Where Are We Now?

M. Andrew Riddle, Esq., a multiple winner of the prestigious 5 Star Wealth Manager award, manages client investment portfolios at his fee only investment advisory firm, Rev Capital, LLC (click to go to that website).

Tara Riddle, Esq., is currently a Cobb County Probate Court Judge.

If you need assistance locating a file, please call 678-905-3032. Or contact us by email by clicking here.

5 Reasons You Should Plan Your Estate

There are many reasons to plan your estate. Here our top 5 that we at the Riddle Law Group, LLC, in East Cobb / Marietta, Georgia think apply to the most people:

  1. Transfer of Wealth. You worked hard to build your assets and you want to be sure they move to the right person or persons when you die. For example, most people believe if they pass without a will their spouse inherits everything. That isn’t true in Georgia if you have children, and the only way to be sure your spouse gets everything is with a will.
  2. Disability Planning. What if you get dementia or Alzheimer’s? What if you are in the hospital for a prolonged period? Who will manage your affairs? Who will manage your healthcare. A financial power of attorney and a healthcare directive are critical documents you must have as you age.
  3. Probate. With a well written will, probate in Georgia is a reasonable process.  Without a will, probate is more costly and more difficult. And as discussed in 1 above, it may not result in the distribution of assets you desired.
  4. Taking Care of Children. If you have minor children, who will raise them if you pass? How will the money you leave for them be handled? This can and should be resolved in a proper estate plan.
  5. Non-Probate Assets. Many assets will pass outside of your estate (i.e., IRA accounts, life insurance proceeds, etc.), but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be accounted for as part of a comprehensive estate plan. That trust drafted for your child in your will does you no good if your life insurance proceeds are payable directly to your children.

About Riddle Law Group, LLC

 M. Andrew Riddle, Esq.

I joined the Georgia Bar in 1999 and worked a well-known law firm in Atlanta for a decade where I eventually became a partner and led the firm’s estate planning practice. In 2010, I moved to the Riddle Law Group, LLC, where I could combine my experience writing wills with my passion for helping people manage their investments with the launching of my investment advisory practice.  Rev Capital, LLC, is a fee only investment advisory firm where we do not sell products and we never earn commissions. We build custom stock portfolios to help you achieve your goals. Please visit the website of Rev Capital, LLC, to learn more.

FAQs

Can Tara Riddle, Esq., still represent me?

Unfortunately, no. As a sitting Cobb County Judge, the bar rules prohibit her from advising clients.

I am a former client. Do you still have my file?

Yes. Please call and leave a message at 678-905-3032 and someone will call you back. We will be happy to assist you in moving the file to another lawyer or providing whatever information you need.

Does Andrew Riddle still practice law?

No. Andrew is still a licensed attorney in Georgia, but no longer practices law. His full time focus is on his investment advisory business, Rev Capital, LLC. If you need help managing your investments, please visit Rev Capital, LLC, or call 678-456-5546 for a free consultation.

Contact

Riddle Law Group, LLC

3535 Roswell Road, Suite 23

Marietta, Georgia 30062

678-905-3032.

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