure that your wishes are properly documented and will withstand legal scrutiny should there be any after your death.
Our estate planning attorneys have the necessary knowledge and experience to help you create an estate plan that is right for the specific needs of your family. We can assist you in creating a plan that can give you the peace of mind that you need with regard to the future and ensure that your family’s needs are met after you pass away. Contact our law firm by calling (706) 278-2099 and ask to schedule a free consultation today.