April 2017 Archives

Handling online accounts after a loved one dies

People of all ages in Georgia and many other places now use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to communicate and stay on top of the news. When someone passes away, unless there is a person assigned to manage his or her accounts afterward, they will stay active. This can cause the deceased's friends and family to experience unnecessary pain and grief. In some instances, people may even see suggestions to add a deceased person as a friend.

Tips for estate planning in Georgia

When creating an estate plan, many Georgia residents focus on their will and how they want their property distributed when they die. While these are important topics, people should also think about other things. Some potential areas of concern for someone creating an estate plan include funding their funeral and setting up a revocable trust.

Trusts play important role in estate planning for parents

Estate planning consists of several tools that are important for Georgia parents who are looking to protect the well-being of their children. Parents can provide protection from the possibility of incapacity or death by ensuring assets are used for their children's benefit. In many cases, this situation will call for the use of a revocable living trust as part of the estate planning documents.

Designating a guardian for your children

If you have minor children, appointing a guardian ranks among the most important parts of your estate plan. There are many legal and personal issues to consider while making your decision. A knowledgeable estate attorney can help you come up with effective provisions that will benefit your children.

Special Workshop Event!

     Gibbs Financial Group is sponsoring a free "Estate Planning Essentials" Workshop at the Atlanta Athletic Club, 1930 Bobby jones Dr., Johns Creek, on APRIL 13 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. To sign up contact Gibbs Financial Group 770-753-6359. Attorney James Miskell of the Estate Planning Law Group of Georgia will be speaking. 

Choosing the right people in an estate plan

One difficult aspect of estate planning for some Georgia residents may be choosing who should fulfill various roles. Positions such as executor, trustee and guardian all require different skill sets, and in some cases, a person might have chosen loved ones or family members who might not be suitable for the role. An attorney might be able to help a client make the right choices.

Upcoming Workshops

3 Easy Steps To Protect Your "Stuff" This workshop addresses frequently asked questions and common misconceptions on Wills & Trusts, Asset Protection, Nursing Home Issues, and Medicaid Qualification.

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Call Us Today To Schedule A Consultation

We are ready to help you start planning. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at 770-822-2723 or 866-735-9628. You may also contact us online.


Johns Creek Office
11555 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097

Toll Free: 866-735-9628
Phone: 770-822-2723
Fax: 770-573-3379
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Lawrenceville Office
1755 North Brown Road, Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

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