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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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Do You Need a Lawyer for a Georgia Power of Attorney?

In Georgia, a durable power of attorney for financial matters (POA) is an important legal document that everyone needs. While you can sign a POA form without help from an attorney, the only way to make certain that your Georgia power of attorney is v… Read More
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Fiduciary Duty

Who Are the Fiduciaries in Your Estate Plan? (and What That Means)

When you create an estate plan, you name individuals to act on your behalf and for your benefit, as well as implement your wishes, if you become incapacitated or pass away. The people you designate for those responsibilities are fiduciaries. Under Ge… Read More
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Does the Executor of an Estate Need a Probate Attorney in Georgia?

Under Georgia law, the executor of an estate has substantial legal responsibilities. Completing probate and estate administration involves numerous complex legal documents and details — and it takes time. Individuals named as executor in a will oft… Read More
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Things To Know About Estate Planning

Estate Planning Terminology Explained

Estate planning includes the use of special terms that may be confusing the first time you come across them. To help demystify the estate planning process, the explanations that follow will help you understand common estate planning words and phrases… Read More
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Covid-19 Update: How Can…

Covid-19 Update: How Can Elders and Their Families Stay Safe?

While the State of Georgia and most other states have begun to relax social and economic restrictions arising from coronavirus Covid-19, elders and their families should continue to take precautions to protect against infection. The risks to seniors… Read More
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Your Legal Needs Matter M…

Your Legal Needs Matter More Than Ever During Covid-19 — Including Your Estate Plan. We’re Here to Help.

During this unsettling time of the coronavirus Covid-19, all of us at Asset Protection & Elder Law of Georgia share the worries of every individual and family. But above all, we are ensuring that the legal needs of existing and new clients are me… Read More
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Dividing Your Estate Amon…

Dividing Your Estate Among the Beneficiaries

Making an estate plan involves a number of extremely important decisions. You have to decide who will inherit your estate. Then, you need to determine how to divide your estate among your chosen beneficiaries. But what happens if your circumstances c… Read More
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SECURE Act 10-Year Mandat…

SECURE Act 10-Year Mandatory Distribution Requirement for Inherited IRAs and 401(k)s Impacts Estate Plans

Estate planning for inherited IRAs and 401(k) became more complicated with passage of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 — commonly known as the SECURE Act. The new law includes a requirement applicable to many in… Read More
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