With the recent fear of Covid-19 and Coronavirus, Georgia residents have now become concerned about their own well being and the unknown that lies ahead for them and their families. Whether from fear or necessity, folks are obtaining and/or updating their Last Will and Testament and their Advance Directive for Healthcare [formerly known as a Durable Power of Attorney]. Questions concerning probate and estate planning arise as well. We can assist you with the preparation and execution of these items.
Your Last Will and Testament is an important legal document that protects the fiduciary funds, real estate, personal property and even digital property which is to be distributed to your chosen beneficiaries according to your wishes upon your death. This document will properly distribute your property to your spouse, children, friends, charities, or anyone else you might wish to provide or contribute to at your own discretion.
Do you have a Last Will and Testament? Is it up to date?
In recognizing the right of individuals to (1) control all aspects of his or her personal care and medical treatment, (2) insist upon medical treatment, (3) decline medical treatment, or (4) direct that medical treatment be withdrawn, the Georgia General Assembly has in the past, provided statutory forms for both the living will and durable power of attorney for health care. The General Assembly later took note that the clear expression of individual decisions regarding health care, whether made by the individual or an agent appointed by the individual, is of critical importance not only to citizens but also to the health care and legal communities, third parties, and families. As such, along came the Advance Directive for Health Care.
Do you have an Advance Directive for Health Care? Is it valid?
Do not rely upon an unknown form you’ve found on the Internet. Please give us a call to ensure your peace of mind as to the future of your Estate and the well being of your loved ones. We are A/V rated by Martindale Hubbell and represent clients in Atlanta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Canton, Woodstock, Cumming, and throughout Georgia. We can accommodate your needs during the Covid-19 crisis.