770-609-1247 | Estate Planning – Georgia Attorneys

Estate Planning Attornyes Georgia: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Metro Atlanta Area

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About Our Georgia Estate Planning Attorneys

Coleman Legal Group, LLC | Phone: 770-609-1247

Estate Planning

From a simple will to a complex high asset trust, Coleman Legal Group, LLC provides our clients with competent estate planning and succession services, ensuring our clients’ wishes, protection of assets, succession of business, and ensuring the preservation of property and assets for the family. Our firm provides a range of quality legal services that help our attorneys protect the assets of the clients. The hallmark to our estate planning practice is our work in the creation of simple wills, power of attorneys, Advanced Healthcare Directives, Trust formation, and business planning and succession.

Do I need Estate Planning?

A common question you may face, is do you need an Estate Plan? If you care about your family and want to control the distribution of your property and assets to ensure that your wishes are carried out with minimal conflict, then you need an estate plan. Many believe that estate planning is only needed for the wealthy, but any estate needs a comprehensive estate plan to ensure that the person’s property is distributed to that person’s desires.

Under Georgia law everyone has a default estate plan, which determines the distribution of your assets. If a person passes away without an estate plan the person’s estate is distributed according to Georgia laws, which may lead to hardship for their loved ones as the distribution of assets and the effect of taxes may be contrary to that person’s desires.

A comprehensive estate plan will allow you to distribute your property to your loved ones as you desire, appoint appropriate guardians for your children if needed, reduce the impact of taxes on the estate, and avoid unwanted conflict.

What makes up my Estate Plan?

Many documents can make up a person’s estate plan and the appropriate documents depend on the size of the person’s estate and desires of the person. A few of the documents that will likely be prepared for your estate plan may include: a simple will, power of attorney, advanced healthcare directive, and a trust. In addition, a person may have concerns regarding beneficiary designations of insurance policies and retirement accounts that need to be addressed by the attorney.

When You Should Review Your Estate Plan

Often times, individuals assume that once they have finished their estate plan, it need not be revised. Unfortunately, changes in tax laws, family and financial circumstances may lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars of unnecessary taxes or a distorted planned distribution of assets. Thus, your estate plan should be reviewed periodically in order to see whether changes are necessary. Here are some factors that may warrant a review of and/or change in your estate plan:

Changes in family life:

– Have you gotten divorced or remarried?
– Have you adopted or had more children?
– Have any of your designated beneficiaries died?

Changes in finances:

-Have you acquired new real estate or outside the state of Georgia?
– Have you received a recent inheritance?

Changes in circumstances:

– Have you named new beneficiaries?
– Have you named minor children or grandchildren as beneficiaries?
– Do you have a child with special needs?
– Has anyone you named as Executor, Trustee, Guardian or Agent become disabled, died, or is no longer a good choice?

Changes in the law:

– Have you moved? Changes in state could mean changes in the law.
– Are your estate planning documents more than five years old?
– Are your estate planning documents outdated?
– Have your state’s laws changed in a way that affects your documents?

Estate Planning – Georgia Areas We Serve

Our Georgia Estate Planning attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Duluth, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Suwanee, Marietta, Woodstock, Sandy Springs, Kennesaw, Gainesville, Midtown Atlanta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, Smyrna, Buford, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Decatur, Grant Park, East Atlanta and the Virginia Highlands.

Our Georgia Estate Planning attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia attorneys practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Estates, Wills, Trusts, Sports and Entertainment Law, Immigration and Business Law. We have offices conveniently located at:

Alpharetta Georgia
North Point Park
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Atlanta Georgia
Colony Square
1201 Peachtree Street, 400
Colony Square, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Dunwoody
Sandy Springs
GA 400, Atlanta Georgia

1200 Abernathy Road
Bldg 600
Northpark Town Center
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Cumming Georgia
The Avenue Forsyth
410 Peachtree Parkway
Building 400, Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Johns Creek / Duluth GA
11555 Medlock Bridge Rd
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Duluth Georgia
Sugarloaf
2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Kennesaw Georgia
TownPark Center
125 TownPark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map
Lawrenceville
Huntcrest
1755 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

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