Jelks Law, PLLC is a boutique business and estates firm which serves clients primarily in Tennessee and Georgia. We take proactive steps to protect what's most important to our clients: their families, their businesses and their dignity. Whether you are scaling your business or preparing for the inevitable, our experienced team will walk you through all of your options so that you can make the best decision.
Estate planning is the process of forming a legal plan for what happens to your minor children, and all of your assets after you die or become unable to care for yourself. Read More.
Many people need an estate plan, if you have children, a savings such as 401k or Roth IRA, assets including cars, a house, or a business, you should consider having an estate plan. Everyone over the age of 17 at least needs a power of attorney. Read More.
When you begin to accumulate savings or assets, buy a house, or have children, and you would like to have some control over how and to whom those assets are distributed after death or in the case of serious injury rendering you unable to care for yourself. Read More.
In the event that you die or become legally unable to make your own decisions, if you do not have an estate plan, your savings and assets may become subject to the probate process. Probate is both lengthy and expensive. This could lead to unexpected or undesirable distribution of your estate, causing family conflict and other issues. Read More.
Estate and Inheritance Law varies from state to state. Attorneys use tools including different types of wills and trusts, powers of attorney, conservatorships, guardianships and business succession plans, to avoid the probate process and ensure that your estate is distributed according to your wishes. Read More.
A will is an official legal document which details what happens to your minor children, property and assets after you pass away. Read More.
A trust is a legal entity which can hold ownership or control of your property, assets, or income, and can be used for greater control over how your estate is handled at the time of your passing or in the event that you are no longer able to care for yourself. There are many different types of trusts used by an Estate Planning Attorney. They can also be used in planning for entering long term care facilities to separate yourself from your estate, to assist with medicaid eligibility. Read More.
Advanced Care Directives are legal documents which can allow you to specify, in advance, how you would like to be treated medically if you are unable to do so at time of sickness or injury. They can alleviate the burden of responsibility for family members to make uncomfortable decisions in these times, and ensure that your wishes are fulfilled in these situations. A common example of an advanced care directive you may be familiar with is a DNR or do not resuscitate order.Read More.
A conservatorship is a legal proceeding where a judge appoints a third party to make your medical or financial decisions due to your incapacitation. Estate planning attorneys can help you avoid the assignment of a conservator in certain situations, or help control who is specified as your conservator.Read More.
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