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Probate Explained – and How to Avoid It!

Probate is a court process that occurs after someone dies and involves the court overseeing the distribution of the deceased’s assets to their heirs or beneficiaries. In this article, we’ll explain the probate process and discuss alternatives to probate to help protect your heirs and assets.   The Probate Process

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Who Can Override a Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is a document in which the creator (the “Principal”) names someone they trust (called an “Attorney-in-Fact”) who can act on their behalf when they are not able. There are several different types of Power of Attorney (often called a “POA”) and many people execute more than

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Estate Planning and Intellectual Property

Estate planning can be much more than putting together a Last Will and Testament (will) or naming a guardian for minor children, although these aspects of estate planning are important. A comprehensive estate plan can be quite complex, as it encompasses many different types of assets that a person may

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Pass The Love Along Through Proper Estate Planning

Everyone loves surprises on Valentine’s Day, right? While that’s usually true, there are some surprises we could all do without. Losing a parent or loved one, or dealing with physical or mental incapacities while they are still with us, are surprises no one loves. But you can make things easier

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Estate Planning For Medical Professionals

Estate planning is essential to protecting your wealth and passing assets to loved ones. However, estate planning for medical professionals can be more complex and legally complicated. Some physicians and medical professionals may have delayed wealth accumulation, while others carry the financial burden of personal liability from malpractice claims. All

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Understanding Inheritance Tax In Georgia

When a person passes away, the assets they leave behind could be subjected to estate or inheritance taxes, depending on the state. While these taxes may be a financial burden for loved ones, not all states will levy a tax against a deceased individual’s assets. All states have their own

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How to Avoid Estate Taxes: Planning for the Future

Easing the burden for the people you love is one of the biggest reasons people engage in estate planning. For some families, estate taxes can be a serious burden, especially if the estate doesn’t have many liquid assets. Estate taxes haven’t been an issue for many people since the estate

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Talking to Your Heirs About Your Estate Plan

The idea of talking to your heirs about your estate plan may fill you with anxiety or fear. Maybe even resentment (It’s none of their business) or guilt (I’m not leaving as much as I’d hoped).  Those feelings are normal — and shared by lots of people.  But it’s important

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Non-Profit: Rescue Dog Games

RescueDogGames is a Howl-O-Ween party in Atlanta, Georgia that supports several of our areas Pet Rescue Organizations including Atlanta Lab Rescue, PALS, Tiny Paws Rescue, and Bosley’s Place. The organization’s purpose is to give dogs a unified stronger voice about the importance of pet adoption. Rescue Dog Games brings these strong pet rescues and

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