Sound Estate Planning Solutions

A well-crafted estate plan can give you financial security and peace of mind, protect the assets you've worked so hard for and give your loved ones so much more.

At Hodges Law Firm, LLC, we take a proactive approach and focus on helping clients throughout the Atlanta area plan ahead, which is almost always the easier and more cost-effective strategy in the long run. Drawing from more than 30 years of experience handling complex estate issues, estate planning lawyer Russell Hodges and our team are prepared to help you achieve your legal and financial goals. Russell has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available.

The Tools To Make It Happen

Without a sound estate plan in place, your loved ones may be subject to unnecessary state and federal tax burdens when your estate is administered. A skilled estate planning attorney can help you choose the estate planning vehicles that protect your wealth, including wills and various types of revocable and irrevocable trusts. These legal tools can help you avoid probate, allowing you to maximize the amount of property and assets you can leave to your loved ones.

Estate planning can also allow you to provide written instructions over how you want your finances and health care handled if you should become incapacitated. Our firm can help you create living wills and durable powers of attorney for health care and financial matters so that your loved ones don't have to make incredibly difficult and personal decisions without your guidance. We can also draw up documents that protect your heirs from creditors, former spouses and even their own selves.

Whatever your needs, you can rest assured that we will handle them with the utmost care and attention to detail. We have extensive experience handling smaller estates as well as complex, high-asset estates for clients throughout Georgia.

Domestic Partnership Estate Plans

Estate planning is particularly important for people in domestic partnerships, as they are not afforded the protections offered by marriage. For example, establishing a medical power of attorney as part of an advance health care directive will make sure that your partner has a say in your health care decisions if or when you cannot make these decisions for yourself.

Because a domestic partner will not automatically receive a share of your estate, creating a sound estate plan is an excellent way to make sure he or she is taken care of after you've passed.

Our law firm has experience in the complex area of estate planning with IRAs and other retirement plans. We help ensure clients and their beneficiaries are protected by employing tax reduction techniques.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

We're here to help you explore your options and offer a full range of high-quality estate planning services to people in Forsyth County, Dawson County, Lumpkin County and areas all along the 400 corridor north of the perimeter.

To schedule a free consultation at our Cumming, Georgia, offices, contact us online or call us directly at 404-824-4225.

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*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.