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Jen Haskins Law Estate Planning

Macon Estate Planning Attorney

Client-Focused Legal Support to Help You Build a Thorough Estate Plan

Jen Haskins Law provides estate planning services that take into account your individual circumstances, goals, and desires. The firm’s services include legal assistance on:

  • Simple and Complex Wills
  • Miller Trusts
  • Living and Testamentary Trusts
  • Revocable Trusts and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Credit Shelter Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care ("Living Will")

A typical will package includes a will, a financial power of attorney, and an advance directive for healthcare. Attorney Jennifer Moore can also help you develop a comprehensive estate plan that covers additional matters like: 

  • Retirement planning
  • Creditor protection
  • Appropriate tax planning
  • Business succession planning

Working with an experienced estate planning lawyer can help to make sure that your estate will pass to the intended beneficiaries while balancing the risk of litigation and court scrutiny. Whether you are looking to start fresh on an estate plan or are not satisfied with your current estate plan, Jennifer Moore is here to help.

Schedule an initial consultation to get started on your estate plan in Houston and Jones Counties and Central Georgia.

Wills and Trusts

Two important estate planning tools you will want to create are a will and a trust. A will allows you to specify your wishes for how your estate will be distributed after you pass. In a will, you should name an “executor,” or a trusted representative, who will be responsible for ensuring that the terms of the will are carried out accordingly. Your will may address:

  • All your assets (e.g., real estate, personal property) and how you wish to distribute them
  • The individuals or organizations who will inherit your assets
  • The individuals or close relatives you wish to exclude from your will
  • A legal guardian for any minor children

A valid will must be signed by two witnesses who are not beneficiaries to the document. 

Similar to wills, trusts also look after the property you leave behind. One of the most common types of trusts is the living trust, which transfers ownership of some or most of your assets into a trust, where you will maintain control of them during your life until they pass directly to the named beneficiaries after you pass. 

When you create a living trust, you can choose the assets you want to place in the trust (IRAs, 401(k)s, and Keough plans are not eligible to be placed in a revocable living trust in Georgia). A living trust that is “revocable” is one that can be altered or canceled at any time and becomes permanent after your death. An “irrevocable trust” can never be altered after it has been signed. 

Everyone needs a will, and it is a good idea to have a trust alongside a will that can more thoroughly safeguard your assets. Nonetheless, a will is the most basic estate planning tool you will need that can cover a complete range of end-of-life matters.

Financial Power of Attorney

Another important estate planning tool is the power of attorney. A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document that allows a named individual (“agent”) to make decisions for you (“principal”) based on wishes you’ve specified in the document.  Financial POA allows the agent to handle your financial matters as you’ve requested

Jen Haskins Law provides comprehensive estate planning services to clients throughout Macon, GA. Jennifer Moore can help you settle all your estate planning concerns, from building a will to establishing a power of attorney. At Jen Haskins Law, you can get all the benefits of personalized attention from a small, client-focused firm and all-in-one services.

Schedule an initial consultation with Jennifer Moore today to discuss your estate planning options today.

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Jennifer N. Moore

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An award-winning attorney, Jennifer is a 1997 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Georgia College & State University, and a 2000 graduate of Mercer Law School. Jennifer also participated in the Nation's first Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Drafting program at Mercer Law School.

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