The last thing you probably want when you are gone is for your family to have arguments over assets in your trust. Unfortunately, many families argue and have disagreements over their loved one’s assets. In fact, many siblings have gone to court to settle an estate. In order for this not to happen to your family when you pass away, you need to have a clear, comprehensive estate plan that spells out your wishes.
When provisions or key components are missing, or if specific needs are not addressed, there is more room for family disagreements to take place. Conversely, when a Georgia estate plan is carefully crafted, there is little room for family disputes. As Peachtree City estate planning attorneys, we spend a lot of time helping our clients make sure their plans are thorough so that family harmony is achieved.
In order to minimize family conflict, your estate plan should:
- Address your precise needs
- Be planned out meticulously
- Preserve your values
- Limit liability
- Be detailed
When your estate plan meets these aforementioned goals, your heirs will appreciate the thought, detail, planning, and effort that went into your estate plan. You can find comfort knowing that your plans will make their life easier when you are gone. Don’t wait until it’s too late; your intentions need to be legally documented. Without the correct paperwork, good intentions mean nothing.
For help making sure your intentions are reflected and to ensure family agreement when you are gone, call the Shane Smith Law for a free consultation today at (770) 487-8999 for all your Georgia estate planning needs.