Wills, Trusts and Probate Services
Sell & Melton LLP provides comprehensive legal representation for estate planning and probate clients. Our attorneys help families address complex and, oftentimes, emotional issues when planning for the future of their estate or during the probate process after the death of a loved one. We combine the benefits of attorneys with advanced taxation degrees and attorneys with extensive practical experience to provide solid planning in life and appropriate advocacy in probate.
Estate Planning Services Throughout Georgia
Our firm provides a wide range of estate planning services in order to fit the unique needs of each family. Many of our high-net-worth clients seek our representation to create sophisticated estate plans aimed at maximizing their wealth and avoiding excessive taxation. Our tax attorneys participate in the estate planning process to enable our clients to have tax-advantaged plans without cumbersome and unnecessary complications. Some people need direction when planning for the future of their assets at the time of their death. Others wish to establish medical directives or powers of attorney should there come a time when they are no longer able to make their own decisions. Regardless of the specific needs, our lawyers spend ample time learning about each client's estate, family and future wishes before creating a customized plan.
To address diverse client needs, our estate planning services include:
- Simple or complex wills
- Georgia advance directives (Living wills and durable powers of attorney)
- Testamentary trusts
- Living trusts (inter vivos trusts)
- Revocable living trusts
- Life insurance trusts
- Charitable trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Powers of attorney
- Planning for minor children
PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION SERVICES
After the death of a loved one, Sell & Melton LLP provides respectful legal services to help clients through the probate and estate administration process. Depending on client needs, our lawyers can be very involved in the administration or simply be available to offer counsel when needed. For complex estates, we provide administrative services to ensure debts and taxes are paid, accounts are closed and assets are properly distributed. We have seen a significant increase of contested matters in probate courts, including will caveats and contested claims for year's support. We aggressively protect our clients' rights in the probate process, while seeking to create or maintain an opportunity for goodwill between the disputants who are typically related to one another by blood or marriage. We are committed to helping our clients address their complex legal issues during this difficult time.
Our probate attorneys provide representation in numerous areas, including:
- Administration of the estate
- Probate court representation
- Service as estate executor or administrator
- Service as fiduciary
- Advise estate executors and administrators
- Probate litigation
- Will and trust contests (Caveats)
- Year's support for surviving spouse and/or minor children
WILLS, TRUSTS AND PROBATE LAW ATTORNEYS
Our lawyers are ready to help clients address a range of complex estate planning matters. Contact R. Chix Miller at (478) 464-5342, [email protected], to get started.