Divorce and Estate Planning: Part 1 – The Introduction

Whether your divorce is easy or hard, there are almost certainly more legal issues to address during and after a divorce to ensure that your assets are protected, you’ve planned appropriately for yourself and for any children, and that you’ve got plans in place to protect yourself by ensuring the appropriate persons are empowered to make decisions for your healthcare and financial management in the event of your incapacity. In this blog post series, we'll address the main four issues people should act upon promptly.

Moving Assets to Joint Ownership is NOT an Estate Plan

Sometimes, a person will tell us that they want to make a child a co-owner of their assets to make distribution of their assets easier, to ensure their wishes are followed. Doing that presents many risks, and may result in very different outcomes that hoped for. We usually recommend against this as a way to conduct your estate planning as it is not a true plan.

Estate Planning in Georgia for Singles

Estate planning for singles is important, and it can be argued that it is more important than for married persons in some respects. But singles may have some special considerations present in their planning that deserve attention and thought. In this article and video, attorney Joel Beck highlights some planning considerations for singles.