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Who Should Have a Living Will?

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Do you know what will happen to you if you are suddenly in a severe auto accident or medical emergency and unable to communicate your medical wishes? Most people have strong feelings about the care they expect if they are in a coma or other critical medical condition. While some individuals want every effort made  … Read more

Warning Signs of Elder Financial Exploitation

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Unfortunately, the most vulnerable in our society are often the ones targeted for abuse, especially the elderly. There are many different types of elder abuse that occur, from physical and emotional to financial coercion and exploitation. One of the areas in which elders require assistance when they become disabled physically or cognitively is with their  … Read more

Benefits of Supporting Disabled Relatives with a Special Needs Trust

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Are you looking to leave assets to a disabled relative? The wisest way to do this is through a special needs trust, which preserves the individual’s eligibility for government assistance programs like Medicaid and Supplementary Security Income (SSI). However, the benefits of a special needs trust reach beyond securing government payments. A Special Needs Trust  … Read more

When Should You Hire a Probate Attorney?

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

While everyone on the planet will die someday, many people are unfamiliar with what to do with the financial concerns that happen when their loved one dies. The probate process is the legal aspect of handling the assets and debts of the deceased, which can be very taxing on those left behind. While not every  … Read more

Dealing with Half-Siblings and Stepchildren in Your Will

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Blended families are not uncommon in the state of Georgia. If you have left a relationship that resulted in children, you may wonder how it impacts a last will and testament. For instance, a new relationship may lead to you having more children or taking on stepchildren. This type of scenario can raise the question  … Read more

Support a Good Cause Through a Charitable Trust

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Do you want to help make the world a better place? A charitable trust could be how you do that. It is one of the best ways to support a charity, because it also provides you with financial benefits. The IRS offers attractive tax benefits for creating a charitable trust if you support an IRS-approved  … Read more

Your Powers and Responsibilities as an Adult Guardian in Georgia

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Many people have questions about guardianship, especially when it comes to adults. While it is often used to help protect an adult who needs managed care to ensure they live their best life, it can also seem daunting for some families. What does a guardian do and how do they do it? Guardianship Responsibilities Primary  … Read more

Coercive Elder Abuse & Will Manipulation

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Elder relatives are often vulnerable to abuse due to reduced physical or mental capacity. So naturally, we want to keep them safe and honor their wishes as loved family members. But unfortunately, some individuals would stop at nothing to abuse the trust or compromised decision-making that often comes with diminished mental faculties. Recognizing that an  … Read more

Estate Planning is Not Just for the Very Wealthy

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

It is a common misconception that estate planning is for persons who possess large/multiple properties or have vast amounts of wealth. Nothing could be further from the truth. Estate planning is about taking control of your future, and ensuring your wishes are honored in life and after death. Many people give more consideration to vacation  … Read more

Are You Too Young to Have a Will?

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

If you are in your twenties or thirties, you may think that wills are for older people. It is difficult to imagine the need when you are young and healthy. You may be surprised to learn that putting your wishes down in a will can cover more than your material possessions. Social Media Accounts Almost  … Read more