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Articles and Videos With News and Thoughts on Issues in Georgia Regarding Wills, Living Trusts, Guardianship, Advance Directives, Living Wills, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Guardianships and Conservatorships, and More by Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia, Estate Planning Lawyer Steve Worrall

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Wills and Trusts

Posted by Steve Worrall | May 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

We are seeing a growing number of online websites offering Do-It-Yourself legal documents and estate-planning software. Surprisingly, most attorneys will tell you that there are some everyday forms where this approach makes good sense. In fact, many law firms offer a selection of standard le...

Revising Your Old Estate Plan

Posted by Steve Worrall | May 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

I'm Steve Worrall from Georgia Estate Plan. We're an estate planning and probate law firm serving Marietta and Woodstock, Georgia, and the surrounding areas. I often hear the question about whether and how often you need to review your estate planning documents, so that's what I'm going to discus...

Common Myths Marietta Estate Planning Lawyers Encounter

Posted by Steve Worrall | Mar 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Estate planning lawyers in Marietta sometimes feel like they're fighting an uphill battle.  We have seen first-hand just how important a good estate plan is, and we certainly want others to understand why it's imperative.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths that estate planning lawyers enc...

QTIP Trust - Will My Spouse Get What They Need?

Posted by Steve Worrall | Mar 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

What is a QTIP trust? A qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) trust is an estate planning tool that married couples can use to minimize uncertainty about the future and maximize certain tax advantages. Since no one can predict how much they will own at the time of their death, which ...

Estate Planning Lessons We Learned from US Presidents

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

February 21 is the day on which we celebrate several US presidents who made noteworthy contributions to our country. As with any discussion that involves politics, a discussion about US presidents risks generating a variety of opinions about which reasonable minds can disagree. However, polit...

Using Real Estate Deeds in Estate Planning

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

When using trusts in estate planning, a key element includes transferring the trustmaker's real estate into the trust by recording a deed with the local recording authority. This step is crucial for ensuring that the trustee has the authority to manage and ultimately sell or transfer the prop...

Springing Financial Powers of Attorney

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Estate planning in Marietta is about more than preparing for the inevitable. A good estate plan should also consider the unexpected. Your plan may have detailed instructions for what happens when you are no longer around, but what if something goes wrong while you are alive? If you can no lo...

A Priceless Valentine's Gift In Times of Uncertainty

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Marietta GA Estate Planning Lawyer suggests the Ultimate Gift of Love for your family: an up-to-date estate plan! With budgets tight and uncertainty in the air, this Valentine's Day is the perfect time to give your loved one a priceless gift that never grows old — financial security. Sure, yo...

Five Goals You Can Accomplish with an Estate Plan

Posted by Steve Worrall | Jan 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Estate planning has five major purposes, one or more of which will surely apply to you. With a good estate plan you can: 1. Designate how your assets are to be distributed among beneficiaries after you die. 2. Avoid or minimize the delays and expense of probate. 3. Appoint a guardian for your minor children and a person to manage the children’s assets. 4. Provide for the possibility that you will become incapacitated and unable to manage your finances or make medical and other decisions for yourself. 5. Eliminate or minimize estate taxes.

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