Estate Planning And Probate

Let Us Help You Plan Today So That You And Your Family Are Prepared For The Future

At The Childs Law Firm, we seek to make long-term, positive differences in the lives of our clients and their families through careful representation and thoughtful planning.

Let us help you with all of your estate planning and probate needs, including:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Financial powers of attorney
  • Advance health care directives
  • Guardianship and conservatorship matters

No two people are exactly alike so no two estate plans should be exactly alike. When you are our client, we learn about you, your circumstances and your long-term goals for yourself and your loved ones so that we can develop a plan that meets exactly your needs.

Estate Planning Takes Away Some Of The Hard Decisions

Estate planning gives you a chance to make important decisions in advance. By doing so, you save your loved ones a lot of frustration and heartache – and a lot of time and money, as well. For this reason, we often tell our clients that, even if they can’t bequeath a great deal of wealth, the act of estate planning itself is a great gift they can give their families.

It’s also important to remember that some estate planning tools that involve making important decisions in advance, such as powers of attorney, advance health care directives and guardianship and conservatorship appointments, can go into effect during our clients’ lives, protecting them should they later become unable to make these decisions themselves.

Understanding Probate And Estate Administration

Probate is the process through which a deceased person’s estate is legally passed on to the person’s heirs. The process is simpler, faster and less expensive when the person has prepared a will and other estate planning documents. However, even with an estate plan, the process can be difficult for an executor who has little experience with the issues involved, especially when loved ones are still actively grieving their loss.

We help people administer estates and move them through probate – which involves gathering an inventory of the estate assets and property, paying taxes and outstanding debts, communicating with the probate court, filing paperwork and checking that deadlines are met – so that their wishes are fulfilled and their property is protected.

Schedule An Appointment To Learn More About How We Can Help

Our attorneys have a combination of 50 years of experience. We look forward to helping with your estate planning or probate matters. Call our office in Marietta at 770-954-7580. You can also reach us by email.