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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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How Estate Planning Protects You During Your Life

Many people do not realize that an estate plan does a lot more than determine distribution of your property after your death.  Careful estate planning protects you during your life as well. Your Estate Plan Protects You and Your Family An important… Read More
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How To Protect Your Children’s Inheritance From Strangers and Gold Diggers

How would you feel if you knew that your children would never receive the financial legacy you built for them?  As unthinkable as it sounds, children can be cut out of the family estate when a deceased spouse leaves everything outright to the surviv… Read More
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What Is the Effect of Income-Producing Property on Medicaid Eligibility in Georgia?

Medicaid is program funded jointly by the State of Georgia and the federal government that may benefit senior residents needing long-term care.  The eligibility rules for Medicaid are extremely complicated.  One particular issue that arises with so… Read More
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Recent Changes in the Georgia Power of Attorney Act May Affect Your Estate Plan

Georgia law governing powers of attorney changed substantially on July 1, 2017.  Additional changes became effective on July 1, 2018.  If you created your power of attorney before the changes, or if you consider creating a power of attorney now, un… Read More
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How Does Life Insurance Affect Medicaid Eligibility in Georgia?

In our Medicaid planning practice at Asset Protection & Elder Law of Georgia, clients often ask whether life insurance affects Medicaid eligibility in Georgia.  Sometimes it does — and other times it does not.  If it does, you can address the… Read More
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Inherited IRAs Lose Asset Protection in Georgia

In June 2014, a decision of the United States Supreme Court concerning inherited Individual Retirement Accounts sent repercussions through the estate planning and financial planning communities — and had a significant financial impact on a woman wh… Read More
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Thinking of Gifting Your House to Your Kids? (Stop! Read This First!)

You might be thinking that transferring ownership by gifting your house to your kids is a sound estate planning idea. Maybe your home is the place you raised your family, a place that holds all your best life’s memories. It only makes sense that yo… Read More
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Summary of Changes to the VA Pension Eligibility Rules

On October 18, 2018, new rules regarding eligibility for VA pension were implemented by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  The new rules are quite comprehensive, however, they also provide more opportunities to qualify for these impo… Read More
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Points to Discuss with Your Aging Parent

Your parent is getting on in age, but you don’t have a clear idea if there is a plan in place for their care. It is a difficult topic to broach; no one wants to talk about death and the financial realities that come with aging. Instead of havin… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

Power of Attorney Misconceptions

A durable power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have.  It allows someone who you appoint (your agent) to make decisions on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated. If you have not appointed an age… Read More
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Categories: Power of Attorney

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