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Making a valid will in Georgia

The technicalities of making a will can seem fairly simple, yet many people slip up on them, often because they underestimate the importance of getting every detail right. When you put thought and care into the disposition of your assets, the last thing you want is for a court to find the will invalid and distribute your estate according to intestacy laws.

The responsibilities of the executor of a will in Georgia

An important part of careful estate planning is appointing an executor whom you can rely on to ensure the carrying out of your wishes when the time comes. Understanding what the executor will have to do can help you make the right decision.

Reasons to discuss your estate plans with your family

You may not look forward to discussing your estate plans and instructions for your end-of-life care with your family in Georgia, but it is one of the most important conversations you can have with them. Talking to them now about life after you pass away can make it easier for them to accept things and help to protect your estate. 

4 basic requirements for Georgia wills

If you wish to apportion your estate through a will in Georgia, you can reduce the risk of potential challenges by making sure to comply with technical requirements. Georgia law sets out four main requirements for a valid will. Failing to comply can cause courts to set your will aside.

How to protect your estate from creditors

You need more than a last will and testament to protect your estate in Georgia and ensure that your beneficiaries receive their inheritance. If you die with debt, your creditors can sue your estate to receive what is owed to them. The size and value of your estate can diminish significantly if you happen to owe a substantial amount of money to your creditors. Even though it would be advantageous for you to pay off what you owe, there are many reasons why you may not. 

Designating a guardian for your children

If you have minor children, appointing a guardian ranks among the most important parts of your estate plan. There are many legal and personal issues to consider while making your decision. A knowledgeable estate attorney can help you come up with effective provisions that will benefit your children.

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