It is important to have an estate plan, regardless of your age or financial situation. Everyone has assets that they have acquired throughout their lives. If you want to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes when you die, you need to create certain legal documents. These documents can save your loved ones the unnecessary stress of making those decisions without your written word. They may also minimize the taxation on what your beneficiaries receive. Brad Stephens is a lawyer who can help you draft or update wills, trusts, and other estate-related legal documents. He will assist you in developing a plan that meets your needs and helps you achieve your personal objectives for leaving a legacy. Get in touch with an experienced probate attorney in the Bartow County or Cartersville, GA area today: call (770) 334-2704 or fill out our online contact form.
A will allows you to state your wishes regarding the distribution of assets and the care of minor dependents. A will ensures that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes. A will also prevents potential conflict after you pass away. We can help you prepare a will and give you peace of mind that your estate will be distributed properly. We encourage you to evaluate your will as your life changes. Please call us today to review your existing will as well.
A trust is a legal document that offers more control over the distribution of your assets after your death. You pass your assets to a trustee, who holds them and distributes them to your beneficiaries according to your wishes. They are often used to minimize the impact of taxes on an estate plan and to spare beneficiaries from having to go through the probate court process.
Trusts can also allow you to set guidelines for how your assets will be distributed to beneficiaries. That means you can instruct the trustee to make scheduled payments to a beneficiary, rather than handing them a lump sum upon your death. For example, many people use a trust and schedule payments to younger heirs who are unable to properly manage funds.
Brad Stephens is an experienced will and trust lawyer who can assist you in drafting or updating these documents.
There are many benefits to using a trust. Contact probate lawyer Brad Stephens today to find out what's right for you and get started.
The Law Office of Brad Stephens also assists client's with estate administration. If you need to probate a will or administer an estate without a will, we can help you file the necessary petition with the probate court. We can guide you through the process, notify the heirs, open estate accounts, and assist you with the distribution of property and closure of the estate.
Are you looking for an experienced probate lawyer in the Bartow County or Cartersville, GA area? Get the dedicated attention and service you need. Call (770) 334-2704 or fill out our online contact form now.
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