Newnan Estate Planning Attorney Drafts Wills That Express Clients’ Wishes
Georgia lawyer assists with sound legal documents for residents of suburban Atlanta
A will is the single most important document you can create to protect your family and your assets by specifying how your estate is to be handled after your death. A will lets you, not a probate court or fighting family members, decide who receives what from your estate, who will take care of your minor children, and how your bills and debts will be paid. A well-drafted will can also help minimize estate taxes and allow your estate to move more swiftly through probate court. With more than 20 years of experience creating wills for Georgia clients, the Law Office of Patrick W. McKee, LLC can help you simplify the process and save your family from additional stress after your passing with a will that clearly expresses your wishes.
Key steps to drafting an effective will
Each client’s individual and family needs are unique. That’s why Patrick W. McKee knows a cookie-cutter approach to creating a will won’t work. He understands how essential it is to customize each document. Our firm begins by conducting an in-depth discussion with you, asking detailed questions that will help you make strategic decisions regarding:
- Your beneficiaries — To whom will you give (and not give) your money, home and belongings? Do you want to leave your assets to one person or divide your estate equally or in varying percentages among several people? Do you want to give money or property to your favorite charity? Do you have a specific item designated for a specific person? How and when do you want those assets distributed?
- Your executor — Whom do you trust to make sure your wishes are carried out and the time-consuming probate tasks of asset distribution and debt payments are completed in a thorough, timely manner?
- A guardian — Who will take care of your minor children should you and the child’s other parent die? Who is your second choice in case the first choice is unavailable or unable? How will you provide financial support to your children’s guardian?
How effective and enduring your will is depends on gathering in-depth answers to these questions before your document is drafted. Patrick W. McKee is an experienced, detail-oriented estate planning attorney who pays careful attention to your objectives before helping you to create a will that protects your assets and provides for loved ones.
When life changes, so should your will
No will is set in stone until your death. If you change your mind or your life circumstances change, we will help you update your will so your assets are distributed according to your wishes. If, for example, you get divorced, you may not want to leave your ex-spouse any assets. If you have a child, you likely want to provide for custody and financial care. When a beneficiary dies, you will want to remove that person from your will. We can help you modify an existing will or create a new one, depending on your situation.
Contact our wills attorney serving Newnan, Atlanta, and surrounding Georgia areas
Learn how Patrick McKee’s personal attention and years of experience can help you customize a will that achieves your goals. Call the Law Office of Patrick W. McKee, LLC at 470-400-1562 or contact us online to schedule an appointment in Newnan or Atlanta with our estate planning attorney.