Estate Planning

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 …

Savannah Estate Lawyer: Basics of Trust Administration

Wills and trusts administration is an interesting aspect of estate planning law, and one that has a really important impact on the beneficiaries of an estate.  Generally speaking, a lawyer in Savannah who does wills and trusts administration will offer a variety of services. Administration with a Will When the deceased has left behind a will, Continue Reading …

How Marital Status Affects Estate and Tax Planning in Savannah

Who can get married and who can’t is an issue that estate and tax lawyers in Savannah are following closely.  Beyond social and religious meaning, marriage brings with it certain rights and benefits.  A person’s marital status affects so many legal aspects of life, all the way through who will inherit property after death. Tax Benefits Continue Reading …