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Trusts Lawyer in Duluth, GA

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undefinedTrusts are an important, yet often overlooked, part of your future financial planning. Whether you are a new parent, are approaching or already in retirement, or are simply interested in protecting your assets, it’s a good idea to spend some time thinking about your family’s future, and how you will secure your estate in the long-term.

There are many different kinds of trusts, and before you move into the next major stage of your life, it is worth consulting an estate planning lawyer in Duluth, GA to find out if establishing a trust is right for you.

At The Smith Willis Firm, we have over 12 years of experience and are available to answer any questions you may have about trusts or other estate planning concerns.

The Benefits of Establishing a Trust

In Georgia there are many different kinds of trusts you can establish, and while they all function differently, they are all designed to protect your assets, such as your home, finances, and property. Trusts are also designed to benefit you and your beneficiaries in the event you are incapacitated or pass away, often helping families avoid lengthy probate processes as well as providing for medical care and funeral expenses. When you call our Duluth estate planning attorney, you will receive an in-person consultation, at which we will discuss your personal situation, and help you decide which trust is best for you.

Common types of trusts include:

  • Living Trusts: This type of trust is created while you are alive, and you are named the trustee. These trusts are designed to secure your assets and help your family avoid drawn-out, expensive probate processes.
  • Revocable Trusts: With a revocable trust, you maintain ownership and control of your property and assets, and are able to make changes to the terms.
  • Irrevocable Trusts: These trusts involve giving ownership and control over to your trustee/s.
  • Gun Trusts: These can ensure that your firearms get passed down to beneficiaries without the hassle of the probate process. Furthermore, if you become incapacitated, your guns could still be held in the trust by co-trustees instead of getting confiscated, ensuring your guns are maintained in the trust to later be passed down.
  • Supplemental or Special Needs Trusts: This type of trust helps you provide for elderly or disabled family members, while also ensuring that they don’t become disqualified from receiving governmental or other benefits.
  • Educational Trusts: This type of trust is created to assist a student with educational expenses, such as tuition, books, and other school-related supplies.

Finding the Right Duluth Estate Planning Lawyer

Many people feel uncomfortable talking about wills and trusts, but it’s never a good idea to leave your assets unsecured, especially if you have dependent family members. At The Smith Willis Firm, we believe that a personal relationship is vital to the attorney-client relationship. We will work with you personally and provide you with the guidance you need to make legal decisions about your estate with confidence. In addition to trusts, our estate planning attorney will also be able to answer any questions you may have, including those about wills and guardianship.

For a consultation, call our trust attorney in Duluth today at (770) 766-5811.

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