Category: Wills & Trusts


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

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

Are You Too Young to Have a Will?

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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

Benefits of a Charitable Trust in Georgia

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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

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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

Gaslighting an Elderly Person to Influence Will Beneficiaries

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In recent years, the term “gaslighting” has come to prominence in the public arena. Describing manipulating behavior that makes the victim doubt their own memories or sanity, gaslighting is a type of abuse. One of the ways that gaslighting is used involves coercion. An example of this may include manipulating an elderly person into creating  … Read more

What Are Your Plans for Your Estate After You Die?

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

When you plan to buy a house, car or make an investment, it is common to carefully think through your actions. Although considering the impact on those you love following your death may feel uncomfortable, it is important to have a plan in place to provide support. If you have money, property or other valuables,  … Read more

Why Set Up a Special Needs Trust?

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Are you concerned about the welfare of a special needs relative? When you are no longer around to take care of a disabled or elderly loved one, they may struggle to get by financially. Even if you have money that you could leave in a will, doing so could lead to greater hardship. Government benefit  … Read more

Advance Directives in Georgia

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As we age, it is important to prepare for our future medical and financial care. This planning takes the burden off our loved ones and can bring us peace of mind knowing that our wishes will be carried out. There are several options to consider as you begin planning, and it can become overwhelming without  … Read more

Do You Need to Create a Special Needs Trust in Georgia?

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If you care for a person with special needs, it may be time to think about what happens when you pass away. Ensuring that an elderly or disabled relative is looked after is not always as simple as it sounds. In fact, good intentions can often lead to a vulnerable person being left less financially  … Read more