Estate Planning & So Much More
Closely related to both estate planning and family law, your elder law professional in Atlanta can assist with any number of legal issues that impact aging adults and their friends and family members.
It’s true that our team handles estate planning for a large number of clients, but we are uniquely dedicated to helping care of the elderly. For Paul, it’s a very personal matter having gone through the process with his own family.
Get Your Family the Care and Respect They Deserve
Attorneys at The Law Office of Paul Black specializes in helping older clients plan for long-term care (including trust and wills), qualify for benefits including Veterans Aid & Attendance and nursing home Medicaid, handle retirement issues, and plan for the possibility of illness or incapacity. These services often tie into estate planning, as many of the issues listed can be handled in a document like a Will or Trust.
Part of being an estate planning attorney in Atlanta means working within the law to preserve assets through estate planning, minimize legal issues, and do everything they can to help senior citizens maintain their dignity and enjoy their later years. Paul Black is committed to educating seniors and their family members in Atlanta on elder law, estate planning, and special needs planning topics.
In fact, it is not just a business matter to Paul Black, it is personal. As the son of parents who is facing health challenges, he has experienced first-hand the importance of competent and determined legal assistance for elder law issues. He has seen what it is like to be a caregiver and knows what challenges they face as loved ones grow older.
Take the First Step Today, We are Here to Help!
Paul and his team are experienced estate planning professionals and so dedicated to protecting and supporting our older community members that they provide free presentations on key law topics such as End of Life Decision-Making in Georgia and Paying for Long-Term Care in Georgia, and they often speak to local groups in order to educate the public on these critical issues. You can depend on the estate planning experts at the Law Office of Paul Black to go the extra mile for you and your family.
Learn more about Incapacity Planning in this informational guide provided by The Law Office of Paul Black.
A Proven Probate Lawyer in Atlanta
Paul Black is a professional probate attorney Atlanta who handles uncontested cases in Georgia probate courts, including estate administration and guardianship/conservatorship matters. If you aren’t familiar with it, probate court is the part of the court system that handles distribution of assets, payments of debts, and other administrative items when someone passes away.
There are ways to avoid going to probate court by law (for example, by creating a living trust), and there are some assets (such as property owned in joint tenancy) that pass directly to a surviving loved one and do not enter the probate court process. However, many estates are transferred to probate court so that a probate law judge can validate the decedent’s will and ensure all relevant parties are aware of the death. This is why clear estate planning documents that meet the law’s requirements are vital. Then, an executor who is typically assigned by the decedent oversees the distribution of assets and property and makes sure that any creditors are paid.
Be Prepared for Life’s Next Steps
When a loved one passes away, there is enough for the family to deal with without them having to take on court proceedings as well. An experienced probate law attorney Atlanta can handle the estate administration process including filing petitions to the court, notifying heirs, and assisting with estate appraisals and asset management.
Learn more about the Georgia Probate Court process or Dekalb County Probate Court in these informational guides provided by the professionals at The Law Firm of Paul Black.