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Are Trusts Only for Rich People?

A common misconception about estate planning is that trusts are only for rich people. The truth is that many people with modest assets can benefit from including a trust in their estate plan. To determine whether a trust can help you — and what kin… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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How to Avoid Probate in Georgia with the Right Estate Plan

The State of Georgia requires many estates to go through probate, which is a statutory legal process. Probate takes time and costs money. It also makes the financial details of the estate public information. Avoiding probate is a legitimate estate pl… Read More
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Categories: Estate Planning
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How an Elder Law Attorney Helps You or Your Senior Loved One

The origins of elder law date back to the 1970s, following enactment of the Older Americans Act in 1965. Now — more than ever — an elder law professional can provide essential and critical support to help aging adults and their families address t… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law
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Why You Should Make Sure Your Home is Protected Before Entering a Nursing Home

Many aging adults eventually require a stay in a nursing home or another type of long-term care. Often, one of the resulting concerns is what happens to a person’s home if they enter a nursing home. Fortunately, there are legal strategies that can… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law, Medicaid
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How a Retirement Account Trust Can Protect an Inherited IRA or 401(k) Affected by the SECURE Act

A recent federal law called the SECURE Act has potentially catastrophic consequences for owners of an IRA or 401(k) and their beneficiaries. If the owner names individual beneficiaries for those accounts, or names certain types of trusts as the named… Read More
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Categories: Estate 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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Elder financial abuse

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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