Matthew R. Frick

Attorney and Counselor at Law

Why Work With Us

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Lake Country Trust Blog

I want to congratulate you for making it here and taking the first step toward planning for everyone and everything you love. I appreciate the opportunity to help you secure what you love.


I look forward to learning your story, hearing what matters to you, and helping you discover what is actually needed to keep your loved ones out of court and out of conflict when something happens to you (or them).


As your personal Wills & Trust lawyer, I am here to help you and your family stay together and grow even stronger during tough times of loss, and avoid collapse after the death or disability of a loved one, so you can focus on enjoying and celebrating your loved ones.


Comment below to schedule a quick 15 minute consultation for free, to speak with us personally about your family.


BECAUSE YOUR FAMILY IS WORTH IT

Hi, I'm Matt!

My estate planning practice focuses on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures tomorrow. I guide my clients through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create plans that ensure the well-being of their families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. Values-based planning will protect your family and preserve wealth. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or a blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well-lived, I will help you to craft a plan that achieves your goals for your loved ones today and for years to come.


Matt Frick, Estate Planning Lawyer

Services List


Trust Plans

Trusts allow you the most control and protection over your financial assets, and can keep your family out of court, out of conflict, and out of the public eye.

Kids Protection Plans

An integrated system that ensures your children are safe with people that know them if you are in an accident, and aren't taken into protective custody.

Wills

A plan that allows you to control who inherits your financial assets with court oversight in the probate process.

Powers of Attorney

Whether for your health or your finances, these are tools used to ensure you are well taken care of in your life by people you trust.

Planning For Your Children

Having a Will Alone Simply Does Not Ensure the Care of 

Your Kids If the Unthinkable Happens to You!

If you are a parent of minor children (or those with special needs) who are counting on you, your estate plan must begin with ensuring your children would always be taken care of by the people you want, in the way you want, no matter what happens.

At Lake Country Estate Planning one of our areas of greatest expertise is in planning for the well-being and care of the children you love.


Without advance legal planning for the care of your children, if the unthinkable happens to you, here’s what could happen:


● Your children could be placed into the care of Child Protective Services (yes, even if you have a will in place and even if you have a living trust) and, yes, it would very likely only be temporary, but trust us, you never want your children in the arms of strangers. Not even for a minute.

● Your children could be put into the custody and care of someone you would never want, like that one family member who has good intentions, but you’d never want raising your kids.

● A judge who doesn’t know you, or your family, will decide who will raise your kids, even if it’s the last person you would ever want;

● Your family could get into a long, drawn out custody fight or there could be a challenge to the guardians you have designated;

● Up to 5% of the value of your assets could be lost to court costs and other unnecessary fees through the probate process, a court process that can tie up your assets for years and deprive your kids of the resources they need to live comfortably, which can totally be avoided with advance legal planning;

● When your kids turn 18, they get a check for whatever assets are left;

● There are unscrupulous people out there who make it their business to look at the public records to find out when 18 year olds are getting that inheritance check;

● The vast majority of estate planning attorneys do not address these issues, and do not plan from a parent’s perspective.

Yes, these things scare us too. That’s why we offer a Kids Protection Plan with every estate plan we do for families with young children.


What is a Kids Protection Plan®?


A Kids Protection Plan® is a set of instructions, legal documents and even an ID card for your wallet, which you need to have if you have kids at home who count on you for their well-being and care.


If you are in an accident, your Kids Protection Plan® will make sure your children are never taken into the custody of Child Protective Services, strangers or the care of anyone you wouldn’t want because the authorities don't have clear instructions from you. And your Kids Protection Plan® will ensure your children are raised by people you choose, not someone chosen by a Judge who doesn’t know you.


To get started with your Kids Protection Plan®, contact us.

Want to make sure your children are safe 

if something happens to you?

Ask me how?

What makes us different?

What makes our firm different is that we are here not just to create a set of documents you will likely never update or look at again, we are here to ensure your loved ones have someone to turn to when you are no longer here. And, to support you in planning for not just legacy (what you leave behind when you are gone), but for life as well.


We understand you are BUSY, you are growing, you desire a life of prosperity and you value ease, convenience and efficiency. You want to know you’ve made the best decisions for your family during your lifetime and that your family will be left with ease and aware of your love by how well you prepared.


You want to make sure your children would be taken care of in the best way possible and will be properly prepared to receive your wealth, when it is time.


That’s my focus too. We use unique systems to give you the same access to a Personal Family Lawyer as was previously only available to the ultra-wealthy, so you can have the guidance you need to build and maintain a life of prosperity and leave a legacy of Family Wealth.


Family Wealth is so much more than financial wealth. It really encompasses everything you care about even more than money: your values, insights, stories, experience — your intellectual, spiritual and human assets. As part of my Planning process, I guide you to consider and plan for those most often lost assets. It’s baked in.


We encourage communication with our clients. In fact, I’ve thrown out the time clocks so you never have to be afraid to call with a quick question (or even a not so quick question). Everything we do is billed on a flat-fee basis, agreed to in advance, so there are never any surprises.


The experience of considering your own death before and during your Planning Session, in the way we take you through the experience, offers a deeper and better experience of life afterwards.

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I am here to help with all your estate planning needs and questions. Let me know what's on your mind and start a conversation.

Matt Frick

1341 Confederate Rd., Madison, Georgia 30650

​​(706) 752-5262