Georgia Wills and Trusts Lawyers See a Rise in Incentive Trusts

A growing number of people in Georgia are realizing that they can have more of a say in how their estates are used after they have departed, the use of incentive trusts has increased as a result.  Parents, especially, are directing their trusts lawyers to add guidelines and stipulations that need to be met in Continue Reading …

Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples in Savannah

While married couples are most obviously in need of the services of an estate planning lawyer in Savannah, unmarried couples may actually need it more.  It’s a pretty well known fact that when a married spouse passes away, the other will likely inherit a considerable portion of the estate, simply by virtue of the legal marriage. Continue Reading …

2015 VA Pension (Aid & Attendance) Rates

Here are the VA Pension (Aid & Attendance) rates effective from December 2014 through December 2015.  These rates reflect a 1.7% cost of living adjustment (mirroring the COLA for 2015 Social Security rates): Status Benefit Annual Benefit Monthly Unmarried Veteran     Aid & Attendance $21,466 $1,788 Housebound $15,725 $1,310 Basic $12,868 $1,072 Married Veteran Continue Reading …

Do You Need a Savannah Probate Attorney?

In the state of Georgia, it’s not legally required for you to hire a probate lawyer after the passing of a loved one, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea.  For one thing, a Savannah probate attorney will have a lot of insight into the process, which is something most folks just don’t have.  Continue Reading …

A Savannah Special Needs Attorney’s Take on the ABLE Act and New Savings Opportunities for Disabled Individuals

Thanks to a new law passed in Congress last month, disabled individuals will no longer have to choose between saving a small nest-egg for future care expenses or preserving long-term eligibility for low-income benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Social Security Insurance (SSI). Under the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, individuals with disabilities now Continue Reading …