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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 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 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 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 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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Late Life Remarriages, Family Legacies and Asset Protection

Late life remarriages can — and often do — interfere with the inheritance expectations of adult children and grandchildren. In some cases, the cause is the wish of the remarried spouse to take care of a new (and often much younger) spouse. A real… Read More
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Family Estate Planning

How To Protect Your Family Legacy For Your Children and Grandchildren

Individuals who spent their lives building security for their family want to make sure that their children and grandchildren receive the benefits of their life-long labors. For many people, keeping the family legacy in the natural bloodline is one of… Read More
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How Do-It-Yourself / DIY Wills Create Substantial Risks

People sometimes mistakenly believe that making a Will online or using a form sounds like a good money-saving idea. The truth is that creating a Will or estate plan using a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) service or a form involves substantial risks. If you mak… Read More
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