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Wills, Trusts, & Estates


Estate planning is not something many people wish to think about.  But laying out your wishes can save loved ones and the court system a great deal of energy trying to decide how to distribute your property and care for your dependents.  There are many resources available online and in the library for those who want to create their own will or trust.

Getting Legal Help

While there are many resources available to help plan your own estate, there is no substitute for the advice of a good attorney.  

Internet Resources

Print Resources

In addition to the following easy to use reference books, the law library has collections of forms that may be used as examples for creating your own will or trust.  Many of these can be found under the "Forms" tab above.

Print Resources - Georgia Specific

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