September 2016 Archives

Tips for creating an estate plan

Georgia residents who do not have an estate plan may want to consider creating one. Estate plans are not just for wealthy people nor are they only about distributing assets to heirs. They are also about being prepared in case of incapacity, among other things.

How to avoid common estate-planning mistakes

Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for loved ones in Georgia and across the U.S. to pass away unexpectedly without having a written will in place. According to a 2016 study by Harris Poll for Rocket Lawyer, 64 percent of U.S. adults have no will. In addition, many people have wills that aren't properly prepared.

For Gwinnett and Johns Creek Readers:Estate Planning Lessons from the Late Anna Nicole Smith

After nearly 20 years of litigation and fighting in the press, the conflict between the estates of Anna Nicole Smith and her billionaire husband J. Howard Marshall has been resolved. On Monday August 18th, a federal judge in Orange County rejected Smith's estate's last-ditch attempt to obtain roughly $44 million from the late Texas oil tycoon in the form of sanctions for delaying tactics employed by Marshall's heir and lawyers throughout the long-running battle. The judge noted that Smith's estate failed to provide sufficient evidence of actual damages suffered as a result of the aforementioned tactics. 

Passing assets to beneficiaries who can't manage money

When parents in Georgia are thinking about estate planning, they might be worried about their children squandering their inheritances too soon. However, there are steps that parents can take to help prevent their children from mismanaging the inheritances that they receive.

Medicaid and long-term care insurance

It could be anything from multiple sclerosis to a car accident--but suddenly you find yourself in need of some help. Unexpected catastrophes can and do happen. Not often, but often enough that you should be prepared for your future in the event that you need long-term healthcare. Whether it is a nurse coming in weekly or round-the-clock care, most people do not have the means to cover the unexpected cost associated with intensive medical treatment.

Medicaid and long-term care insurance

It could be anything from multiple sclerosis to a car accident--but suddenly you find yourself in need of some help. Unexpected catastrophes can and do happen. Not often, but often enough that you should be prepared for your future in the event that you need long-term healthcare. Whether it is a nurse coming in weekly or round-the-clock care, most people do not have the means to cover the unexpected cost associated with intensive medical treatment.

The importance of estate planning

Some people in Georgia may delay their estate planning because the subject can be a little scary. After all, estate planning requires a person to face two unpleasant topics: death and taxes. While estate planning may not be fun, a person who dies with no estate plan may end up leaving their family members with obligations that are much scarier than writing a detailed will.

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