Wills And Trusts Are Valuable For People At Many Stages In Life
No matter what stage of life you are in — single, married, new parent or grandparent — you can benefit from a well-constructed will or trust. At Lindsey & Lacy, PC, our attorneys help clients get their affairs in order.
Older clients often benefit from estate plans that designate where family heirlooms and money will go upon their death, how finances will be managed, and how decisions regarding end-of-life healthcare will be made.
If you have minor children, it is imperative to create a will and minor's trust. These documents will allow you to name a guardian to care for your children, and establish a trust to manage money until your children are mature enough to do so on their own.
Attorneys Trusted By Families For Generations
Located in Peachtree City, Lindsey & Lacy, PC, helps generations of families throughout Fayetteville and the South Atlanta metro area create wills and trusts that protect their families after they are gone. Common estate planning tools include:
- Wills — Designate how property is to be divided and ensure family heirlooms are passed to the appropriate family member.
- Trusts — Protect family businesses, real estate, money and other property.
- Business succession plans — Decide what will happen to your life's work when you're ready to retire.
- Powers of attorney — Designate an individual to manage your finances when you are no longer able.
- Healthcare agents — Name a trusted agent to make medical decisions on your behalf.
Avoid The Mess Of Georgia's Intestacy Laws
If you die without a will in Georgia, your spouse and children will inherit equally, according to the state's intestate laws. While this does protect children from being disinherited, it can create problems. Because the children and spouse equally own every asset, the spouse cannot sell an asset — such as the family home — without the children's permission.
When disputes arise over how assets should be managed, families end up in court, resulting in time and money lost, and causing damage to familial relationships.
At Lindsey & Lacy, PC, we encourage everyone — no matter what size his or her estate — to develop a will or trust that clearly dictates how property is to be divided and avoids the mess caused by Georgia's intestacy laws.
Providing Peace Of Mind
Stop worrying about what will happen to your family after you are gone. Plan for the future. Protect your family by contacting Lindsey & Lacy, PC. Call our office at 770-486-8445 to schedule a consultation with an experienced Peachtree City will and trust lawyer.