Will Preparation And Estate Planning For The New Year
With the continued development of legal resources on the Internet, it is possible to find draft wills you can complete. However, there really is no substitute for a personal meeting with an attorney when the topic is this important. For example, an interested party who is not happy with the way you want to dispose of your property at your death can file an action in court to get your will modified or dissolved entirely. A good attorney knows the right questions to ask and can assist you in drafting a will that will make it difficult for anyone to contest it.
Finally, it is important to remember that under Georgia law, if you do not have a written will, then the State of Georgia, not you, will decide what to do with your property once you die. It is not enough to simply tell your loved ones what you want to do with your property. You must have your wishes clearly defined in a valid and properly executed last will and testament.
As you finalize your goals for 2014, please remember to review your estate plan. Your loved ones will thank you for it.