At Kan & Clark, LLP our attorneys understand your desire to protect your loved ones in the event of your death or incapacitation. Many people think of wills and estate planning as something only wealthy people worry about, but even those without many assets need to protect their loved ones in the event something unfortunate were to happen to them.
Having a will can provide peace of mind and predictability in the event of your death. In addition to distributing any assets you may have, wills can be designed to appoint a guardian for your minor children in the event of your death, create a trust or appoint an executor to take care of your remaining business. Without a will, your assets and your children will be at the mercy of a court over which you will have no say. Particularly for non-traditional families, a will can provide you the opportunity to protect your loved ones ahead of time, rather than being at the mercy of a court later.
A power of attorney or a living will can also provide some predictability if you were to become incapacitated. While you are of sound mind, you can appoint someone you trust to make the tough decisions for you when you are no longer able to make those decisions for yourself. A power of attorney can be as broad or limited as you want it to be. There are specific medical powers of attorney that appoint someone to act on your behalf during a medical crisis.
Unfortunately, death is a fact of life and no one can predict when it will occur. Wills and estate planning is the best way to protect your loved ones once you are gone. Contact us today for a free initial consultation to discuss your needs. We serve the Atlanta area as well as the surrounding metro counties, including Cobb, Dekalb, Gwinnett, and Fulton.