A Secure Future For You And Your Family

The fact is, you only have one estate plan. You need to get it right.

The stakes are high—your estate plan directs how your health care and property will be handled, and how you intend to protect and provide for your spouse and loved ones. Your plan should reflect your values and help safeguard your life's work.

At Emert Law Firm, LLC, the basic elements of a foundational estate plan are:

  • Wills
  • Advance directives for health care
  • Financial powers of attorney
  • Trusts, as needed for your situation

A well-designed plan will often include an additional focus on asset protection planning, tax planning, special needs trusts, divorce/remarriage/blended family issues, IRAs/401(k)s/retirement plan protection strategies and other matters.

An estate plan is not just a document; it's a carefully executed strategy to protect you and your loved ones, a foundation you can count on when you need it most. In the end, it is up to you to share your wishes and identify the people you trust and who know you best. For this reason, you need careful legal guidance and clarity rather than rolling the dice with self-help, guesswork or discount resources.

Committed To Understanding Your Needs

I am estate planning attorney Steve Emert, founder of Emert Law Firm, LLC. I know how confusing estate planning can be and how hard it can seem to get started. My goal is to make the process as easy, affordable and effective as possible.

I invest time in getting to know each new potential client before any fees are paid. I make my planning services accessible to everyday people by offering flat fees, agreed in advance based on the plan design we agree upon. For me to provide the best service, I work to understand who you are and explain the options in order for both of us to agree on what you want to accomplish.

Estate planning is not "death planning," it's "life planning" and an essential and rewarding process for those who engage in it. Planning is critical for every husband, wife, mother, father, grandparent, business owner, professional, or anyone else who is concerned about providing responsibly for his or her own future and for the well-being of those he or she cares about most.

The First Steps: Your Free Initial Consultation

To help me deliver the highly personalized representation people deserve, I have developed a highly effective three-step process:

It all begins with your free initial consultation and plan design session. This is an informal, highly interactive meeting (approximately 60-90 minutes) that most people find enjoyable and highly informative.

The initial consultation is provided free of charge; all I ask is for you to complete a preappointment questionnaire which helps me to maximize our time together and come prepared to dive right into a range of options that are designed to meet your specific needs.

Our goal is to ensure that, by working together to design and implement a plan that is tailored to your unique circumstances, you and your loved ones will be protected and enjoy peace of mind.

How Much Is An Experienced Attorney Really Worth?

Some people cut corners to save money on attorneys' fees. They resort to "self-help" or other risky methods such as quitclaim deeds, handwritten notes, joint ownership, or creating their own documents. Time and again, these shortcuts have proven much more expensive in the end and can cause serious stress and turmoil among family members.

When done properly, I believe estate planning begins with an experienced planning attorney who is able to address your concerns, analyze your situation, and capture your hopes and wishes. While this process almost always involves the preparation of several thorough legal documents, it can be affordable, satisfying and rewarding.

Ultimately, the quality of a plan will hinge on the judgment and experience of the planner, not just the documents themselves. By preparing a holistic estate plan now, you can help ensure that those choices reflect your wishes and are made by someone you trust.

FAQs

For a deeper dive into estate planning at Emert Law Firm, LLC, the following are FAQs you may find helpful:

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Estate Planning Lawyer Serving Duluth, Georgia, And All Of Northeast Atlanta

To get started, simply click here to schedule a free initial consultation now, or call us at 678-926-9284.

Emert Law Firm, LLC has offices in Duluth and to better serve your needs.