When beginning to think about your estate plan, it is important to start with the basics. At the ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. in Johns Creek and Lawrenceville, we will assess your estate and help you determine your best options. With nearly 30 years of experience, attorneys Jim Miskell and Vikki Clark can also review documents you have put together yourself to make sure they will hold up when you need them to.
We Help You Consider Your Options
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. Some documents to consider are:
- Will: 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.
- 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.
- Advance directives: 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.
At our firm, we stress education because the more you know, the better-equipped you are to make good decisions. We have the knowledge and experience to make sure you understand each of these tools and their purpose before deciding what is right for you. Visit our Workshops page to learn more.