Planning For Your Family's Future

4SR Law Group is a boutique law firm focusing on the following areas:

  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Medicaid/Long-term Care Planning
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Veterans Benefits Planning

Why You Need An Estate Plan

To understand why everyone needs an estate plan, first consider what happens when someone dies without one. Legally, when we pass away, our assets become known as our estate. A probate court must decide how to distribute an estate.

Without an estate plan to rely upon, the probate court must administer the estate itself. It does this using state guidelines that, essentially, give the assets to the person's nearest living relatives. The process can be very time-consuming and expensive, and those costs come out of the estate. The end result can also be very different from what you would have wanted.

An estate plan streamlines the process by giving the court instructions on how the estate should be distributed and who should be in charge of the process. The process takes less of the court's time, costs less of the estate's money and sends the assets where you want them to go.

Only As Complex As You Need It To Be

2With the help of a good estate planning lawyer, you can develop plans that accomplish a wide range of goals. Powers of attorney, health care directives and tools of elder law can make important decisions in advance so that you, or your loved ones, are well-taken care of as you age.

Effective estate planning can help you avoid probate court, protect your assets, and provide for your loved ones and charities.

Contact Us To Learn More

To learn more about your options in estate planning, call our office today at 470-240-0817. You can also contact us by email.