Need Help with Deed in North Georgia?
When most people think of deeds in Georgia, they often think of property deeds. Those are legal papers that usually indicate the ownership of specific pieces of land. But the reality is that there are many different deeds. Any legal documents that indicate the transfer of ownership of something from one person to another are considered to be deeds. The following are deeds in Georgia that you may need legal help with:
- Power of Attorney
- Living Will
- Health Care Proxy
- Quit Claim Deeds
- Warranty Deeds
What Is a Power of Attorney?
A Power of Attorney document is a legal document that essentially allows someone else to make decisions for you that you are incapable of making for yourself. Although they are not like standard land deeds at all, they are still considered to be deeds because they transfer “property” in the sense that they give someone else control of your life choices. Generally, a Power of Attorney is most often created when someone is elderly or disabled in some way. Although, there are other situations where a Power of Attorney may be necessary.
What Is a Living Will?
A living will is another form of deed in a sense. It gives a person of your choosing the power to make medical decisions for you if you are unable to communicate your preferences yourself. It is typically considered to be a “final wishes” document. In other words, it gives that person the ability to tell a medical team what your wishes are regarding resuscitation or being hooked up to life support systems.
This is different from a Health Care Proxy, which gives a person the ability to make many more medical decisions for you, even if you are still somewhat coherent. A Health Care Proxy might be used in the case where a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or another mental disorder and can’t make medical decisions of any kind for themselves. These and other subtle differences between medical deeds and documents are exactly why you need the help of a Georgia lawyer to make sure that all of your documentation is in order.
What Are Quit Claim Deeds and Warranty Deeds?
As for property deeds, there are two main types in Georgia. They are Quit Claim deeds and warranty deeds. A Quit Claim deed is the document you need if you want to transfer your rights and responsibilities for a piece of land over to someone else. A Warranty Deed is similar, but it gives you the legal right to sell your land to someone else because it proves that you hold the title to that land.
Meeting Legal Deed Requirements in Georgia
You might be wondering if you really need legal assistance to fill out these forms. After all, many similar forms can easily be downloaded and printed on your computer. However, the problem lies in making sure that those documents meet all of Georgia’s legal requirements. Each state’s laws are different, and they can even change from year to year.
Our team here at the Law Offices of James T. Johnson has been helping clients to create legal deeds for many years. Call us at 706-692-7226 and allow us to use our years of Georgia legal experience and knowledge to assist you with whatever type of legal deed you need.