Wills and Trusts
Create an Effective Estate Plan With the Help of a Will and Trust Attorney in Atlanta, GA
Wills and trusts are estate planning documents that help people specify how they want their assets distributed after they die. A will and trust attorney at Arkin.Law can help you create an estate plan that achieves your unique goals, such as helping your heirs avoid probate court or ensuring that your minor children will have the right legal guardian if you pass away before they reach adulthood. Our will and trust lawyers assist clients in Atlanta, GA and the surrounding areas.
Your last will and testament is a legally enforceable document that allows you to state your wishes regarding who will receive your assets (money, real estate, personal belongings, etc.) when you die. A will can also designate a legal guardian for your minor child in the event that your death leaves them parentless. A will lawyer at Arkin.Law can help you draft, review, or amend your will to ensure that it aligns with your personal estate planning goals.
Many people who are considering estate planning for the first time aren’t sure whether they need a will, a trust, or both. If you want to leave your money, property, and belongings to your loved ones without putting them through the probate process, a trust may be the solution for you. A trust is a legal arrangement in which you transfer your assets to a third party called a trustee who is then responsible for managing and distributing your assets to your beneficiaries after you die.
One of our trust lawyers can assess your personal goals and help you develop a personalized estate plan to accomplish them. These are some of the reasons why you may want to set up a trust:
- You want to pass on your assets without putting your beneficiaries through the probate process, which can be time-consuming and expensive
- You want more control over the way your assets are distributed; for example, you want your child to receive their inheritance in yearly payments after they turn 18, rather than a lump sum.