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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 and More by Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia, Estate Planning Lawyer Steve Worrall

Will vs. Trust: Which is Right for You?

Posted by Steve Worrall | Jul 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

When you sit down to create your estate plan, there are likely dozens of questions running through your mind. Who should get possession of your home? Who should run the family business? Will you create a college fund for your grandkids? What charity should you donate to? The options can be di...

Estate Planning For the Newly Married

Posted by Steve Worrall | Jun 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Now is the perfect time to start working on an estate plan—because, as newlyweds, you may not have a list of your accounts, but you've effectively just done a working inventory of your possessions—as you've figured out how to consolidate two households into one. You've already been working on...

Why Is My Trust So Long?

Posted by Steve Worrall | Jun 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

When you met with an attorney a few weeks ago, perhaps all you expected was a simple will. Maybe you thought that, with your situation, the work should be easy and the documents should be few. But now that you have finished working with the attorney, your parting gift is a large binder filled...

Four Things to Make Your New Job a Success

Posted by Steve Worrall | Jun 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

Congratulations on your new job! Getting a job begins a major chapter in your life. As you navigate this new territory, we are here to help ensure a prosperous transition. To protect the future you are creating, you need proper financial and estate planning. As you move through this new phas...

Legal Planning to Address Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Steve Worrall | May 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

There is currently no cure for the more than 5 million Americans who have Alzheimer's disease. Projections by the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org) are that by 2050 more than 14 million Americans will suffer from this disease. What can you do if you are medically diagnosed with Alzheimer's? Asi...

Happy 18th Birthday! Now What?

Posted by Steve Worrall | May 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Congratulations! You are now considered a legal adult. Aside from purchasing alcohol, there is now very little you cannot legally do. Even though you may not feel any different, from a legal standpoint, a lot has changed. When you were a minor (under the age of 18), your parents were conside...

Should My Loved One Needing Care Live With Me?

Posted by Steve Worrall | May 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Aging in place continues to increase in popularity, but what to do when you notice an older loved one is having trouble living safely at home is an issue many of us face. Troublesome signs like a dirty home in poor repair, unpaid bills, piles of mail, and food out of date or spoiled in the ki...

Leaving the Family Home: How to Start the Conversation

Posted by Steve Worrall | May 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jane lived alone after her husband died and the kids moved away. She started to forget things, like putting the kettle on to boil and coming back to find the stove on fire. This, together with her diabetes and osteoporosis, seemed to Jane's daughter Carolyn like a fast-approaching crisis. It ...

What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Posted by Steve Worrall | May 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Medicare and Medicaid are two different government programs for healthcare.  It is important to understand the difference between them.  Here, we will discuss how the program benefits differ, how eligibility for each program is established, and discuss some recent news pertaining to each prog...

Estate Planning: Why Me, Why Now, and Is a Will Enough?

Posted by Steve Worrall | May 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

You have worked hard for years, have family members and friends you care about, and have approached a time in your life when “estate planning” sounds like something you should do, but you are not exactly sure why. You may feel that you are not wealthy enough or old enough to bother or care. O...

How to Fix 5 Common Estate Planning Problems

Posted by Steve Worrall | May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Not surprisingly, most people loathe reviewing their estate plan because it can be both confusing and daunting. Others do not want to think about death and avoid the topic altogether. If you already have put an estate plan together, you are ahead of the curve as many people do not have one. I...

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