Estate Planning

Hollowell Foster & Herring assists its clients to preserve and transfer wealth in a manner that minimizes estate taxes and the costs of administration of the estate and maximizes the delivery of their assets to intended beneficiaries. The Firm serves a range of clients, from those with modest estates requiring only basic planning to large complex estates requiring use of sophisticated planning techniques designed to avoid or minimize estate taxes. In each case, the Firm's estate planning attorneys provide individualized attention to each matter, the ultimate goal being to develop a plan that meets the unique needs and desires of each client.

The Firm is highly capable of designing plans that make appropriate use of wills, healthcare directives, testamentary, life-time and charitable trusts. Additionally, the firm can lead clients through the complicated tax implications that accompany estate planning. Our legal team can assist with the key-operative tool in the estate plan, the will, or a trust. Furthermore where the client's needs so require, the Firm can assist in devising appropriate business succession and asset protection plans, including use of family-limited partnerships and other such devices. Our attorneys maintain close working relationships with all integral parties, including accountants, life insurance agents, and financial planners to ensure that a strategic approach is taken in the process of planning our clients' estates. The Firm attorneys also have considerable experience representing administrators and executors in the administration of estates and have successfully defended wills submitted to probate and challenged defective wills. The Firm's estate planning attorneys are graduates of law schools and national prominence and have extensive experience advising clients regarding complex legal matters. The Firm utilizes the latest in electronic research, drafting software and document assembly programs to provide efficient customized estate plans to its clients. Our attorneys also attend continuing legal education to keep abreast of current legal updates in the areas of estate planning.

Hollowell Foster & Herring can provide guidance with the following services:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Power of Attorney
  • Georgia Advance Healthcare Directive
  • Wealth Preservation
  • Asset Protection
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Elder Law and Medicare Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Estate Taxes

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The EEO Services Division makes use of current, state-of-the-art office and software technology, including remote access capabilities, video web conferencing, and web portals for intake and interviews. The EEO Services Division utilizes automated compliance checklists to ensure that the Firm adheres to regulatory time frames, as well as to track the status and progress of complaints. The Firm has invested in a customized practice management program that automates the collection of data in the preparation of forms and correspondence in compliance with your Agency's Statement of Work, thereby reducing the potential for human error. This software also allows supervisory personnel to track the status of complaints against set milestones and time requirements. Use of this automated tracking system is required of all staff members and ensures that progress is made within regulatory time frames.