Divorce and Family Law
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Each case is different, but we can share what clients typically struggle with when they make their initial calls to us:
The financial aspect of family law matters can be terrifying because it has been historically known as a black hole of billing with retainers and hourly charges for things like emails and texts. Peel back further uncertainty by Estimating Your Legal Fees.
While other firms might tell you “there is no way to predict the total cost of a divorce,” we can tell you with certainty that those smoke and mirrors will not be a part of your care at Edwards Family Law. We provide value with a high degree of peace of mind through conscientious costs for our care. Learn more about our Flat Fee Family Law and Estate Planning Services.
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Highly Recommend!!! Regina and her team provide an incredibly smooth client-experience where you know exactly what is expected of you, and what they are going to do for you. Their communication policy is odd at first, but results in excellent communication, they have tremendous knowledge of the law, and do what they say the will do.
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The pandemic also taught us that life is painfully short and death is indiscriminate. Avoiding the conversation doesn’t make that any less real. It’s best to talk with an estate planning attorney while you still can.
In Georgia, men die at a much higher rate than women, so they should be part of this conversation. The spouses of these men should also encourage frank dialogue. That kind of open, honest talk is even more critical when children are involved. Failing to make an estate plan may be to the detriment of your loved ones.
Suppose you are married in Georgia and pass away without making a will. In that case, your spouse will inherit everything, depending on whether you have surviving successors, such as children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren.
If you don’t create a will or estate plan, your spouse will receive your entire estate. If you do, your heirs will receive an equal share of your estate, except that your spouse’s share cannot be less than one-third.
The question is, “Who is considered your child?”
Georgia must legally consider children to be your children for them to inherit from you under the laws of intestacy. That distinction can create complex issues for many families because it’s not as clear and straightforward a distinction as you might think. Step-children, children out of wedlock, and adopted children are explicitly treated under intestacy laws.
A trusted estate planning lawyer or family law attorney can help you ensure your minor children are cared for in your absence and can help you handle the financial planning, business planning, and legal documents that come with putting together estate plans.
You may have specific wishes for your assets. And why wouldn’t you? You worked hard for them and want them to benefit the right people. Intestacy doesn’t recognize that long-time friend who cared for you when you were ill or that charity to which you routinely donate. Make sure they aren’t left out by having this in writing.
At one point, Georgia averaged 16 deaths per day, so a sudden, unexpected passing is not outside the realm of possibility. Come in and talk with us about your options to find out which assets don’t need to be put in a will.