An overview of Georgia asset protection laws and the many options to secure exemptions from creditors in both Georgia and Tennessee, including Domestic Asset Protection Trusts, Spendthrift Trusts, and Offshore Asset Protection Trusts.
How does a trust work? Why have they become so popular these days? To understand the function of trusts, you have to understand the probate process, because many Trusts are designed to avoid that process.
What does a sample Revocable Living Trust (Georgia) look like?
There are many different forms of Georgia Revocable Living Trusts.
An overview of Georgia living trust laws, tips for setting up a trust in georgia, and what you can expect from the process.
Blended families and inheritance in Georgia
How do wills and trusts work for blended families?
An overview of blended family estate issues.
An explanation of the difference between a handwritten Will and a holographic Will.
Some of the first things you need to do in order to make your Estate Planning easy.
Probated estates are subject to a variety of different costs and often these come from things like attorneys, executors, appraisers, sometimes you need accountants, and obviously the courts and a variety of situations depend on state law. A lot of it depends on the probate’s complexity, but fees can run anywhere from the thousands to tens of thousands of dollars. The good news is probate costs are often easily avoidable and they can be reduced just by avoiding probate in general.
You do need to keep a Notary handy whenever you are finalizing your estate planning documents, but not for the reason you may be thinking.