A Full-Service Firm That Emphasizes Service
The law office of Fred M. Kennedy, P.C., understands that proper estate planning is an important step toward protecting your wealth and your family’s future. Our attorney listens carefully to the needs and wishes of every client, and then provides honest advice and helpful recommendations to develop an estate plan best suited to achieve his or her goals.
Our Augusta estate-planning attorney, Fred M. Kennedy, has practiced law in Georgia for 40 years. During that time, he has advised many clients on the benefits of having a well-drafted and executable estate plan. This not only gives his clients peace of mind, knowing their wishes are clearly defined, but also prevents potential disputes among surviving family members or beneficiaries.
Your Estate Plan Spells Out Your Wishes
At the law office of Fred M. Kennedy, P.C., we can help you draft an estate plan that clearly lays out your wishes regarding:
- Medical directives
- Power of attorney
- Property distribution
- Post-death charitable contributions
- Naming executors or guardians for minor children
- Funeral or cremation instructions
Of course, your will can include any information that you would like to share with your loved ones after you are gone. Our firm can also help you modify an existing will if your circumstances or wishes have changed.
Finally, wills must go through a process called probate, which is the legal process of administering someone’s estate once he or she passes away. Fred M. Kennedy, P.C., has provided
estate administration services for many families who have recently lost a loved one and who need help taking an estate through the probate process.
Many people incorporate one or more trust instruments into their estate plan. Certain types of trusts actually avoid the probate process, which can offer significant tax benefits for your estate and surviving family members. Fred M. Kennedy, P.C., can help you create:
- Revocable trusts
- Irrevocable trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Charitable trusts
- Education trusts
In addition, if your home, cabin or other piece of land is important to you, you can ensure it remains in the family by placing it in a trust that will be administered according to your wishes for many years after you are gone.