It doesn’t matter if your assets total $500 or $5 million; it is vital that you have legal documents in place for the benefit of those you’ll leave behind one day.
Prior, Daniel, & Wiltshire combines 60 years of expert legal knowledge and experience to work for you so that you can rest assured that your final wishes are honored.
Virtually everyone owns something, even if it’s not much more than a car, a few pieces of heirloom jewelry, or a dining set.
Matters become more complex if you own real estate, bonds, stock, and other items of value. While you may verbally tell your family how you’d like to divide your assets, it is always easier and more secure to have it in writing.
In addition to avoiding common pitfalls, professional estate planning in Madison, Ga. ensures that your estate does not end up in probate where any number of unfavorable things can happen. Moreover, if you have a close family friend to whom you’d like to leave something, that person will not be eligible to receive anything without a clear will drawn up.
Finally, going through the process of estate planning allows you to name an executor for your estate, as well as a power of attorney. This person will have the authority to handle your estate, make medical decisions for you, and act on your behalf if you are ever incapacitated. The language that grants this power, however, is complex, and just one or two misplaced or badly chosen words could have devastating consequences.