Don’t Let a Stranger Decide Who Raises Your Kids!

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Have you met your locate Probate Judge? Most people have not, but that could be the person who decides who raises your minor children if you do not put a

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When Do You Need a Professional Trustee?

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I was speaking with an elderly gentleman recently who was concerned about the money he would leave his family upon his passing. He has been widowed for many years and

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John Farrell Sworn in as a Magistrate Judge

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We would like to offer our congratulations to our founding attorney, John P. Farrell. Mr. Farrell was recently sworn in as a part-time magistrate judge with the Cobb County Magistrate

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Do I Need to File the Will?

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“Do I need to file the Will?” This is an interesting question I get all the time. Typically, the person will tell me they are the surviving spouse and everything is

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Announcing Our New Office in Chattanooga

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The Farrell Law Firm, PC is pleased to announce the opening of its Chattanooga office and is excited to join the legal community in such a wonderful city. Chattanooga Office: 200

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New Year’s Resolution: Estate Planning

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Happy 2017!! Now that the New Year is upon us, there is never a better time to resolve to get your affairs in order so you can have the peace

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Biggest Mistake Married Homeowners Make with Estate Planning

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The biggest mistake married homeowners make in Georgia is incorrectly assuming the surviving spouse will get the marital home once the first spouse passes away. More often than not, most

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Is Life Getting in the Way of your (Estate) Plans?

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I worked with a woman recently who wants to get her estate plan in place, but she’s having a difficult time taking that proverbial first step. She came to one of my

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The IRS raises the Estate Tax exemption for 2017

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Although many families do not have to worry about the Federal Estate and Gift Tax, but for those who do, failing to plan for this tax can cost families severely

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Top 5 Family Members who stir up trouble following the passing of a loved one.

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The Squater – this is the family member who attempts to live in the house of the person who recently passed away. Often, this family member will attempt to live

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