Athens, Georgia Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law and Special Needs
We devote our entire practice to those legal areas most critical to the prosperity, well being, and stability of your family. Through comprehensive estate planning, we help you prepare for the future and ensure your loved ones enjoy the life you envision. As our clients age, we pay particular attention to the issues faced by seniors, including the financial liability posed by long-term care costs and (when necessary) planning for Medicaid coverage. We also help establish Special Needs Trusts to enhance the lives of your disabled loved ones and preserve their eligibility for public benefits. When the time comes to implement your plans, we guide your loved ones through every step of the way, including probate and trust administration.
– Gerald H.
– Craig G.
Why Clients Choose Us
We don't just focus on the technical aspects of the law. We provide support and guidance for our clients as they make their biggest plans and face their toughest situations. Clients choose us because of our values and our personal level of service.
We view every case as a real person who we have the opportunity to help, rather than just another number. Whether we can represent you, or just provide advice, we strive to bring clarity and peace of mind to everyone we work with.
Quality legal representation shouldn't cost a fortune, and we provide different representation options to fit all budgets. We also charge flat fees, whenever possible, so you will know the costs or our services before we even get started.
We've built our practice on providing the highest level of service to our clients. Everything we do is intended to meet your goals and exceed your expectations. This priority has made us one of the highest client-rated firms in the Athens area. Read our reviews.
From Our Blog
Unemployment among seniors is skyrocketing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Seniors who lose their jobs may be tempted to claim Social Security benefits early, but should they, given the resulting reduction in future benefits?
When can you expect your coronavirus relief payment and how much will it be? The answer to the first question has been changing on an almost daily basis, but finally seems to have come into focus. Here’s the latest word.
Staff members working in more than one facility has been identified as a main contributor to nursing homes’ vulnerability to COVID-19. But working at more than one facility is often a necessity for nurse aides who earn “near-poverty wages.”
Learn More About What We Do
Absolutely every adult, regardless of their age or wealth, needs to address their estate plan. We help guide you through the process of getting your plans in order, including exploring your options for avoiding probate (such as a Revocable Living Trust). Whichever options you choose, you need to start on your estate plan as soon as possible. Learn More →
Special Needs Trusts
Planning for your disabled loved ones requires the right tools. Special Needs Trusts provide a powerful planning option that can preserve your loved one’s eligibility for public benefits, provide a structure for their ongoing care, and also enhance their life in other ways. Special Needs Trusts can be incorporated into any type of estate plan. Learn More →
When loved ones pass away, one issue you have to address is the disposition of their property. This process can range from fairly straitforward to extremely difficult depending upon the plans your loved one made. You should always consult with a qualified probate attorney before taking any actions to administer a loved one’s estate. Learn More →
Our Planning Advantage
We don't just create your estate plans. We ensure your plans stay up-to-date and, when the time comes, get carried out smoothly. In order to accomplish these goals, we include free services that most other attorneys don't provide or (when they do) charge extra for. Learn more about our planning advantage→
Free Online Planning Portal
We provide you with an online portal where you can store your estate planning documents behind 256-bit bank-grade security. Feel free to store any other important documents in your portal (such as financial statements or insurance binders) because we give you unlimited storage. We also use this portal to introduce other helpful resources and communicate with you securely.
Free Estate Planning Reviews
When you experience major life changes you need to review your estate plan to make sure it continues to meet your objectives. You can always reach out to us and discuss the need for updating your plans without worrying about being charged. We’ll also contact you on an annual basis to see if you have any questions or concerns about your plans.
Free DocuBank Enrollment
In a medical emergency, if you’re unable to communicate with your healthcare providers they need to know immediately who has the authority to make decisions on your behalf. DocuBank makes this possible by storing your healthcare planning documents in its secure cloud where they can be accessed 24/7. We provide you with a one-year DocuBank enrollment at no charge, and you can continue your DocuBank subscription through our office at a significant discount.
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See What Our Clients Say
Brad kept us informed throughout the process so not once did we wonder what was happening.
Based on my own personal experience with Brad and this firm, I would whole-heartedly recommend them!
Went in to get a will and trust done. Very knowledgeable on the subject.
Each time I leave your office confident I know you have heard me and that you will be serving my best interests.
quickly and clearly answered all of the questions that we’ve had, and made our estate planning process much easier.