If I have a will, then is my estate in good order?
Yes and no. Having a will is a start. A will is only 1 tool used in estate planning and it may be necessary for your estate to have other documents to effectively carry out your desires or to handle your affairs in the event of incapacitation.

Estate planning includes providing for one's care in the time of a medical emergency in both the short term and long term. This can be accomplished through a Power of Attorney and a Durable Health Care Power of Attorney. A well-drawn will and a well-prepared estate will save your family time, money, and a great deal of heartache. For more information, visit the Wills and Inheritances page.

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1. Can I avoid probate?
2. Should I have a living will so that my family will not have to probate my estate?
3. If I have a will, then is my estate in good order?
4. If I die, will the State of Georgia get all of my money?
5. Can I prepare my own will?
6. How do I determine the heirs of someone who has died?