Avoiding probate in Cobb County, Georgia, is a very real concern for people who want to make sure certain assets such as stocks, bonds, brokerage and bank accounts automatically pass to their heirs upon their death.
In such a…more
As a Marietta special needs attorney, I’m often asked, “What exactly is a Special Needs Trust?”
For starters, a special needs trust is legal entity created to hold assets of a person with a mental or physical disability. The…more
With all the talk about the future of the Bush tax cuts, one aspect of taxation that isn’t getting quite as much press is the reappearance of the estate tax.
As of January 1, 2011, the estate tax will once again rear its ugly…more
As a Marietta divorce lawyer, I know that getting a divorce in Georgia can be an overwhelming process. There are so many decisions to make and things to do that it’s hard to keep everything straight. And as a Marietta estate…more
We all make New Year’s resolutions…
Spending more time with family…
Learning a new language…
Few of us think of our investment portfolio in terms of resolutions. But we should.
This is a great time…more
When you finally make the decision to plan your estate, you’ll hear the same words over and over again…
Power of Attorney…
Those words are the stock and trade of estate planning…more
The end of the year is always a good time to reassess where we are financially…
Plan for the future…
Correct past mistakes…
And, most importantly, change course if needed.
This year, a review of your estate plan is…more
You finally got around to making a will, so now you can rest easy.
You went online, found the forms, filled them out and you’re done. If anything happens to you, your loved ones are taken care of.
One less thing to worry…more
The face of the American family is changing. As an estate planning lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia, I have certainly seen that change.
Since 1970, the number of what are considered “non-traditional” families (i.e., unmarried…more
when we think of guardianship, most of us think of who to name as legal guardians for our children. You know, just in case.
It’s hard to imagine Mom or Dad needing a legal guardian.
Something about that concept just…more
For Marietta Georgia wills and estate lawyers like me, estate planning means so much more than just avoiding taxes and planning for death. Instead, it’s about preserving your “whole family legacy,” which includes family values,…more
As an Atlanta area estate planning attorney, I’m often asked, “what is exactly is a health care directive or living will?”
Basically, a health care directive, commonly known as a Living Will in Georgia, is a legal document…more
I want to share some of my knowledge as an Georgia probate lawyer and give you a brief overview of the 4 ways your inheritance can be passed down to your children and how you can ultimately protect your inheritance from impulse…more
As a Marietta and metro Atlanta estate planning lawyer, I know one of the most important decisions a parent can make is determining who will care for their kids if something tragic happened to them. I also know it’s very easy…more
As an Atlanta elder lawyer, I help people plan for long-term care costs on a regular basis.
Long-term care can include any service that helps people who have a prolonged illness. The illness can be a physical disability or a…more
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