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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

Larry King and the Holographic Will

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

Larry King passed away in January due to complications with COVID-19. At the time, he was in the middle of a divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn. His net worth is estimated to be some $144 million. Shawn has been adamant that the pair have had an estate plan in place for many years. However, l...

Does Your Estate Plan Cover a Pandemic?

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) gave name to the disease-causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. The coronavirus disease 2019 shortly after became known by its abbreviation, CO for corona, VI for virus, D for disease, and 19 for the year of the outbreak; COVID-1...

What If No One Wants My Stuff?

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

A critical question to ask yourself when creating an estate plan is who will get your stuff when you pass on? While most people think about who they would like to receive the major items—homes, retirement accounts, savings—personal property such as jewelry, clothing, sports equipment, vehicle...

Estate Planning is Like Building a Snowman

Posted by Steve Worrall | Jan 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

A complete estate plan must include certain essential parts. In fact, it is similar to building a snowman in some respects. The traditional snowman has several critical components: bottom, middle, and top snowballs, as well as “arms” and a “face.” If any of these are left out, the snowman can...

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...

Getting Ready for 2021

Posted by Steve Worrall | Dec 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

This year is quickly coming to a close. For many of us, December 31 cannot come soon enough, as 2020 has been anything but a walk in the park. The first quarter of 2020 brought a worldwide pandemic. Not only did this raise concerns about everyone's health and safety, but it also fundamentally ...

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...

Coming of Age and Powers of Attorney

Posted by Steve Worrall | Sep 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

When your child turns 18 (in most states), it might be hard to imagine that little child who once needed you for everything has now become – overnight – an adult. Now your child is free to vote, marry, apply for a credit card, make medical and financial decisions, sign contracts, and live ind...

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...

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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