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Estate planning can feel like a daunting and emotional process. Most people put it off for a later point in time because they think it’s only meant for the elderly or the rich. Both of these things are common misconceptions of estate planning. If you have assets or minor children, estate planning is a crucial step in ensuring your legacy is thoughtfully left behind for the ones that you love. While it might sadden you to think about a future you’re not a part of, planning ahead is the best way to protect your family. By ensuring the proper legal documents are in place, you can prevent leaving your family in a sticky financial situation like probate, your wishes being unfulfilled and your assets possibly ending up in the wrong hands. 

That’s why it’s important to work with a seasoned Canton estate planning lawyer who can help you create an estate plan that safeguards the things and people you love the most. Call today for a free consultation and learn more about your options. 

What Is Estate Planning?

Estate planning is a legal strategy that allows you to manage and distribute your assets in the way that you prefer. If you care about your family and your hard-earned assets, it is a necessary process. If you have minor children, estate planning is especially important as it allows for you to designate guardians in the event of your death. Estate planning also gives you the ability to dictate what type of medical care you receive at the end of your life or if you become incapacitated. 

There are several components to an estate plan, including but not limited to the following: 

  • A last will and testament
  • An irrevocable trust
  • A revocable living trust
  • Healthcare power of attorney
  • And more. 

An estate planning lawyer can help you understand these options and evaluate which have the components best suited for your individual needs. 

Why Should I Create An Estate Plan? 

Creating an estate plan not only benefits you, but will benefit your family when you’re gone. If your affairs are left in disarray, your family will have to endure Georgia’s probate process in order for your assets to be distributed. Probate can be time-consuming, stressful, and expensive. It’s especially overwhelming to have to navigate while grieving the loss of someone you love. Without a plan that clarifies your wishes, your family might also be left with uncertainty of what you really wanted, and feel as though they’re unable to fulfill your hopes for your assets and more. 

Why Do I Need A Canton Estate Planning Lawyer?

A Canton estate planning lawyer is familiar with estate planning law, and can familiarize you with it too. They will evaluate your case and utilize legal tools like wills and trusts to establish a plan that will leave you with peace of mind, knowing even after you’re gone, your legacy will live on through the ones who matter most. No matter your age, social class, or circumstance, it is important to make the decisions regarding your assets and minor children now, or the state will do it for you later. 

How Fouts Law Group Can Help You

At Fouts Law Group, lead attorney Jeff Fouts has almost 30 years of experience helping people like you through the steps of estate planning. He’s familiar with the intricacies of the process and is prepared to explain all of your options and answer any questions you might have. Let us create a comprehensive estate plan that meets your goals. Call Fouts Law Group today for a free consultation and learn about your next steps.

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