What is a Georgia Power of Attorney, and what does it do?

A Georgia Power of Attorney (POA) is one of the three foundational estate planning documents that most adults in Georgia need in place (the other two are the Advance Directive for Healthcare and a Last Will and Testament). Essentially, a POA allows you to appoint an agent to act on your behalf and manage your […]

Estate Tax Update for 2019

The federal estate tax exemption increases for 2019 over the 2018 amount, though the exemption is still set to dramatically decline in January 2026. In this short article, we outline the current and future exemption amounts, and highlight where some risk might still reside for Georgia adults who don't have solid plans in place.

Wills: Here’s Why Not To Do It Yourself.

This NYT article praises a do-it-yourself approach to estate planning for some people, while providing misinformation about the true cost of good legal services, while also overlooking the real dangers of a DIY approach. In today's post we'll tackle this issue head on and explain why a DIY approach to wills and other planning documents can be dangerous and costly.