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Georgia Lawyer Dedicated to Estate Planning.

At Mason Law Group, we focus on estate planning and elder law, business and corporate law, commercial and residential lease contracts, collections and related practice areas. Our geographic focus includes the Atlanta, Georgia metro, cities and counties throughout Georgia. We help clients plan for the future, preserve their wealth against the high cost of long-term care and onerous estate taxes, provide for the future of their loved ones, and leave a lasting legacy.

Estate planning is the initial conversation with a clients’ first session with a Georgia elder law attorney. During a client’s lifetime they have amassed savings and assets with little concern for themselves with the planning and the administration of those assets until they near retirement.

Estate planning is a lifelong task for responsible families. An attentive Georgia elder law attorney understands that proper estate planning should be addressed as early as possible. In the years close to retirement, estate planning provides the peace of mind that a strong plan is in place to protect your family and the reason that accompanies knowing precisely why your planning will have lasting benefits.

Effective estate planning isn’t static or mass-produced. It is a process that is unique to each individual and influenced by the entire family’s evolving needs. Each home purchase, new family member, educational endeavor—every life change that affects your family’s structure, balance sheet, or future needs—should be integrated into a dynamic, holistic estate plan.

The most basic of estate plans drafted by your Georgia elder law attorney should include a Last Will and Testament, designed to ensure that the estate you’ve worked so hard to build stays in the hands of those you’ve loved and designated to enjoy it, rather than being chipped away by taxes or family litigation. Your Will  also addresses guardianship and future care of any minor children.

Additionally, a proper estate plan establishes a durable power of attorney (POA). The individual named as “attorney-in-fact” by this document receives the authority to act in your best interests in the event that you become incapacitated. Again, it can’t be overstated that this is something that isn’t age-specific. A durable power of attorney can prevent unnecessary pain or conflict in your family, which is something you’re interested in, regardless of your age.

In addition to the POA, a properly planned estate includes a Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care, which is a designation of someone to make general medical decisions on your behalf in the event that you cannot speak for yourself, as well as a Living Will to address specific medical situations. Medical problems are often fraught with uncertainty; taking the time now, while all parties can assess their options objectively, can ensure that your wishes are honored.

The establishment and management of Trusts should also be addressed by a comprehensive estate plan. Trusts are complex legal/financial instruments, generally used to protect assets, minimize tax burdens, and keep your estate out of probate (which can delay your family’s access to funds). Trusts are, essentially, documents that establish who is responsible for disbursement of your funds and how you’d like them managed. Trusts are commonly set aside for spouses, children, other family members, and charitable organizations; however, Mason Law Group has the expertise to  establish a trust tailored to meet your specific needs.

Each issue that falls under the umbrella of estate planning is rife with complexity, but solutions can be customized to fit your unique story with a small investment of time and effort. Take the time now to ensure that your story gets written the way you’ve dreamed it, rather than leaving it to chance and other people, who may not know your heart.

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Attorney Mike Mason

Do you have a question about estate planning or other legal services? We invite you to call us at 678-674-6050 or drop us a question below.

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Why Choose Mason Law Group

Mason Law Group specialize in concentrated areas of law to give you the best legal representation in Georgia. Several reasons to choose Mason Law Group:

  • Frequently referred by past clients
  • Online contact services
  • Specializes in multiple legal services
  • Attentive and discerning with powerful legal representation

We have a consistent record of providing superior legal aid in the face of unjust adversity. We will do everything in our power to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

For the best legal representation in Georgia call (678) 674-6050 today.

Estate planning involves the legal services include:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Beneficiary Designations
  • Powers of Appointment
  • Property Ownership (joint tenancy with rights of survivorship, tenancy in common)
  • Gifting
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Financial Power of Attorney
  • Medical Power of Attorney/Living Will
  • Georgia Advance Directive for Health Care


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Paulding County, Georgia – Tracy

Michael Mason – A man of Integrity. I was referred to Mike’s firm after hitting several walls with other firms. Mike and I set up a consultation to discuss my case. After listening to my situation without hesitation, he accepted the challenge. Within one week he contacted the other party and within the same day he had results. Paper work filed, Garnishment stopped. With that said, Mike Mason not only was able to get my garnishment stopped, he also recouped my garnishment and in addition recouped my attorney’s fee’s along with damages totaling $3000.00. If you want results and you want them fast- call Mike Mason, he will work in your best interest.



Will Checklist: How Does Yours Stack Up?

  • You have moved to another state since your last will was signed. Different state laws control the steps for making a valid will. An estate planning attorney in your new state can help you review and update your will.
  • You have a new grandchild. You may want to provide for your new grandchild’s financial needs after your lifetime.
  • You have lost a family member. The death of a family member can profoundly affect a desired plan, especially if your will doesn’t list contingent beneficiaries.
  • You want to establish or change your philanthropic legacy. To continue supporting your favorite charitable organization, you may want to bequeath a sum of money, a percentage of your estate or a share of the residue of your estate.

Mason Law Group services the following Areas:

We represent clients all over Georgia. Our geographic area includes the Atlanta, Georgia metro,North Georgia, Paulding County (Dallas, Hiram, Braswell), the cities of Marietta, Smyrna, Kennesaw, Acworth, Canton, Woodstock, Cartersville,  and Douglasville; and in Cobb County, Bartow County, Cherokee County, Douglas County, Haralson County, Polk County and Harralson County.

Professional Affiliations

  • Paulding County Bar Association, President (2012-2014)
  • Dallas Rotary Club, President (2014)
  • Paulding County Chamber of Commerce, Government Relations Committee (2013-Present)
  • Paulding County Zoning Board of Appeals, Board Member (2009-12)
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop 540, Assistant Scoutmaster (2006-2012)
  • Midtown Assistance Center, Atlanta, Georgia, Board Member and Executive Committee (2008-10)
  • Bar Memberships: Texas (1989); Georgia (1995); Mississippi (1997)