In my practice as an estate attorney in Atlanta, Georgia, I am often asked about the benefits of having a will. A will is a tool used to distribute an individual’s assets after that person has deceased. As with everything in life, you need a different tool for different jobs. Therefore, if you have made a will and it has been sometime since it has been up-dated or reviewed by an estate planning attorney; perhaps it is time for you to have a lawyer review your plan.
As time passes, state and federal laws change and usually our situation in life changes along with it and we accumulate more assets than what we started with. Too many people make a will and then put it in their safety deposit box and forget about it.
A will can be changed at any time. If the change is minor, it can be done with a document called a codicil, which is an amendment to the will and is usually kept with the original will once it is signed. If the changes are significant, then a new will should be prepared and it will void any previous will dated before it.
Your will should be reviewed on a regular basis every few years to make sure that the estate plan that was utilized in making the will is still the correct plan for you. At The Libby Law Firm, LLC your estate plan will be reviewed by our experts to ensure that the distribution of your assets upon your death will go smoothly with as little expense as possible.
The Libby Law Firm has many decades of combined experience through its Atlanta Probate attorneys and staff and can assist you with all types of estate planning matters. Should you be in need of assistance concerning your estate plan, please feel free to call our Firm (404) 467-8611 , to discuss your options. You can also send us a message through our confidential Web Site form. We are conveniently located in the Buckhead secion of Atlanta, Georgia.