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Estate Planning

Fortson, Bentley and Griffin’s estate planning attorneys have the expertise and experience to guide almost any individual through the process of anticipating and planning for his or her personal needs in the event of incapacitation and for the ultimate disposition of his or her assets. We represent a wide array of clients, ranging from those with minimal assets and basic planning needs to those with substantial and complex assets and circumstances requiring sophisticated tax, asset-protection and business-succession planning. We carefully tailor each estate plan based on the unique needs and desires of the client and on the ever-changing landscape of our legal and tax environment, and we regularly coordinate our planning and implementation efforts with the client’s accountants, investment advisors and insurance professionals.

Our planning strategies range from the creation of simple wills directing the disposition of assets at death to complex structures involving multiple trusts and legal entities that allow for the long-term management and protection of assets for the benefit of multiple generations of beneficiaries. Our planning typically minimizes estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes (so as to maximize the amount that can be transferred to family members), while being careful to maximize the income tax benefits that may arise at death. We also frequently assist in developing charitable giving strategies.

In implementing our estate and asset protection plans, we regularly employ the following tools:

Please contact one of FB&G’s experienced estate planning attorneys online or by telephone at 706-548-1151 to discuss your particular legal needs.