Lawrenceville (Gwinnett County) estate planning attorney Joel Beck warns of some problems that may arise from online or do it yourself estate plans and gives examples of possible costly mistakes that you should avoid.
In this video series, attorney Joel Beck discusses ten mistakes you want to avoid in your estate planning. In this episode 2, Joel discusses the mistake of not “hiring” the right people to serve in important roles such as executor, trustee, guardian, healthcare agent, and attorney in fact (agent under a power of attorney). But […]
How does Cinderella relate to Georgia estate planning? The story helps teach a very important lesson: if you want your stepchildren to inherit from you, you must be very intentional with your estate plan. And if you don't have an estate plan, your stepchild will miss out.
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 […]
Recent high school grads, before heading off in the fall for further studies or work, should make sure that they have in place the appropriate legal documents to protect themselves in the event of a need. In today's post, we discuss how a new college student can get their legal ducks in a row easily.
A recent study shows that only 18% of adults 55+ have in place a proper estate plan. So, that means the odds are good that your aging parents don't, and are rolling the dice. Read more in today's post about why that's problematic, and get some tips on how to talk to your parents about estate planning.
If your Will is lost, do you even have a Will? Can a copy be used to probate your estate - perhaps even if you destroyed the original intending to revoke it? Joel beck discussed Georgia's law and its presumption of an intent to revoke that arises when an original Will cannot be found.