McLeod Law Firm represents individuals who are planning for the future through the creation of a will. A will allows the owner of assets to determine who will receive those assets after the death of the owner rather than allowing the assets to be distributed pursuant to the state statute of Descent and Distribution. The result of the distribution of assets pursuant to the state statute might not be what the owner envisioned.
Going through the necessary steps to probate a will can be very difficult if you have recently lost a loved one. McLeod Law Firm can advise you throughout the probate process regardless of whether your loved one left a will behind. An experienced Georgia estate planning lawyer at our firm can carefully review your case and help you create a thorough legacy preservation plan.
A trust is created for the purpose of allowing a selected individual, known as the trustee, to hold and manage assets for a purpose that is specified by the trust creator or settlor in the trust document. The assets no longer belong to the settlor but belong to the trust. The trustee can only use and distribute the assets in accordance with the terms stated in the trust. A knowledgeable estate planning attorney at McLeod Law Firm in Gainesville or Braselton can help guide you through the complexities of trust law.
If you are considering a power of attorney, it is in your best interests to consult with an experienced lawyer. At McLeod Law Firm, our team of dedicated estate planning attorneys can assess your situation and help you choose a trusted individual for your power of attorney. Additionally, we can provide you with comprehensive guidance regarding all aspects of the estate planning process in Georgia.
McLeod Law Firm provides comprehensive estate planning services to clients in Gainesville, Braselton, and throughout North Georgia. If you or someone you love needs helping managing your affairs, you may need a guardianship or conservatorship. We recognize the gravity of your situation and can work closely with you to determine the most optimal legal solution. Whether you are seeking a guardianship for a minor child, or a conservatorship for a disabled adult, we provide sympathetic legal support during each stage of your case.
McLeod Law Firm recommends that everyone complete a Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care. If you become ill and cannot speak for yourself, the Advance Directive will be followed in deciding important decisions concerning your medical care. This can relieve your family of the responsibility in the event that you suffer an incapacitating illness or injury.