Wills, Trusts, Estates & Probate

Samantha has practiced in the area of probate since she began practicing law in 2001.  She is knowledgeable on issues pertaining to Estates, Conservatorships, Guardianships and other matters in which the Probate Court oversees.  It is very important that you discuss your Probate Matter with an attorney that is educated and experienced in that area.  There are certain times within which matters must be filed or you could forever waive your rights and/or benefits to which you may be entitled.

Everyone, no matter your age, should have a plan in place if the unfortunate should happen. We reliably draft estate planning documents for clients and take pride in making it stress-free.   All of our services can be coordinated  with the advice of financial planners and other professionals to create the best strategy for the future of your assets. Documents to be drafted are:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Transfers on death forms
  • Various Probate Petitions
 

WILLS & TRUSTS From complex wills and trusts to the most basic of estate planning needs, our firm can provide the individual attention and service you need to get the results you desire. Our firm is experienced in preparing all the documents necessary to ensure that your wishes are carried out and your loved ones have little to worry about.

 

LIVING WILLS, HEALTH DIRECTIVES, & POWER OF ATTORNEY As prominent news stories and television drama have illustrated, the lack of living wills and health directives can cause problems for family members that don't know your true intentions when it comes to certain medical situations. The most famous example of the expenses, conflict, and heartache that can occur is the case of Terri Schiavo. Despite the Georgia legislature's attempt at making it easier to enact advance directives for health care, it can be somewhat complicated. Our firm can help explain the nuances and help get you a set of provisions that avoids these issues for loved ones and ensures your wishes are carried out.

 

PROBATE Depending on the level of estate planning prior to death, probate proceedings can be very complicated and cause a great deal of angst. While current legislation may have been designed to provide benefits to loved ones after death, amendments since the writing of the will can change the outcome of what was intended and require professional legal expertise to sort it all out. We handle all types of probate proceedings, including will contests and estate disputes, as well as estate administration.