Experienced Estate Planning For Everyone
Whether you are married with young children at home or are nearing retirement age, it is never too soon – or too late – to start estate planning. You may have been putting it off for years. Or maybe you believe you have not earned enough wealth yet to make estate planning worthwhile. But no matter your age, wealth, marital status and how many children you have, you need a sound and thoughtful estate plan.
Attorney William G. Witcher Jr. of The Witcher Law Firm has guided residents of Decatur through estate planning for more than 50 years. As your estate planning lawyer, Mr. Witcher will work closely with you to understand exactly what you want and need from your estate plan. With his assistance, you will have a plan that works for yourself and your loved ones and will be honored in probate court.
An Estate Plan That Fits Your Life
William Witcher can help you create or amend any type of estate planning document, including:
- Advance directives for health care (also known as living wills)
- Durable powers of attorney
Using an advance directive for health care, you can explain what levels of medical intervention you would want in different emergency situations in which you are incapacitated and cannot communicate with your doctors. You can also designate someone else to serve as your power of attorney for medical decisions, financial affairs or both if an illness or injury leaves you unable to handle these critical matters yourself.
Even if you are still relatively young and in good health, you never know when a sudden accident can strike. Having an advance directive and power of attorney in place will give you peace of mind that no matter what happens, your wishes will be carried out.
Without a will detailing how your assets should be distributed after you are gone, Georgia law will determine who your heirs will be, not you. A valid will can save your family a lot of time in probate and put you in control of who your heirs will be.
Similarly, a trust can help some or all of your assets avoid probate entirely. There are several trusts available. William Witcher will explain which ones best fit your needs and help you decide if a trust is the right decision.
Honoring Your Legacy, Providing For Your Loved Ones
With compassionate and experienced advice and support, you can build an estate plan that reflects your values and keeps you protected. That is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and your family. To arrange a free consultation with attorney William G. Witcher about your plan, call 470-868-6325 to reach The Witcher Law Firm in Decatur.