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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

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...

Alzheimer’s 101 – Understanding the Basics

Posted by Steve Worrall | Mar 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is Alzheimer's Disease? Alzheimer's disease is defined as an irreversible, progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age. It is the most common form of dementia.  What causes Alzheimer's Disease? Alzheimer's disease is caused by a generalized deterioration of the ...

Your Doctor Left Your Health Plan - Now What?

Posted by Steve Worrall | Mar 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Going to the doctor is more than just casual small talk with a stranger. Often, you must explain your ailment quickly and succinctly, trust that your doctor has your best interests at heart and will keep your confidentiality; and make yourself vulnerable and talk about health issues that may be...

How to Use Zoom

Posted by Steve Worrall | Mar 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Georgia Estate Plan: Worrall Law LLC is using Zoom video conferencing to help us stay connected with our clients. This will allow us to meet virtually, via our phones or computers.  Using Zoom with your phone: Dialing in on the phone is the easiest way to use Zoom, although it is audio only...

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