ESTATE PLANNING

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At, Hoffman & Associates, full service estate planning is our specialty.

Estate planning is a constantly evolving process for individuals.  At every age, a person must evaluate his or her net worth, family needs, and planning objectives to develop a sound and tax efficient approach for distribution of assets.  Failure to implement an effective estate plan is subjecting your assets and family to complex state law, which may or may not fit your individual needs.

Any effective estate plan begins with a foundation of the following documents:

  • A Will
  • A Financial Power of Attorney
  • A Healthcare Power of Attorney and/or A Living Will (As of July 1, 2007, the State of Georgia created a statutory form which encompasses both documents)

At Hoffman & Associates, we pride ourselves on personally tailoring all estate planning documents to avoid common pitfalls, such as probate, creditor issues, administrative and costs, family disputes, tax considerations, guardianship issues and more.

As a person’s net worth increases, more complex planning may be necessary to insure estate liquidity (the ability of the estate to pay expenses and/or taxes without forcing a sale of estate assets) and reduce tax exposures.  Hoffman & Associates is highly trained in this type of estate planning and strives to stay on the cutting edge of this rapidly changing field.  This planning may include life insurance trusts, family trusts, defective grantor trusts, family partnerships or family limited liability companies, and more.

If you have questions regarding estate planning or would like to schedule an appointment to speak with one of our estate planning attorneys, please call or email Hoffman & Associates today.

PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

Hoffman & Associates specializes in probate and estate administration matters. The death of a loved one is a difficult time, we assist our clients in organizing an estate correctly and guiding their way through the probate process, including the handling of other issues, such as will contests and the appointment of executors.

In the event that a conflict arises related to your estate planning matter, our attorneys have years of experience resolving disputes through mediation or litigation. We take a strategic approach to litigation that allows us to serve our clients’ best interests.  We have successfully handled estate litigation cases all the way through the Georgia Supreme Court.

Hoffman & Associates offers comprehensive legal counsel and representation to all of our clients throughout Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Ohio.

If you have questions regarding our probate and estate administration practice or would like to schedule an appointment to speak with one of our attorneys, please call or email Hoffman & Associates today.

OUR TEAM WILL ASSIST YOU IN ESTATE PLANNING, BUSINESS AND TAX NEEDS.

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