Oren understood what I needed and how to accomplish my goals. Attention to detail was a priority and he went above and beyond.
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Atlanta Estate Planning Lawyers Helping Clients Preserve Their Assets and Leave a Legacy
Estate planning is not something reserved only for the very wealthy. This is a common misconception among many people—they believe they need to have a hefty portfolio of assets, money, and real estate before making any plans for the future. The truth is estate planning is an important tool for everyone—from a young couple that has just started a family to the senior citizen who is ready to retire.
Most people think of estate planning as something that is needed after they die, but a good estate plan can also be useful while you are still living because it can protect your interests in case of incapacitation, say from a car accident. Oren Ross & Associates takes pride in offering estate planning services in a professional and highly customized manner, so you can be confident that your loved ones will be taken care of, regardless of what tomorrow may bring.
Client Success Stories
We Highly Recommend Oren To Anyone Who Is Considering Planning For Their Estate And Making It Easy On Their Heirs In Dealing With Asset Distribution After Their Death
From wills to living trusts and anything in-between, you can count on our firm for legal services and advice to preserve your assets for future generations by creating a customized estate plan that is right for your needs.
Don’t let the prospect of having to go through probate overwhelm you. When your loved one’s estate needs to be probated, you can count on us to represent you every step of the way, so you can focus on what matters.
When you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and you believe someone else may be at fault, you need tough and assertive legal representation that will help you fight for compensation. We can help you with every aspect of your personal injury case so you can make them pay.
Can Estate Planning Help Me as I Get Older?
The short answer is ‘yes.’ A complete estate plan also includes documents that express your wishes and preferences for what should happen in case you become incapacitated due to a sudden illness, accident, or disability, or as a result of getting older and developing chronic conditions such as Alzheimer. Documents, such as a living will and a power of attorney, play a key role in helping your family make decisions regarding the type of medical care you receive and who becomes responsible for handling your finances and speaking on your behalf if and when you are unable to do so.
The lack of a plan for long-term or end-of-life care can be a threat to the integrity of your estate. Medicaid bills may leave your heirs with little to no inheritance to receive. Our attorneys can help you analyze your situation and understand which documents and strategies may be best for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should My Estate Plan Include?
A complete estate plan should include documents that determine what should happen both while you are still living and after you pass away. A living will, power of attorney, and last will are some examples of basic documents you need. You may also choose to add a living trust to your plans.
How Can I Avoid Probate in Georgia?
By either setting up a living trust or by making sure you have assets with a named beneficiary or co-owner are two ways to avoid probate. Both these options have advantages and disadvantages, so it is best to consult an estate planning attorney to see what can work best for you.
What is the Difference Between a Will and a Trust?
A will is a legal document that outlines your wishes for how your assets are to be divided after you die, and it names a guardian for any minor children you may have. A trust is a legal entity created to serve as a container for your assets while you are still living and has instructions on how those assets should be passed on after you die.
How Long Do You Have to Settle an Estate in Georgia?
On average, you have 12 to 18 months to settle an estate in Georgia. Keep in mind that it might take six weeks to three months to find and appoint an executor for the estate, another four months (or more) to go through the estate administration process, and up to three months to distribute and close the estate.
Can I Do My Own Estate Planning?
Many online, DIY estate planning tools promise to help you create wills and living wills, but they offer cookie-cutter solutions that may not work for you when you need it most. While you are not required to retain an attorney to do your estate planning, it is highly recommended you do so.
How Can an Estate Planning Attorney Help Me?
By hiring an estate planning attorney, you can feel less overwhelmed and more confident knowing exactly what you need in terms of estate planning tools and strategies and can enjoy life fully without worrying about what may happen to your loved ones in case you are no longer here for them. There is no need to figure it all out yourself when you can count on the knowledge and skills of the legal team at Oren Ross & Associates to guide you along the way.
We offer two convenient locations to make it easy for you to get the legal help you need. Our Roswell office is located 20 miles north of Atlanta, with easy access from US-19 and Turner McDonald Parkway. The office is just 8 minutes from Big Creek Park and 11 minutes from Roswell High School. You can also visit us at our Atlanta location in the heart of Cumberland, accessible from I-75 and only 6 minutes from Jonquil Park and 30 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL).
Whether you are looking to plan for the future, need probate representation, or are dealing with personal injury, you can count on Oren Ross & Associates for the legal services to assist you at every stage. Contact us at (678) 250-4281 to speak to our Roswell office or (404) 436-1752 for our Atlanta location.