South Georgia Estate Planning Attorney

Personalized plans to protect your belongings, your family, and yourself from future crises.

We help you plan and prepare for life’s curveballs while providing peace of mind for a lifetime.  

What if the unexpected happened?

Everyone has an estate, including you.

Bank accounts, cars, homes, family heirlooms…these are all included in your estate.

But what happens if you die unexpectedly without a plan?

If you don’t make a plan for your belongings, the state of Georgia will use its default plan. That means a judge who doesn’t know you (or your family) will decide who gets your estate.

Are you okay with that?

A well-designed estate plan can avoid that and give your family peace of mind.

Contact us at (229) 207-0850 or click here to get started today.

What do I need in my estate plan?

An estate plan is like a Swiss army knife: Many tools with different functions, all in one place.

Here are some common tools that folks like to have in their estate plan:

Will

Picture your will as a roadmap, guiding your belongings after your journey ends.
It directs who gets what, from your prized book collection to the family heirlooms. If you have minor children, this is where you choose their guardian.

Trust

A trust is like a treasure chest.
Put everything you own into that treasure chest, and it’s protected from creditors, probate court, lawsuits, Medicaid recovery, and unwelcome family members.

Beneficiary Designations

Like a VIP pass for your assets including retirement savings, life insurance, or bank accounts. This allows your accounts to head straight to your loved ones after you're gone.

Medical Power of Attorney

Imagine you’re in a coma or have a stroke. Who will make the medical choices for you while you’re under? This document gives you control over who can (or can’t).

Financial Power of Attorney

Just like the Medical Power of Attorney, for financial decisions. This document gives you control over who can make your financial choices for you when you can’t.

Advance Directive for Health Care

This empowers you to express your preferences regarding medical treatment. It also allows you to appoint a trusted individual to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you're unable to.

Elder Law & Medicaid Planning

As advocates for older adults, we understand the distinct legal challenges you face.

Our dedicated team is well-versed in long-term care and Medicaid planning. We're here to provide comprehensive solutions to safeguard your nest egg, your rights, and your well-being.

Special Needs Trusts

For loved ones with disabilities or special needs, a Special Needs Trust is like a safety net.

It shields their eligibility for crucial government benefits while providing supplemental support for their unique requirements and enhancing their quality of life.

How to design your plan

At Hamilton Trust, Estate & Elder Law, the very first step to designing your plan is us listening to you. 

We will ask you a lot of questions about your goals and needs, so we can make a plan that’s just right for you.

Here are some of the questions we will ask you:

During our time together, we will talk through different solutions, as well as pricing. At the end of our time together, you will be able to make an informed decision about your planning options.

Contact us at (229) 207-0850 or click here to get started today.

We listen and learn from you.

How do I keep my money in the family and avoid losing it to the government?

We get that question a lot, and it’s one that we love to answer.

We know how much your family means to you. You worked hard all of your life to bless them with what you’ve made, and you want to ensure it stays with the family.

But if you don’t make a plan, your children’s inheritance could go to people you don’t want it to.

If you’re on this page, you’re probably wondering:

Imagine how much relief you’ll feel once you know your belongings and family are safe and protected. 

Let’s create a plan together that will do that for you!

Contact us at (229) 207-0850 or click here to get started today.

We can protect you and your family every step of the way with estate planning

Estate planning isn’t just about safeguarding your belongings.

It’s about so much more.

It’s about protecting you while you’re alive and ensuring the well-being of your family long after you’re gone.

Here’s how:

Shielding you during your lifetime

Estate planning empowers you to make crucial medical and financial decisions, even if you can't communicate due to a severe stroke or other incapacitating conditions.

Protects their inheritance

Do you have an adult child who’s not good with money? Or maybe you have minors? An estate plan will protect their inheritance from bad choices.

Avoids probate

Because nobody likes being stuck in court right after a loved one has died. An estate plan allows your family to grieve instead of dealing with the court system.

Protects you from long-term care costs

Need long-term or nursing home care soon? An estate plan helps you afford the help you deserve without losing your house to costly care.

Please don’t wait until it’s too late.

Because your family (and you!) deserves a future without all the mess and stress.

We know you love them. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be here.

Let us help you provide peace of mind and protection from what lack of planning brings. 

We want to be your partner for a lifetime. 

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