Legal Help With Estate Planning And Probate
The legal processes of estate planning and probate are fraught with legal complications. When people choose to use do-it-yourself forms online for their estate plans or go through probate without legal counsel, they take a serious risk of losing a lot of money and time. It is critical to work with an experienced legal team in these processes to protect your interests.
At Bloodworth, Crowley & Leverett, we provide legal services that our clients can trust. Our three lawyers have more than 100 combined years of legal experience, and we take a personalized, caring approach to client representation. We take the time to understand our clients, provide sound legal counsel through the process and provide aggressive advocacy in dispute resolution and litigation when needed. We serve clients in Macon and throughout the area in Georgia.
Comprehensive Estate Planning
We provide for our clients what they cannot obtain through do-it-yourself wills online: sound counsel and peace of mind. We know that there is a lot more to an estate plan than just a will document. Further, each of the legal instruments in an estate plan need to work in concert together for an effective, comprehensive estate plan that includes:
- A will
- Trust instruments
- Powers of attorney
- Medical health care directives
We take the time to look at your financial situation with you, understand your overall goals and create a sound strategy for passing on your assets while minimizing tax obligations and other fees.
After someone dies, their estate goes through probate. In the probate process, an estate administrator is assigned by the court. The administrator uses the assets in the estate to satisfy any outstanding debts, then distributes the assets to the beneficiaries according to the directions in the estate plan or according to Georgia law.
We help clients who have been named estate administrators and potential beneficiaries in issues involving:
- Administrating the estate
- Making an accounting for the court
- Probate disputes and litigation
- Every issue that can arise in probate court
We know how to resolve conflicts such as breach of fiduciary duty claims, will contests and other problems. We take an efficient, aggressive approach to making sure our clients get equitable results.
We Are Here To Help You
Our attorneys understand that the probate process is complicated and potentially costly. We are here to help you get through the process efficiently while minimizing legal risks. Call us at 478-772-3938 or email us to schedule a consultation with an experienced lawyer from our firm.