Thinking about the future can be overwhelming and uncomfortable, so it's reasonable to avoid the thought of what's to come. On the other hand, preparing for the future through an estate plan can save you time, money, and stress later on in life. If you want to safeguard your assets when you pass away, speak to a Marietta, Georgia estate planning attorney to guide you through the process.
At Block Law, I have served clients throughout the surrounding, helping them establish a solid estate plan to better prepare them for the future.
Estate plans have several elements that are vital to protecting what matters the most to you. Throughout our time together, we may talk about wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, and beneficiary designations. Before we meet during your free consultations, learn more about the foundations of each of these so you are prepared to meet with your lawyer.
You've likely heard of these legal documents when researching estate plans. Wills and trusts are both ways to establish an estate transfer. The biggest difference is wills can only be implemented after your passing, while trusts can begin before or after you are gone.
Should you become incapacitated, you will not be able to make important financial and medical decisions that will have a large impact on your future. Powers of attorney allow you to designated someone to manage your finances, while health care directives establish a family member or close friend that will make your medical decisions.
Beneficiary designations are found on life insurance policies and retirement accounts. These legal determinations dictate who will receive benefits when you pass. They are superseded by your will, so it's important to update these about once per year.
You may not be entirely sure how to move forward with establishing your estate plan, so contact an experienced attorney today to assist you through the process. I opened my law firm in 2013 to better serve my clients and provide them with quality, one-on-one representation that they deserved.
To schedule a free consultation at my office in Marietta, Georgia, fill out the brief form below or simply give me a call at 770-387-4529. I am also happy to meet with you via Zoom. I look forward to meeting with you.