Wills and Trusts
Everyone should have a will. Your will is a legal document that states how you wish your property be distributed when you die. Although you do not have to have an attorney prepare your will, it is a good idea. The attorneys at Daniels & Taylor, P.C., will advise you to make sure that your will complies with the laws of the state of Georgia and accurately reflects your intentions.
Requirements of a Valid Will in Georgia
* You must be 18 years old.
* You must be of sound mind, or mentally competent.
* You must clearly state that the document is in fact your will.
* You must sign your will and it must be witnessed by at least two (2) adult witnesses and a notary public.
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Updating Your Will After A Divorce
You should update or redraft your will for many reasons besides the obvious reason that you changed your mind about some items in your will. If you marry, divorce, give birth to a child, or adopt a child, or if a beneficiary or executor of your will dies, you should update your will. Some of the circumstances, such as divorce, make your will invalid in Georgia.
If you die and do not have a will, your property will be distributed according to the laws of the state where the property is located. You and your family have no control over "who gets what."
From our office in Lawrenceville, our lawyers represent clients in communities throughout Gwinnett County and Walton County, Georgia. Call us at 770-604-1380 or contact us by email to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced Lawrenceville wills attorneys today.