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Reviewing the Laws

Estate Planning

At the very least, everyone needs a Will. If you have more diversified assets, we can assist you in establishing trusts and charitable giving plans. One of our attorneys will meet with you, listen to your needs, gain an understanding of your goals and then work with you to implement your plan. At Clark & Clark Law Group, LLC, we offer our services to individuals and families in order to make distribution of assets and caring for loved ones after death a hassle free process. We ensure your affairs are in order and protect your  legacy and assets for generations to come.


In your will, you decide how your estate will be distributed and you may dispose of your property as you choose. Without a will, your estate is distributed to your heirs, who are determined in accordance with State law.


Every adult should have a properly drafted and executed will. Whether you have many assets or just a few, are married or unmarried, have minor children or no children, you should have a will.


A will is a legal document that directs how certain property that you own at the time of your death (called your probate estate) is distributed at your death. A will must be properly executed to be valid. Your will takes effect only upon your death. Once written, your will may be changed (if certain conditions are met).

What We Can Do For You

  • Negotiating
    Contract negotiations, especially in the context of real estate and financial contracts, can be difficult. An attorney skilled in business law can assist you with negotiations so your needs and requirements will be met. Additionally, negotiating the terms of a contract is very important. By negotiating contract terms, the parties bargain so that their best interests are met.
  • Drafting
    Many parties may want to tailor a form contract to their needs, and will use the form contract as a model. When drafting the contract, it is important that each party know exactly what is expected of them. If there are any words that could be misconstrued or any terms that are ambiguous, parties should be sure to define them within the contract.
  • Review
    Under Georgia Law, a Corporation is a separate legal entity. Generally, it is a separate taxable entity but may make an election to have its income taxable to its owners. The owners of a Corporation are shareholders. Under Georgia Law, a corporation has the power to enter into a contract, carry on a business, sue or be sued. The chief benefit of a corporation is that its shareholders are protected from liability for the obligations of the corporation.
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLC)
    A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a business entity created under state law that combines the limited liability characteristics of a corporation with the tax – free characteristics of a partnership. The ownership of an LLC (called Members) are generally not liable for claims against the LLC. The LLC is not a taxable entity. An LLC can be managed by the Members themselves or by an appointed manager or group of managers. A single member LLC is a disregarded entity for federal income tax purposes and does not have to file an income tax return. If the LLC has two or more members, the members should execute an LLC operating agreement, which is drafted by an experienced attorney. Clark & Clark Law Group is a firm experienced in the operation of LLCs and the negotiating and drafting of Operating Agreements and can protect your interests in entering into membership in an LLC.
  • Employment Agreements
    Georgia is an “at will” state in terms of employment law, meaning that an employment relationship may be terminated at the will of either party for any reason or no reason at all. If the employer or the employee wishes to alter this basic relationship, a written employment agreement can be used to memorialize the terms. Generally, it covers salary and other compensation, benefits, vacations, retirement plans, reimbursement of expenses for business travel and entertainment of customers of the Company, provide for Company automobiles or personal use of an employee automobile and possible stock options or bonus opportunities. The attorneys at Clark & Clark have experience in the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements.
  • Partnerships
    A type of business entity in which two or more persons (Partners) engage in a business venture to share the profits and losses of the business venture is known as a partnership. Partners can be individuals or another entity. A Partnership Agreement can be written or oral. Georgia Partnerships are not formed by the filing of any document with the state and unfortunately, tend to be treated less formally by the Partners. This lack of formality can lead to misunderstandings by the Partners which can result in law suits. It is always advisable to enter into a detailed written Partnership Agreement drafted by an experienced lawyer before commencing business or committing assets to the Partnership. Georgia law will in some instances take over and impose terms on the Partners where their agreement is silent. Since the Partners in a general Partnership are liable for the debts and acts of the Partnership, it is most often not advisable to carry on a business in a general partnership. Georgia law offers Partners the right to elect limited liability by filing of a limited liability election, thus making the Partnership a Limited Liability Partnership. Limited Liability Partnerships have similar characteristics to a Limited Liability Company (LLC). The attorneys at Clark & Clark are experienced in the operation of partnerships and negotiating and drafting Partnership Agreements and can protect your interests in entering into a Partnership.
  • Shareholder & Partner Disputes
    Individuals, including family members regularly form business ventures. Generally, upon the formation of the venture, the owners are in agreement on major matters. However, as time passes, goals and plans change, which can lead to disagreements. Unless these disagreements are resolved in an efficient manner, they can result in hard feelings, unnecessary trouble and expense and costly litigation. The cornerstone of all business relationships is the Shareholder/Owner Agreement, which memorializes the agreements of the owners concerning buy – ins, buy – outs, finance, operations and dispute resolution. We work with our clients to avoid disputes via properly drafted Shareholder/Owner Agreements. But, if disputes do arise, we help prevent the dispute from giving rise to litigation by assisting to resolve them in a fair, cost – efficient manner that minimizes the stress on the business and its employees.
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With a Will

In your will, you can direct that all of your estate be distributed to your surviving spouse or partner.

Without  a Will

Without a will, your estate will be shared by your surviving spouse and children, including minor children.

With a Will

In your will, you decide how your estate will be distributed and you may dispose of your property as you choose.

Without  a Will

Without a will, your estate is distributed to your heirs, who are determined in accordance with State law.

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With a Will

In your will, you can nominate the person whom you want to be a guardian of your minor children.

Without  a Will

Without a will, the choice of a guardian will be determined by a court.

With a Will

In your will, property can be distributed to trustees of your choice to manage the property on behalf of incapacitated adults, minor children, children with special needs (ask us about special needs trusts), or beneficiaries who might need protection from creditors and their own unwise decisions.

Without  a Will

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Without a will, the property might be distributed to these beneficiaries outright or to a conservator chosen by a court, and minor children will receive their property upon reaching the age of 18.

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