Do I need a Probate Lawyer?

Do I Need a Probate Lawyer

Generally speaking, probate is a process that is mandatory after someone passes away. The court verifies the last will and testament and appoints an executor or administrator.  The executor or administrator then distributes the assets in the estate. It can be a costly and lengthy process and should be avoided if possible. The best way […]

COVID-19 Update


As estate planning and elder law attorneys, Smith Barid is dedicated to serving our most vulnerable citizens, including seniors, those who are ill, disabled, experiencing mental health challenges and children with special needs. We deeply understand the anxiety and hardships that the current coronavirus outbreak is causing everyone in our community. We have also heard […]

Planning for the Future With a Savannah Special Needs and Guardianship Lawyer

Father and Special Needs Son Laughing Together

Planning for the future of a child with special needs can be complicated. As a parent, you want to ensure your child continues to live a full, healthy life even after you are no longer able to provide care. Creating a special needs plan or trust with a special needs and guardianship attorney can relieve stress […]

Can Your Children’s Spouses Inherit from You?

As estate planning attorneys in Savannah, we see plenty of situations where parents who love their children are not entirely in love with their children’s spouses. This can make the estate planning process a little tricky, because the spouse can add tension and stir up drama that wouldn’t have been there otherwise. While some people […]

5 Steps to Settling a Probate Estate in Chatham County

Settling a probate estate in Chatham County requires quite a bit of time and a lot of organization. It has the potential to be a long, drawn-out process depending on the state of affairs of the deceased and how easy it is to work with the probate court. However, if you’re well-equipped and prepared to […]

Savannah Trusts Lawyer: Everything You Need to Know About Irrevocable Trusts

Irrevocable Trusts are an integral part of most asset protection planning strategies. They are used to protect property and assets from nursing homes and other predators and, depending on your individual situation, can end up saving you thousands of dollars. Savannah trusts attorneys have put together some of the basics to give you everything you […]

The Comprehensive Legacy Checklist

27 Red Flags in Estate Planning You Can't Afford to Ignore: Get Our Expert Checklist!

Ensure your estate is fully prepared for any eventuality with The Comprehensive Legacy Checklist. This essential tool is designed to help you and your family face the future with confidence, covering all critical areas from asset protection to healthcare decisions. Whether you’re setting up a plan for the first time or updating an existing one, this checklist highlights potential vulnerabilities and ensures nothing is overlooked.