Category: Wills & Trusts


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

Benefits of Supporting Disabled Relatives with a Special Needs Trust

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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?

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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

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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?

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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