It is important for married couples to understand their rights to a deceased spouse’s estate. This is particularly important in a second marriage situation or other circumstance where a child’s rights in the decedent’s estate may be in conflict with those of the surviving spouse. The Georgia and South Carolina Probate Codes both name the…

A Trust is often a foreign and intimidating concept for non-Attorneys. Depending on what may have been heard on the radio or shared by a friend, it may be tempting to allow fear to dissuade someone from learning more about this important planning tool. Below, we explore a few trust planning myths that we at…

May is National Elder Law Month “Elder Law” is a niche area of Estate Planning that has developed as a result of the ever-growing senior citizen population in America. Due to increasing longevity and cost of care, traditional retirement planning may not address all of the potentialities many of our senior citizens will face in…

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) is now officially law and it’s good news for most Americans. These are a few of the provisions that we believe will impact our clients from an estate planning perspective. Standard Deduction is Almost Doubled. For single filers, the standard deduction is increased from $6,350 to $12,000. For…