Cartersville Estate Planning

Cartersville Estate Planning

The Farrell Law Firm is dedicated to providing Cartersville residents with tailor-made Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney. Selecting an Cartersville Estate Planning attorney could be one of the most important decisions you make. The right lawyer can mean the difference between a successful distribution of your estate and significant loss of your estate to probate lawyer fees.

Georgia Estate and Trust Planning Guides

Note: If you want to brush up on the basics of Georgia estate planning (Trusts vs Wills, Probate, Power of Attorney, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Inter Vivos Trusts, Terms of the Trust, and Advanced Healthcare Directives) take a look at these free ebooks.

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Tailor-Made Estate Plans

You, your family, and your legacy are unique. Whether you are planning for long-term care, providing for a special needs child, or preserving your children's inheritance, find an attorney who can craft the individualized estate planning strategy you need. Don't go to someone who also practices business law, family law, or some other branch of law while doing estate planning on the side.

Find a lawyer who never uses a cookie-cutter approach for resolving matters of probate or Medicare planning, or resorts to using a rote formula for writing up your estate plan. The estate planning attorney should tailor each estate plan to your specific goals, whether that includes ensuring you can afford a nursing home, take care of a special needs child, protect your child's inheritance after a divorce, and more.

Referred by Others

You should see what others have to say about the lawyer. You should use one that has been referred by, at least, hundreds of people. Visit the lawyer's website and see if hundreds or thousands of others have had great things to say about the lawyer. There is no greater way to evaluate a lawyer than what others have had to say about him or her and their services.

Well Done!!

We certainly enjoyed our participation with John Farrell in our estate planning. John's knowledge and experience led to a seamless transition for us. Everything was distilled to one notebook for easy usage. Well done !

- Cary B.

A Personal Touch

We attended a free seminar to better understand how to plan the next stage of our life and felt comfortable that John knew how to help us get to where we wanted to go. John seemed to have a personal touch that dealt with our situation as we know it today. John has helped us make decisions the...

We attended a free seminar to better understand how to plan the next stage of our life and felt comfortable that John knew how to help us get to where we wanted to go. John seemed to have a personal touch that dealt with our situation as we know it today. John has helped us make decisions the way we want it to be in the future. We have seen the problems an unplanned death can have on their loved ones after the grief is gone. We trust that John has thought it all through and has helped us get this off our "bucket list"….we know our five children will appreciate this in the future !


– David & Cheryl K.

A Personal Touch

So Polite and Professional

John was so polite and professional. He spoke to me in layman's terms. He answered all my questions. He didn't hurry me.

– Nita R.

Best of Cobb

The Farrell Law Firm, PC earned accolades from Cobb Life Magazine as a top-tier law firm, with Attorney John P. Farrell being celebrated as one of the top three lawyers in Cobb County, Georgia, for the past two consecutive years.

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Estate Planning Author and Speaker

By working with an attorney who regularly writes or speaks about estate planning, you'll see an attorney who is on top of changes in estate planning laws. As an example, I've written a couple of different books on estate planning. One is tailored for a Georgia audience and is titled: Estate Planning for the Modern Family: A Georgian's guide to Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney. The other is similarly named and ranked as a # 1 new release on Amazon. Additionally, I routinely hold seminars to educate the public on important estate planning topics such as how to protect your home and family from the Probate Court.

General FAQ

What is Estate Planning?

Estate Planning is the process for arranging, while you are alive, for the management and distribution of your assets upon your passing, among other things.

What are the benefits of Estate Planning?

Estate Planning can allow you to pass on your assets to where you want them to go instead of it being decided by the Court. It can also help you reduce or eliminate any estate taxes your family may have to pay when you pass away. Estate Planning can also allow you to name a guardian for your minor children. It can also help prevent confusion and disputes among your family when you pass away. Estate Planning has many benefits.

What is my "Estate"

Your estate will consist of any assets you have in your name when you pass away. This typically includes things like your home, your car, certain investments, personal items such as furniture, or collections such as art or stamps. What it doesn't typically include are things like life insurance policies, IRA's, and 401(k)'s.

What documents are needed for an Estate Plan?

Every estate plan should include a Last Will and Testament, a financial power of attorney, and an Advance Directive for Health Care. A more sophisticated estate plan may include a trust, such as a Revocable Living Trust.

Services and Resources

Our mission is to ensure you have the knowledge, resources, and legal documentation needed to preserve and pass down your legacy. We will work one-on-one with you to tailor an estate planning strategy to you and your unique needs and in the future when you need to make updates or modifications. We are dedicated to helping you find peace of mind and take care of your loved ones.

Estate Planning Services in Cartersville Georgia

We make it easy to prepare a complete Estate Plan, including a Last Will and Testament, Financial Power of Attorney, and Advance Directive for Health Care through a phone call, emails, and regular mail. Here's how it works:

  1. Call (678) 809-4922 to schedule a free initial consultation.
  2. I will email to you an Estate Planning Questionnaire for your completion, which will just take a few minutes of your time.
  3. Using your answers, I will then draft your Estate Planning Documents, including a Last Will and Testament, Financial Power of Attorney, and Advance Directive for Health Care and mail them to you with detailed instructions on how to sign them so you can have the peace of mind that comes along with having a complete Estate Plan into place.

John P. Farrell, Esq.

Mr. Farrell is the author of Estate Planning for the Modern Family: A Georgian's Guide to Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney.

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At the Farrell Law Firm, PC, we represent Georgia residents in Marietta, Kennesaw, Acworth, Atlanta, Smyrna, Vinings, Mableton, Austell, Powder Springs, Clarkdale, Ball Ground, Canton, Holly Springs, Lebanon, Cartersville, Calhoun, Waleska, Woodstock, Alpharetta, Fairburn, Palmetto, Red Oak, Roswell, Dallas, Hiram, Dunwoody, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Cumming, Cobb County, Cherokee County, Bartow County, Fulton County, Douglas County, Gwinnett County, and Paulding County.