Estate planning is the preparation of tasks that serve to manage an individual's assets in the event of their incapacitation or death. Specifically, estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will be in charge of their estate, who will benefit from their estate, and to what extent. Estate planning also ensures that the estate will not be destroyed by taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death. Moody & Associates has the expertise to handle the administration of estates of all forms and sizes.
Moody & Associates has the expertise to handle the administration of estates of all manners. We work with our clients to ensure their wishes are stated clearly in their Last Will and Testament or Trust, and any other Estate Planning documents necessary to secure the legacy of the client. To learn more about our estate planning services, CLICK HERE.
Asset protection is a set of legal techniques and a body of statutory and common law dealing with protecting assets of individuals and business entities from civil money judgments. The goal of asset protection planning is to insulate assets from claims of creditors without perjury or tax evasion.
It is important to secure your assets BEFORE a potential claim or liability occurs. We want to help you prepare for uncertainty and keep your hard-earned wealth safe. To learn more about asset protection, CLICK HERE.
At our law firm, we specialize in various types of trusts to meet your estate planning needs. Our expertise extends to a wide range of trust options that can help you protect your assets and ensure your wishes are carried out. Whether you're concerned about the well-being of your beloved pets through pet trusts, providing for the financial security of loved ones with special needs trusts, safeguarding your assets through asset protection trusts, or planning for long-term care Medicaid qualification with qualified income trusts, we have you covered.
Additionally, our services encompass death tax avoidance trusts, gun trusts, blended family trusts, trusts for addiction struggles, trusts for minors, education incentive trusts, and revocable and irrevocable living trusts. These are just a few examples of the trusts we offer; our experienced attorneys will work closely with you to determine the most suitable trust arrangement based on your unique circumstances.
A Probate is the official validation of a Will. Probates occur both with and without a Will. A Probate is usually only required if the decedent owned assets in their name alone, however, if you are unsure and have questions about whether the probate process is necessary in your situation, you should contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.
Even if a probate is not required, you should speak with an attorney to ensure there are not additional steps that need to be taken. Moody & Associates is experienced in all Probate Matters, including Contested Estates. Whether you are Executor of the Will or Administrator of the Estate, rest assured that the Moody & Associates Law team will make the probating process as smooth as possible for you and your loved ones. To learn more about probate matters, CLICK HERE.
A guardianship is a legal relationship created when a person or institution is assigned by the court to take care of minor children or incompetent adults. There are several different types of guardianships, including emergency guardianships, temporary guardianships, and plenary guardianships.
Our firm has submitted a multitude of petitions to the court for guardianships, including emergency guardianships. We take the utmost care in ensuring that you and your loved ones affairs are all in order. To learn more about Georgia guardianships, CLICK HERE.
Forming a legally operating business can be a complex and lengthy process. It can include, to name a few steps, choosing the type of entity your business will be, registering with the Secretary of State, obtaining an EIN, maintaining a registered agent and registered office in the state of Georgia, and having a legally binding operating agreement.
We know that creating your business, while exciting, can be stressful. Moody & Associates is here to assist you in the legalese of business formation so you can focus on making your new business exactly as you dream. To hear more about business formation, CLICK HERE.