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Turkessa , filed my bankruptcy in Georgia. I guess it took the amount of time it should have. About three or four months She was on time and the work was well done. She gave me directions to the court house because it was out of town.

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Elder Law Firm offers expertise in estate planning, wills, trusts, probate and estate administration, guardianships, business planning, mortgage refinancing and purchase closings as well as Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies and/or debt relief. Drawing on over 20 years of legal practice, Elder Law Firm brings to bear unparalleled knowledge and experience that serve our business and real estate clients, estate planning clients, and bankruptcy clients with care, compassion and dedication. Following are our rates: * Simple wills and powers of attorney: $475 for couple or $275 for single * Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: $1,700 * Chapter 13 Bankruptcy: $400 and up We are serving the Kennesaw, Acworth, Dallas, and Marietta areas.

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Steve Worrall is the senior estate planning, probate and adoption attorney at The Manely Firm, P.C., with offices in Marietta, Atlanta, Canton, Lawrenceville and Savannah. He is an experienced wills, trusts and estate planning attorney, probate lawyer and adoption attorney in Marietta, Georgia. He concentrates his practice in all areas of estate planning including wills, trusts, probate, special needs planning and guardianship, adoption and other areas of family law, including prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements and collaborative divorce law.

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My specialties include: * estate planning * estate administration * probate * conservatorship and guardianship * small business: - preparation of wills - trusts - powers of attorney - health care directives - small business registration - bylaws - operating agreements and related services

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Meyring Law Firm’s practice areas are as follows: * Comprehensive Trusts and Estates: probate of estates, drafting of wills, trusts, probate litigation, incapacity issues, life transitions, legacy preservation and wealth transfers * Civil Litigation Practice: business claims and defenses, injury and accident claims, wrongful death, collections litigation, land disputes, will contests, criminal defenses, traffic tickets and infractions, and DUIs * Business Startups and Support: partnership agreements, contract draftings, legal review of agreements and leases, drafting and execution of deeds for realty transfer, and landlord-tenant issues

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As a sandwich generation kid himself (caring for both children and aging parents), Marietta Georgia Estate Planning Elder Law & Probate Attorney Steve (Stephen M.) Worrall KNOWS the struggles you are facing as you raise children, balance the demands of your job, and take care of your aging parents, too! Steve is an experienced wills, trusts and estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, probate lawyer and adoption attorney at Georgia Estate Plan: Worrall Law LLC, based in Marietta, Georgia, but he serves clients throughout the State. He concentrates his practice in all areas of estate planning including wills, trusts, probate, special needs planning and guardianship, and adoption. Steve is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), ElderCounsel, WealthCounsel, the Cobb County Bar Association Elder and Disability Law Section, and the State Bar of Georgia Elder and Fiduciary Law Sections. As an attorney, Steve has been distinguished by Atlanta Magazine and Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyer as a Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Marietta, GA. He has also received the prestigious AV Preeminent ranking by Martindale-Hubbell for over 15 years and he has received a 10 out 10 rating by AVVO. Steve is an Atlanta native and has lived in Cobb County all of his life. He graduated with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1983. He practiced in the Buckhead area of Atlanta from 1983 until 1995, when he opened his own practice in his hometown suburb in Marietta, near the Square. He moved his office to East Cobb in 2016. He is married and is a dad to three children. He is involved in his community in local business groups, including Kiwanis Club of Mountain View Professionals, and local theater and arts organizations, including CenterStage North Theater, and he serves on the Board of Directors of CCAI Adoption Services.

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We specialize in asset protection, corporate formation and estate planning. In short, we work to shield your assets from lawsuits to maximize your privacy, to minimize your tax burden and to avoid probate. Whether or not you have a significant net worth, the use of trusts, corporations, limited liability companies and other entities can protect your assets. We also do wills and simple estate planning for the average family. With proper planning, you can leave your heirs with all that you intended without the government taking a 47% estate tax bite or putting your family through the sometimes painful and expensive process of probate. My firm can provide a much easier transfer of a greater share of your assets to those you designate, while at the same time providing immediate deterrents and barriers to lawsuits today. Visit our web site. It provides information on the range of legal assistance we offer. I invite you to look it over particularly the "What We Do For You" page, where you can get information on a variety of entities that can help you protect your assets from lawsuits and pass more to your heirs at death. Then call me for a free consultation. Wealth Preservation Solutions, LLC

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What kind of lawyer does wills?

No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

  • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
  • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
  • Have an ownership stake in a business
  • Expect someone to contest your will
  • Want to disinherit your spouse

How do you find a good lawyer for wills?

Estate planning is an important part of financial planning, so it’s important to find the right attorney to prepare your will. Although most family attorneys can put together a basic will, you may want one who specializes in wills and estate planning, especially if you have a lot of assets or a dependent to take care of. You may need an attorney who has expertise in planning and executing trusts and a background in taxes. Ask how the attorney charges; some charge by the hour, others have a set fee for writing wills, and some charge a percentage of the total value of the estate. Make a list of several potential wills attorneys to interview. Make sure you make a strong personal connection with your attorney — you need to be comfortable telling him or her personal, confidential information about your life, and you need to feel that the attorney is committed to solving any problems that may arise while writing your will. Also find out how long the attorney has practiced estate law and whether he or she has handled wills similar to yours.

How much does it cost to have a living will?

Either a family attorney or an estate, or wills, attorney can help you prepare a living will, either as part of your general estate planning or as an individual document. The cost typically ranges from $250 to $500, depending on your attorney’s fees; some charge by the hour, while others have a flat rate for writing a living will. Some states require living wills to be notarized, which adds an average of $5 to $15. In a living will — also called an advanced healthcare directive — you specify whether you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill or lapse into a persistent vegetative state. You can also answer other important questions in a living will like your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration and pain medication in situations when you cannot communicate your wishes on your own.

How much should an estate plan cost?

The cost of an estate plan depends largely on the number of parts it includes and the complexity of the documents. The most basic estate plan is simply a will, but it may also include designating power of attorney or a health care proxy to another person, writing a living will, or making a HIPAA authorization. The average national cost to make an estate plan ranges from $350 to $900, but can cost much more in complicated situations. For example, an estate attorney may charge only $900 to prepare a basic will providing outright distribution — meaning that property and assets are distributed upon death. Writing a more complicated will and holding assets in trusts can cost $3,000, or more. The process of creating an estate plan generally takes two to four weeks, starting with the initial consultation with the wills attorney to identify areas of concern in order to design an estate plan that fits your goals and budget. Once an estate plan is written, the attorney meets with the clients, a notary, and two neutral witnesses to review and sign the plan and associated documents.

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