Albany Estate Planning Lawyer Helps Georgians Protect Their Families
Knowledgeable adviser creates instruments to preserve and transfer assets
Effective estate planning is a critical responsibility that helps you safeguard your loved ones’ futures while ensuring that your wishes will be honored. Located in Albany, Calhoun Law Group, LLC works closely with Georgia clients to establish comprehensive estate plans tailored to their particular circumstances and goals. Attorney William Calhoun can show you how legal instruments such as wills and power of attorney documents can help you maintain control over important matters regardless of what happens in the future. Having practiced law for more than 30 years, I handle estate planning and probate issues with the highest levels of skill and professionalism.
Experienced attorney assists with the creation and revision of wills
My firm advises clients on each aspect of developing an effective Georgia will, including:
- Drafting — When drafting a will, I make sure that all legal requirements are satisfied and write language that clearly and accurately reflects the testator’s intentions.
- Choosing an executor — Should you be unsure about the best person to carry out the terms of your will, I’ll help you find a suitable executor.
- Revising existing documents — You should frequently review your will and other testamentary documents to ensure that they still fit your circumstances and objectives. My firm works with clients on reviews and revisions.
Failing to create a legal will could mean that the assets you’ve accumulated are dispersed based on the state’s intestacy law rather than your priorities. Through wills and other instruments such as trusts, I will help you keep control of your estate.
Firm creates power of attorney documents and living wills for clients
At any time, you could suffer a severe medical condition that leaves you incapacitated and thrusts your family into confusion and conflict over what decisions to make on your behalf. However, with an advance directive for healthcare, you can state the scope of treatment that you would like to receive or you can designate someone to serve as your agent if key healthcare decisions need to be made and you are unable to communicate. I provide thoughtful counsel to help Georgians create enforceable power of attorney documents, as well as living wills that set forth instructions regarding end-of-life care.
Dedicated advocate guides executors through the Georgia probate process
Being appointed as personal representative for someone’s estate is a serious legal responsibility. Whether you were named as executor in a decedent’s will or selected by the court to serve as administrator, my firm can advise you on the best option for settling the estate based on your particular circumstances. I assist with each aspect of the Georgia probate process, including the transfer of property into the estate, payment of taxes and other expenses, notifying heirs, communication with the court and the distribution of assets to beneficiaries.
Contact a knowledgeable Georgia estate planning lawyer for a free consultation
Calhoun Law Group, LLC in Albany handles a full range of Georgia estate planning and probate matters, including the creation of wills and trusts. Please call or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.