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What to Include in a Living Will

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We all want to provide for our families after we pass on, but it is also important to leave instructions for our family members in the event a medical condition leaves us incapable of making medical decisions on our own. A living will is a way to care for your family and remove from them  … Read more

The Benefits of Mediation in Guardianship Disputes

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One of the most difficult phases of life occurs when our parents can no longer fully care for themselves. The circle of life reverses roles, placing the children in the place of caregiver. For adult children, the decisions that must be made concerning their elderly parents are difficult. Children want to make sure their aged  … Read more

How To Avoid Probate Problems

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If you search the web, you will find many examples of probate horror stories. There are many reasons that probate can turn into a courthouse circus, but this kind of drama can be avoided with careful estate planning. What is Probate? Before we discuss the problems that can occur, we need to understand probate. Probate  … Read more

The Importance of Special Needs Planning

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The challenges of parenting a special needs child can be daunting, and sometimes it is easy to delay the important things like financial planning for their future. A recent study conducted by the University of Illinois found that less than half of study participants had completed long-term planning for their special needs children. When to  … Read more

3 Benefits of Settling an Estate Through Probate

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When a loved one has passed, the process of grieving begins. However, the process of executing their will, should they have one, and settling their estate has also begun. Choosing how to handle the financial resources left behind depends mostly on the complexity of the will and the number or size of assets. There are  … Read more

Dealing With Guardianship Disputes

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Guardianship is never a simple matter. Whether the individual (or ward in legal terms) is a child or a vulnerable adult, it is important to ensure that his or her best interests are at the heart of any dispute. Unfortunately, these matters often result in a fight between two or more parties (guardianship disputes), with  … Read more

A Power of Attorney is Not What You See in the Movies

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The thought of giving someone power of attorney (POA) over your affairs may be disconcerting. However, if your fears stem from murder mysteries that you have read or seen on the big screen, you are probably not getting all the facts. Fiction and media are largely sensationalized; they are designed to garner a specific reaction  … Read more

End-of-Year Charitable Planning

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The end of the 2019 tax year is just around the corner, so now is the time to complete any last-minute charitable giving to offset your tax burden. End-of-year charitable planning includes a review of the year’s financial status and possible tax burdens, and how you can mitigate high tax rates. Turner Law, LLC can  … Read more

Elder Law Needs in Georgia

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Estate planning can become a messy and stressful situation for families. Advance planning is the best approach. Instead of facing the public process of guardianship through the court, you may wish to hire an elder law attorney. There are plenty of benefits that will give the entire family peace-of-mind that healthcare and personal affairs are  … Read more

Special Needs Trust

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Are you worried about your loved one with a disability? Do you want to ensure that they are taken care of and not lose any of their current benefits? A special needs trust may be the answer for you. A special needs trust is set up for a person with physical and/or mental disabilities who  … Read more