151 West Main Street
Canton, GA 30114

770-479-2020 | info@ballingerlaw.com

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Develop a Will with a Canton Estate Planning Attorney

Drafting a will saves your family time, money and aggravation

Having a will is important to ensuring your wishes are preserved after your death. Without one, the State of Georgia will make the decisions for you. At the Law Office of Eric A. Ballinger, we work with you to craft a will that details exactly what you want. It can include how you want your assets divided, appoint a guardian for your minor children or adult children with disabilities, how you want your remains to be handled and anything else you want to include. A will is binding and therefore leaves no cause for error. The benefits of a will include your ability to:

  • Leave everything to your spouse
  • Choose a guardian for your minor children
  • Select the trustees to care for your property on behalf of those who can't, such as minor or incapacitated children
  • Pick the executor of your estate who will execute the terms of your will
  • Have your executor sell and manage property without court approval
  • Give a portion or all of your estate to charity instead of your heirs

More than just a piece of paper, it is peace of mind

With a properly drafted and executed will, your family members will have no problem carrying out your wishes after you are gone. A proper will serves as a blueprint for dividing your assets and caring for family members. If you know what you want and how you want it, you should pay us a visit so we can get it down on paper. For a will to be legally binding in Georgia, the following requirements must be met:

  • You are at least 14 years of age
  • You have a decided and rational desire as to the disposition of your property
  • The will must be executed freely and voluntarily
  • The will must be in writing and signed by you
  • The will must be attested and signed in your presence by at least two competent witnesses

Everyone should have a will, no matter what the circumstances

Contact the Law Office of Eric A. Ballinger at 770-479-2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule a meeting to draft your will. You can also reach us through our contact us page.