Providing Personalized Attention To Your Wills, Probate And Estates Matter

A smart estate plan is a gift to your loved ones. It avoids expense, conflict, and stress after you're gone. Will contests and probate proceedings can in some circumstances result in delay and expense. Therefore, it is important to have an experienced probate attorney on your side.

Murphy & Garner, LLC, provides your will and probate matter the personalized attention it deserves. When drafting wills, we pay close attention to detail in covering every contingency. We can also be there for your heirs during will contests while fulfilling your directives regarding distribution of your estate.

What Is Probate?

Probate allows for a court to validate a will leading to transference of your estate to your beneficiaries. In the event you die without a valid will in place, courts will apply Georgia's intestacy laws in determining who will inherit your belongings.

A probate attorney is responsible for:

  • Properly filing a petition with the correct court;
  • Notifying all potential heirs;
  • The petitioning for appointment of executor or administrator of the estate;
  • Settling of estate debts with creditors and payment of estate taxes; and
  • Overseeing the executor and administrator's distribution of assets.

Attorney Seth A. Hansard has experience handling probate matters in Haralson and Carroll counties and throughout West Georgia East Alabama. His insight can prevent diminishment of your estate during the probate process. He can also provide guidance on methods of preventing certain assets from going through the probate process.

The Importance Of Having A Will

Not having a will can cause complications for your loved ones and can undermine your goals. Not having a will could result in costly litigation for your heirs and delays in having your estate distributed.

A properly drafted will allows you to decide what happens to your assets rather than leaving such decisions up to state law. Besides expressing how you wish to distribute everything you own, your will can name a guardian to take care of your children and an executor to administer your estate. A will is also a useful tool in describing all of your belongings so and assets, so none of them are lost or overlooked.

Proper drafting of the will is extremely important. Unclear or improper language in the will could result in will contests or even invalidation of the will. For the will to serve its purpose, provisions need to comply with the law and clearly designate property involved in the estate. It is important to have a lawyer who understands Georgia's ans Alabama's probate laws and who has in probate law.

Knowledgeable Wills, Probate And Estates Legal Representation

To learn more about the wills, probate and estates services we can provide for you, contact Murphy & Garner by calling 678-563-1584.