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Estate planning and elder law are not just services offered by qualified professionals. They are also the beginning of important conversations among family members and between elder parents and their children or grandchildren. Asset Protection & Elder Law of Georgia is committed to facilitating these conversations through our services and through free educational resources about elder rights, estate planning and medical planning.

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Estate Planning Considerations for Grandparents

Grandparents who share a special bond with their grandchildren understandably want to make certain that their estate plan includes their grandchildren. It may seem like making gifts directly to grandchildren is a good way to accomplish that goal, but… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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Challenges a Blended Family May Face in Estate Planning

Remarriage following a divorce often creates a blended family that includes children from a previous marriage of one or both spouses. The new spouses may add their own children to the family as well. Regardless of the composition, the circumstances o… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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What Makes a Will Valid in Georgia?

A last will and testament is a legal document that conveys property to named beneficiaries on the death of the person making the will. To be a legally valid will in the State of Georgia, the document must meet specific requirements established in sta… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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How Pour-Over Wills and Trusts Work Together

Many individuals include a trust as part of their estate plan. The advantages of establishing a trust include avoiding probate, maintaining financial privacy, and protecting assets. But even if you have a trust, your estate plan should also include a… Read More
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Planning to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

Financial exploitation destroys the resources of many vulnerable elders. Losses amount to several billion dollars every year in the United States, according to one elder organization. Planning to prevent elder financial abuse is highly effective. The… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law
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What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

When you make a Will, you decide exactly how your property is distributed after your death. If you die without a Will, Georgia inheritance laws determine who receives your property and administers your estate. Dying Without a Will in Georgia A person… Read More
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Can I Contest a Will in Georgia?

In the State of Georgia, you can contest a Last Will and Testament by filing a caveat with the probate court, which states your legal objections to the validity of a Will. Only certain reasons constitute a legal basis for challenging a Will. Being di… Read More
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Planning For Nursing Home Costs

In Georgia, nursing home costs average about $80,000 a year at the present time, according to multiple sources. With many elders eventually needing nursing home care or another type of long-term care, planning ahead about how to pay those costs for y… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law
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Why Hire an Elder Law Attorney

Elder law is a relatively recent area of legal practice that embraces a wide range of matters that uniquely affect individuals as they age. Elder law attorneys are compassionate, caring lawyers dedicated to helping senior clients and their families a… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law
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What To Do When a Loved One Dies

When a loved one passes away, the most important priority is grieving your loss and taking care of your family and yourself. Just as bereavement counseling may be helpful during this difficult time, getting help with estate legal matters also eases y… Read More
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Categories: For Families

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