Written by attorney Michelle Turner Thompson

Substance Abuse & Estate Planning: Difficult Decisions

Estate planning for a loved one with a substance abuse issue can be emotionally and financially difficult. Many families have to deal with a myriad of problems caused by substance abuse, and estate planning is no different. Often, families consider disinheriting the affected loved one altogether, while other families want to leave some sort of inheritance. These families want to provide a way to care for the beneficiary, but they also want to protect the beneficiary from receiving a large sum of money or other form of inheritance (property, expensive jewelry, cars, etc) that could be squandered away for drugs and alcohol. These types of large inheritances could also be very dangerous for the beneficiary, causing harm due to the lack of control they possess.

Additional resources provided by the author

Thompson Legacy Law understands that planning around a loved one with a substance abuse problem can be emotionally and financially difficult. Our attorneys are here to help you sort through the issues and guide you in making the best possible decisions. Having an estate plan in place that works best for your situation can alleviate a lot of the stress and strain. Give us a call today at (404) 795-0114 or sign up for a free consultation on our website: Let us help you get an estate plan in place that will provide you with peace of mind.

Free Q&A with lawyers in your area

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer