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Does Sunset of the Current Federal Estate and Gift Tax Exemption Affect Your Estate Plan?

For 2024, the lifetime federal estate and gift tax exemption stands at $13.61 million per person. In the absence of Congressional action, the exemption will be roughly cut in half — to about $7 million per person — on January 1, 2026, due to suns… Read More
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Estate Planning For Special Needs Families

If your family includes a special needs child or special needs adult, estate planning is a crucial priority. Special needs planning may protect the assets of the child or adult and ensure that they do not lose eligibility for government benefits. Due… Read More
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Talking With Your Aging Loved Ones About Estate Planning and Other Concerns

As your loved ones age, they focus increased attention on specific concerns about their well-being and the future. You can provide substantial, meaningful support by talking with your aging loved ones about estate planning for seniors and other criti… Read More
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Estate Planning for Seniors Who Are Newly Married

As you approach your 60’s or even your 50’s individuals who celebrate a new marriage need to be attentive to the unique estate concerns that arise when marrying late in life. Those concerns should be addressed by making certain that each senior h… Read More
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Understanding Fiduciary Duties

Fiduciary duties are a key principle in estate planning, elder law, and asset protection planning. When you designate a fiduciary or are asked by a loved one to serve in a fiduciary capacity, it is essential to understand the nature of fiduciary duti… Read More
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Is a Trust the Right Estate Planning Choice for You?

When you make an estate plan, you want to make certain that your loved ones benefit from your financial legacy to the greatest extent possible. There are several different estate planning strategies for passing your assets along to your loved ones af… Read More
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What Is the Difference Between Estate Planning and Elder Law?

Attorneys who practice both estate planning and elder law draw on their specialized skills to help you accomplish significant life-centered goals both during your life and after death. While these two types of legal concerns are closely related and o… Read More
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What Documents Are in a Georgia Estate Plan?

An estate plan is as unique as the individual who creates it, because the plan reflects the person’s personal and financial circumstances. Even so, certain specific legal documents belong in every Georgia estate plan. Your estate planning lawyer ta… Read More
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Updating Your Estate Plan: When Is It Necessary?

Putting an estate plan in place provides you with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have taken care of yourself and your family for the future. To maintain the sense of accomplishment, you need to make sure you keep the plan current.… Read More
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Placing flowers on a grave concept for Talk with a Medicaid planning attorney when considering a burial contract.

How Does a Burial Contract Affect Medicaid Eligibility?

Seniors often consider buying a burial contract to pay for final expenses, to save loved ones from being responsible for the costs. While Georgia Medicaid rules for long term care benefits have a burial exclusion in calculating assets for eligibility… Read More
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