Estate Planning & Home Loan Attorney Services

Estate Planning

Home Loan Attorney & Estate Planning in Warner Robins, Georgia, and Dublin, Georgia

 

Your estate is made up of everything you own -- your car, home, other real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, and personal possessions.  Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging, during a person's life, for the management and disposal of that person's estate during the person's life and after death.  

At the Darley Law Firmwe can assist you to determine the best plan for you and your family, incorporate strategies and documents that address specific concerns such as providing more protection from creditors, reducing taxes, or managing eligibility for government benefits. 

Some Elements Involved in Estate Planning:

  • Will: a legal document that expresses a person's wishes as to how their property is to be distributed at death

  • Power of Attorney: Power of Attorney is the authority to act for another person in specified or all legal or financial matter

  • Advanced Directive: Advanced directive is a written statement of a person's wishes regarding medical treatment, made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to a doctor. 

​Estate planning is recommended for all ages, no matter the amount of property and wealth you own. Home loan attorney can advise strategies for estate planning in Warner Robins, GA, and Dublin, GA that work best for you and your family. 

 

Wills

Wills & Probate Attorney for Warner Robins, Georiga

 

A will or testament is a legal document by which a person, the testator, expresses their wishes as to how their property is to be distributed at death, and names one or more persons, the executor, to manage the estate until its final distribution. 

As a wills and probate attorney, Jacob Darley can help you create the will, update the will, and ensure that it remains in line with the specific requirements.  Wills are subject to core requirements in order to be valid. 

Requirements of a Will:

  • Legal Age: The testator must be a minimum of 14 years old 

  • Testamentary Intent: You must clearly express your intention to make a particular document function as your will. 

  • Testamentary Capacity: The testator must be of "sound mind" and memory to create a valid will. 

  • Signature: You must sign your will.  The signature is your attestation that this is your will and that you agree with its contents. 

  • Witnesses: At least two adult witnesses must sign the will in your presence. 

Everyone should have a will.  Whether you and your spouse have young children and want to ensure their protection in the event of your untimely  death or you ware entering a second marriage and have blended family concerns to consider, it is important that you make your wishes known.  By planning for the future, you can designate who receives your assets and avoid future problems or misunderstandings in your family.  At the Darley Law Firm, we can help you prepare your will and ensure that your will meets the core requirements.  Our Wills and Probate attorney will meet with you individually, and together we will discuss your options and consider the best path to help you reach your goals.