Kevin Patrick Law - October 2022

Why Everyone Needs a Will

Even as Halloween approaches, nobody likes thinking about their own mortality or the possibility of death, but the simple truth of the matter is that people pass away every day. That’s why it’s important to have an estate plan in place to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of. It doesn’t matter if you’re relatively healthy or have few physical assets — having a will is imperative, especially if you pass away unexpectedly. Here are two main reasons to make an estate plan today. PROVIDES PEACE OF MIND Without a will or estate plan in place, your family will need to attend probate court to figure out who receives what assets. The court will name someone to oversee your estate, which could be someone who doesn’t have your family’s best interests in mind. With a will, you can name someone as the executor of your estate and lay out how your assets will be divided. It will help save your family time, money, and stress while providing them with ample time to grieve. DECIDES WHO WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS, HOME, AND CHILDREN If you’re a parent, you can use your will to determine who will become the guardian of your children. Without a will, the court may appoint a guardian who you don’t want raising your kids.

Additionally, pets are seen as property by the law, so you need to appoint someone to become their caretaker in your will. And you can’t leave your house to your pet, so you need to name the person to take ownership of your house in your will as well. Creating a will does not have to be a scary or stressful experience. If anything, it will give you and your family peace in knowing they will be taken care of if anything happens.

Plan Your Pumpkin Patch Outing TO 1 OF THESE 3 LOCAL SPOTS!

Nothing says “fall” like a family trip out of the city to wander a corn maze, sip hot apple cider, and pluck pumpkins straight from the field. Here in the Atlanta area, we have several fantastic pumpkin patches just a short drive outside of the city. Here are three of our firm’s favorites — we hope you enjoy them this fall. SLEEPY HOLLOW FARM 628 Sleepy Hollow Road, Powder Springs Sleepy Hollow has it all: a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, tractor rides around the farm, adorable animals to visit, games for the kids, a country store, and even an on- site escape game called Escape Woods! General admission tickets to the farm range from $11–$13 each, and kids 2 and under are free. That ticket price doesn’t

include the cost of any pumpkins you pick. If you want to reserve the Escape Woods game, visit to book it separately.

Indian corn, and farm products like jams and jellies while you’re there.

YULE FOREST 3565 Highway 155 N., Stockbridge

BERRY PATCH FARMS 786 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock

Yule Forest is home to one of the biggest pumpkin patches in Georgia, and your family can choose to either buy pre-cut pumpkins or harvest your own right from the stem! Before you pick, take the kids to the barn to watch a short “Pumpkin Movie” that explains the pumpkin farming process from seed to jack-o’- lantern. The farm also offers a corn maze, a flower garden, hay rides and train rides, farm animal interactions, a science center, a bee house, and more! Tickets cost $14.95 per person, and you must buy them online before your trip. Kids 2 and under are free.

During the summer, Berry Patch Farms is blueberry-picking headquarters, but they pivot to pumpkins in the fall! Typically, the farm is open all October, and families can enjoy hayrides out to the pumpkin patch, visit farm animals, and get treats like homemade fried pie, boiled peanuts, and popcorn. According to the Berry Patch Farms website, admission costs $5 per car on weekends — so a visit is an absolute steal! Just make sure you have cash to pay your way in. You can buy pumpkins, gourds,

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