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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

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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

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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

Guardianship and Conservatorship Disputes in Georgia

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

If you are concerned about an aging loved one, you may be considering the need for a guardianship or a conservatorship to take care of their physical and financial needs. If you are fortunate, your aged loved one had the foresight and ability to draft a plan for their care before it was needed. If  … Read more

Benefits of a Charitable Trust in Georgia

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

If you are estate planning, you may want to donate to a charity that is important to you, but you also want to provide for your family. Charitable trusts are a wonderful way to give to your favorite causes, and you can rest assured that you can provide for your family as well. Types of  … Read more

Consider an Advanced Directive or Living Will

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Thinking about palliative or end-of-life care seems like a task that should be contemplated once a person is elderly. The reality is that even the young and otherwise healthy could experience a life-changing event at any time. A tragic accident, complications from illness or surgery could result in a terminal condition. Many people do not  … Read more

3 Estate Planning Documents for Newlyweds

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If you just got married, you are most likely working with your significant other on how to share responsibilities together as a couple. Now is the perfect time to start working on an estate plan as your accounts and possessions are minimal at this point. When planning your future, you may want to start preparing  … Read more