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Learn about hiring an estate planning attorney in 2019

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You can’t browse the internet or watch television without seeing an advertisement for “Draft your own Will online” and Do-It-Yourself Will-writing software packages.  Of course, we all want what’s easiest,

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12 Step Guide to Marietta Estate Planning in 2019

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Do you have an estate plan lined up for your family’s future? If not, you certainly aren’t alone. As many as 50% of all Marietta residents have yet to prepare

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Top 10 Most Common Types of Trusts in Georgia in 2019

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 Thinking about setting up a trust in Georgia? Are trusts really necessary? Isn’t a Last Will and Testament enough for simple estate planning? Ultimately, the tools you choose to create

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17 Pro Tips for Marietta Estate Planning in 2019

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High-net worth Georgia families, high-liability professionals and Georgia business owners face some significant challenges when it comes to protecting their assets from creditors, lawsuits and estate taxes. What’s their secret?

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John P. Farrell chosen as Up-and-Coming Estate Planner

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PeopleMaven, the world’s largest people search engine, recently made a list of up-and-coming estate planners consisting of experienced attorneys, advisors, and authors as nominated by their peers and community.  They

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Marietta Estate Planning Attorney Beginner’s Guide

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Estate Planning can seem like a daunting task and many people I run into tell me they don’t know where to begin.  Interestingly, like many things in life, getting started

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John P. Farrell featured in U.S. News & World Report

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Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss making a Will with Rachel Hartman, a contributor for U.S. News & World Report.  She was writing an article about Wills and the

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5 Great Estate Planning New Year’s Resolutions

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            Happy 2019 !!  It is not uncommon for people to set Resolutions for the New Year and they especially set them in the area of estate planning.  Now that

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Does a Will have to be Probated in Georgia?

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This is a question I get all the time when I’m talking to people outside of the office about what I do.  Typically, when people are in the office, they

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5 Celebrities with Amazing Estate Planning Mistakes and 2 that Got it Right

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Many people make estate planning mistakes and celebrities are no exception.  Take Aretha Franklin, for example, who recently passed away without having a Last Will and Testament.  Often times, these

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