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Addressing one’s options for asset distribution

On Behalf of | Feb 25, 2023 | Estate planning |

While there may be many individuals who wish to distribute assets and wealth to loved ones after they pass on, they might not always have the same ideas on how best to approach such a process. In some cases, individuals in Georgia may also have questions about what types of asset distribution strategies are available and the possible pros and cons of each in turn. Evaluating one’s available estate planning options may be integral to making informed choices and creating a strategy that focuses on preserving the interests and needs of loved ones. 

Examples of strategies 

There may be various types of strategies for distributing assets and wealth to loved ones. In some cases, one might consider distributing assets outright but there might be some potential downsides to a similar arrangement. For instance, the outright distribution might not provide the same level of asset protection as other alternatives and sometimes those who receive wealth upfront might not be fully prepared to properly manage such responsibilities. 

Another option could involve distributing assets over time by placing assets in a trust. One may have the option to create trust terms to distribute wealth in stages, whether in set increments or after certain milestones in life are achieved. In some cases, one may also wonder if distributing some assets upfront and placing others in a trust might be a viable path. 

Seeking guidance 

When it comes to estate planning topics such as asset distribution, the best available path may vary in each situation. Those who wish to seek guidance in preparing to make informed choices about their available options could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney prior to choosing a path. An attorney can assist a client in Georgia in addressing all the available options and help create a plan that best aligns with the future interests of his or her loved ones.