Norcross Will and Trust Attorneys
When unexpected events impact you and your loved ones, it is vitally important to have the proper legal documents in place. At Zimmerman & Associates, we provide the professional legal representation you need in these matters and have been serving people throughout Norcross and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. You can trust our Gwinnett County wills and trusts attorneys to provide the legal guidance you need to ensure your family’s assets and best interests are protected.
Estate planning documents protect you and your loved ones, regardless of what the future might hold. While a will is one of the most basic and important of these documents, it is something people often put off creating until it is too late. According to the American Association of Retired People (AARP), roughly 60 % of all Americans do not have a legally valid and updated will in place. This can prevent the people you love from inheriting from your estate, while also subjecting them to potentially lengthy and costly probate court proceedings.
At Zimmerman & Associates, our Gwinnett County wills and trusts attorneys can guide you in creating a document that achieves the following objectives:
Conveys your final wishes in terms of funeral or cremation planning;
Designates beneficiaries for any property and assets you possess;
Specifies a legal guardian to ensure children and disabled or elderly adults are provided for;
Ensures those who would otherwise not have inheritance rights, such as friends or favorite charities, are provided for in the way you would have wanted.
In addition to your will, we can also assist you in creating other important estate planning documents. These include naming a power of attorney to make decisions on behalf of your estate, along with a health care proxy and other advance directives to ensure any end-of-life issues are addressed.
As experienced Norcross wills and trusts attorneys, our top priority is protecting and preserving the assets you have worked hard to accumulate over the years. A trust is an important tool in this process, allowing you to achieve multiple objectives. In addition to preserving property and assets while bypassing proceedings in the Gwinnett County Probate Court, a trust can also be used to accomplish the following objectives:
Provide for future generations and dictate terms for distributions to heirs, such as providing money for graduations, weddings, or a down payment on a home;
Provide a monthly income for dependents;
Shield income and assets for the purpose of Medicaid planning, in the event you require a nursing home or other types of long term care.
Rather than leaving the future to chance, reach out and discuss your options with Zimmerman & Associates. Contact our Norcross wills and trusts attorneys today and request a consultation to find out how we can assist you.