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The Importance of a Will in Georgia

will in georgiaDo you have a will? If the answer to this question is anything other than a firm “YES!”, then you need to call or email my office. Today.

I don’t want you to call so that we can sell you a will. Our firm doesn’t even write wills or do any kind of estate planning. I want you to get in touch with us because a will is so indescribably vital to your family that you owe it to them to get it done.

Here’s what I mean. In Georgia, for example, if you are married and have kids, then your spouse and your children are treated equally in probate court if you die without a will (except that your spouse will never end up with less than 1/3 of the estate). So, if you have one child, then your child and spouse split the estate 50/50. If you have two children, then your estate is split equally among them. If you have three kids, however, then your spouse will receive 1/3, and your kids will split the remaining 2/3 equally. So, here is the question for you to think about: if you die tomorrow, what would your personal finances look like if your spouse was left with only 1/2 or 1/3 of what you currently have in the bank? What kind of financial position would that leave your spouse in?

That’s why you need a will in Georgia. Or, at least one reason. There are more. I know that no one (including me) wants to think about their own mortality. But, I would suggest that you owe it to your family to put those feelings aside long enough to get a will done. Then you can go back to being bullet proof.

If you contact our office, I will make sure you are connected with an estate planner that you can trust.

Disclaimer: The information above is provided for general information only and should not be considered legal advice. Our probate lawyers provide legal advice to our clients after talking about the specific circumstances of the client’s situation. Our law firm cannot give you legal advice unless we understand your situation by talking with you. Please contact our law office to receive specific information about your situation.

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Erik J. Broel
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Erik founded the firm in 2009. He sees it as his personal mission to demystify the process of handling an estate or trust, and to help people by making the complex estate process simple and accessible. He believes there is always a better way to do things, and loves finding new and innovative ways to deliver better, more effective service that solves the client’s key problem or issue, and improves the client’s life.

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