Wills, Trusts, & Probate, Guardianships & Conservatorships
We can help you protect your assets and provide for your loved ones’ future within an ever-changing legal environment by preparing the appropriate legal documents for your situation. If a loved one has passed away, we can assist you with the probate process. Thompson & Walters, P.C. has extensive experience with:
- Wills and Trusts
- Powers of Attorney
- Advance Directives for Healthcare
- Georgia Probate
- Estate Disputes
- Guardianships and Conservatorships
- Wills and Trusts: Wills and Trusts are some of the best tools to protect your family and your assets. Don’t risk leaving this decision to others after your death. We can economically prepare a Will and related documents to fit your exact needs with provisions for: guardians for minor or disabled children, property distribution, naming your executor and/or trustee. We can prepare living trusts, special needs trusts, credit shelter trusts and others to help achieve your estate goals. You have worked hard to acquire your assets; don’t put them at risk by not having an up-to-date will.
- Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives for Healthcare: Recently, the Georgia legislature has completely changed these two documents. We can guide you through important decisions for setting up financial and healthcare powers of attorney. Do not continue to use outdated documents. Doctors, hospitals, banks and other institutions are becoming increasingly strict about accepting powers of attorney for financial or healthcare matters. Don’t wait until a crisis arises with you, your spouse, or your family to deal with these changes.
- Georgia Probate Process and Estate Disputes: If a friend or loved one has passed away and you have been named as the Executor or Trustee, our firm can provide you legal guidance throughout the Georgia probate process. We have probate experience in nearly every probate court in the metro and north-metro Atlanta area. We can also undertake the duties of executor and/or trustee. We can protect your interests should a will or other estate matter become difficult or contested.
- Guardianships: These are necessary when an adult is unable to care for himself or herself and has not designated a Guardian via an Advance Directive for Health Care. Guardianship may also be obtained on behalf of a minor if his or her parents are unable to care for the child.
- Conservatorships: These are necessary to assist an adult or minor child who is unable to manage his or her financial affairs and there has been no conservator designated by the proposed ward in a Financial Power of Attorney. Thompson & Walters, P.C. has the probate experience in all metro-Atlanta counties and can assist in obtaining Guardianships and Conservatorships of both adults and minors.