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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

How I Ring in the New Year

Posted by Steve Worrall | Dec 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

I hope this blog post finds you well and excited for a new year. 2020 has been challenging (to say the least), and I'm looking forward to taking some much-needed time off over the holidays to decompress a little.  I'm also planning to spend some time organizing my year-end financials and set...

How to Celebrate Holidays with Seniors During COVID-19

Posted by Steve Worrall | Dec 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

It's been quite the year, huh? Since COVID-19 took center stage, families with seniors have been scrambling to find ways to connect with their loved ones. And now, the holidays are upon us. What we really want to do is have a big family celebration where we can all cuddle up and drink hot cocoa...

AARP COVID-19 Dashboard for Nursing Homes

Posted by Steve Worrall | Dec 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

As COVID-19 continues its rampant spread among nursing home residents and staff, valuable and accurate data pinpointing areas of concern is often rife with haphazard data collection providing skewed information. The most recent Kaiser Family Foundation data analysis indicates that federal polic...

When is Medicaid Crisis Planning Appropriate?

Posted by Steve Worrall | Dec 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program available to individuals who meet certain asset requirements that help them pay for long-term care (LTC) costs. Long-term care often creates devastating financial impacts on Americans, particularly the elderly, and for those family members who lose ...

Leaving Property to Children in a Will

Posted by Steve Worrall | Oct 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

I read that when making a will, I could leave my property to my children “per stripes.” Why is the law talking about us like we're some kind of zebra?  The phrase is Latin and it is “per stirpes,” not “per stripes.” Some bits of property law are extremely ancient in origin and this is one of...

Thirteen Estate Planning Terms You Need to Know

Posted by Steve Worrall | Oct 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Estate planning—it is an incredibly important tool, not just for the uber wealthy or those thinking about retirement. On the contrary, estate planning is something every adult should do. Estate planning can help you accomplish any number of goals, including appointing guardians for minor childr...

Guardianship and Conservatorship Videos

Posted by Steve Worrall | Oct 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

View videos explaining the responsibilities and details of Guardianships and Conservatorships. Adults Guardianship and Conservatorship of Adults Video (English) Guardianship and Conservatorship of Adults Video (Spanish)   Minors Conservatorship of Minors Video (English) ...

The Top Ten Myths About Risks for Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Steve Worrall | Sep 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Polling shows that the number one worry for Americans as they age is memory loss, outpacing fears of insufficient monies, and loneliness. The most prevalent among all dementia is Alzheimer's disease. According to the Alzheimer's Association Facts and Figures Report, Alzheimer's accounts for an ...

Keep Your Estate Plan Current

Posted by Steve Worrall | Aug 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

You should check your estate planning documents every so often, to make sure they're still good, especially with big life changes like births, marriages, divorces, and moving to another state. Children grow up, marriages dissolve, property gets sold, residences change. That's why we recommend t...

Lattes and Legacies - Wills of Our Founding Fathers

Posted by Steve Worrall | Jul 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Happy Independence Day! 2020 For today's episode of ☕ Lattes and Legacies ⚖️, a short presentation on the wills of some of our founding fathers.  If you are on Facebook, for more videos like this, please join our Facebook Group, ☕ Lattes and Legacies ⚖️ As we grow the audience, I will be posting...

Enforcing Social Distancing for Elderly Relatives

Posted by Steve Worrall | May 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

With nearly every region in the country living under some type of "stay at home" or "shelter in place" order during the current novel coronavirus pandemic, it can be frustrating trying to adhere to these new rules. It's even more challenging for those of us who are responsible for making sure o...

Maintain Your ‘Voice’ During Disability In Marietta

Posted by Steve Worrall | Apr 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

  Estate planning covers more than death and taxes; for many people, it's about maintaining their “voice” and clearly outlining their wishes in the event of incapacity or disability in Marietta. Far too many people assume that their loved ones know their wishes and are prepared to honor them if...

Wills vs Trusts– Which Do You Need? 

Posted by Steve Worrall | Apr 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Planning your estate is an important step in protecting your assets, your wishes, and the people that matter to you the most. There are a number of options available, as any estate planning lawyer can tell you. Do you need a will?  A trust?  Is it possible that you don't need either? It's very...

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