Estate Planning Attorney
Law Office in Marietta, GA Serving the Atlanta Metro Area
Hiring an Estate Planning Attorney can Give You Peace of Mind – Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning
The DiGiulio Law Firm is an Atlanta Estate Planning Law Firm with available Locations in Atlanta, Marietta, Lawrenceville, and more.
The legal community agrees that in the area of estate planning, we will see continued conflict as our population of baby boomers becomes older. This phenomenon will spark many lawsuits filed by and against boomers’ family members as they contest poorly written wills and trusts, or hire lawyers to litigate in probate court for a total lack of planning. We know boomers would rather hire an Estate Planning Attorney for a little bit of money now, than have their assets burned up in tax bills and legal fees after they pass away, but it’s likely that most boomers will neglect to properly plan their estate leaving a mess for their heirs, and a goldmine for probate attorneys.
No matter your net worth, it’s important to have an estate plan in place, including a last will.
Your Estate Planning Attorney works to ensure that your family and financial goals are met after you die. If you are married and your net worth is in the Millions of dollars, you will need specialized estate and estate tax planning. We may initially ask you to complete our AB Living Trust and Will Questionnaire for Married Testators.
If your assets are not in the Millions, we would likely ask you to complete one of the other questionnaires listed below. Call for a free initial phone consultation.
An estate plan has several parts.
They include: a will; assignment of power of attorney; and a living will or health-care proxy (medical power of attorney). For some people, a trust may also make sense. When putting together your plan, we are mindful of both federal and state laws governing estates.
Everyone needs a will.
A will tells the world exactly where and how you want your assets distributed when you die. It’s also the place to name guardians for your dependent children. Dying without a will — also known as dying “intestate” — can be costly to your heirs and leaves you no say over who gets your assets or guardianship of your dependents.. Without a will, you may very well be leaving these decisions up to strangers.
Basic Estate Planning Packages – no trusts – (This may be all you need. We will let you know)
Trusts aren’t just for the wealthy.
Trusts are legal mechanisms that let you put conditions on how and when your assets will be distributed upon your death. They also allow you to reduce your estate and gift taxes and to distribute assets to your spouse and heirs in a way that protects their future as best you can. Some trusts also offer protection of your assets from creditors and lawsuits.