The Clarke Law Office, LLC provides knowledgeable legal advice and offers effective help in aiding families and businesses with wealth preservation.
AtlantaWills, Trust, & Probate Attorney
o WILLS & TRUST
o LIVING TRUST, LIFE INSURANCE TRUST, QTIP TRUST, CHILD TRUST
o POWER OF ATTORNEY
o Letters of Administration
o Real Estate Transfers (Warranty Deed)
o Living Wills, Medical Power of Attorney
o Probate & Estate Representation
o Premarital Agreement & Postnuptial Agreement
o Business Structuring (LLC, Corporations, Partnerships, Joint Ventures)
o Business Succession
o Annuities & Life Insurance
o Contract Drafting & Business Planning
o Planning ahead to protect your assets is perfectly legal, ethical, and effective
o Preparing Employee Contracts & Handbooks
o Equity Agreements, Debt Financing Agreements
In the area of preparing Wills and Trusts, and handling Probate matters, it is very important that all financial information be obtained so that the most appropriate plan can be developed and implemented. Such course of action could include a Will and -where minor children or children with special needs are involved, or for tax purposes – a Trust might be recommended. In addition, a Durable Power of Attorney (for finances); a Designation of Patient Advocate (for making medical treatment decisions); a Living Will (giving direction for dealing with terminal illnesses); and real estate and other transfers – need to be considered as potentially meaningful components of a comprehensive Estate Plan .
Probate & Estate Disputes
We offer our clients knowledge of the estate, probate, and business law issues necessary to navigate the complex probate court matters when representing:
Atlanta Wills & Estate Planning Lawyer
Attorneys Clarke assist individuals with Estate Planning Matters. If you have any questions or would like to meet with an attorney, please contact us by clicking the link above or by phone or email.
Example of fees:
Letter $250 and up
Office Consultation $150
15 minute phone consultation $50
Email consultation $75
* If hired consultation fee is credited to your legal fees.
Will, Estate Planning & Probate Packages
|Single Person Package including Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney and Advance Directive (no testamentary trust created for minors)||$550|
|Single Person Package including Will, Durable Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney and Advance Directive (testamentary trust created for minors)||$650|
|Married Persons Package including Wills, Durable Power of Attorneys, Medical Power of Attorneys, and Advance Directives (no testamentary trust created for minors)||$650|
|Married Persons Package including Wills, Durable Power of Attorneys, Medical Power of Attorneys, and Advance Directives (testamentary trust created for minors)||$750|
|Will (-no testamentary trust created for minors)
|Will (testamentary trust created for minors)
|Durable Power of Attorney||$200|
|Medical Power of Attorney||$200|
|Durable Power of Attorney & Medical Power of Attorney||$350|
|Health Care Directive (Living Will)||$200|
|Single Trust Package for single person including (1) pour-over will, (1) health care directive, medical power of attorney and (1) durable power of attorney.||$1,500|
|Married Trust Package including (2) pour-over will, (2) health care directive, (2) medical power of attorney and (2) durable power of attorney||$2,000|
|Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust||$1,500|
|Transfer of Assets to a Trust||$250/hr|
|Probate Fees. Depending upon the complexity of your case and makeup of the decedent’s estate, legal fees for our firm’s services will be between $250 an hour.
Retainer Fee: Because probate matters require the firm to commit a substantial amount of attorney time in the future, clients are required to pay an initial retainer fee based on the complexity of the matter. The cost and duration of probate can vary substantially depending on a number of factors such as the value and complexity of the estate, the existence of a Will and the location of real property owned by the estate. This retainer fee will be held in a trust account and disbursed as fees accrue.
Costs. All costs are in addition to legal fees. Examples of these costs are bond premiums, publication costs. duplicating and printing expenses, telephone charges, automobile mileage, messenger services, court filing fees, witness fees, and all similar out-of-pocket expenses. Major expenses such as deposition costs and expert witness fees may be required, but will not be expended without your prior approval.
|starts at $2,500.00
Depends on County
|Petition for Year’s Support
|$1,500.00 plus filing fees and publication fees
-includes one home and each additional home $500
|Uncontested Petition for Letters of Testamentary or Administration|| $1500 plus filing fees and publication fees
-real property transfer-deeds $350 per deed (testamentary deeds)
Attorneys Clarke provides legal services in Dekalb, Fulton, Gwinett, and Cobb Counties. He also provides legal services in Stone Mountain, Conyers, Austell, Douglasville, Atlanta, and Decatur. Georgia