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What Happens to My Debts When I Pass Away in Georgia?

Posted by Joel Beck | Sep 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

Navigating the landscape of estate planning often leads to questions about the impact of one's debts after passing. It's a valid concern. Everyone wants to ensure their loved ones are taken care of and not burdened financially. Here's a friendly and approachable blog to understand the implication...

Understanding Probate Without a Will in Georgia

Posted by Joel Beck | Sep 06, 2023 | 0 Comments

Imagine this: A loved one has passed away, but there's no will in sight. Amid the grief and loss, a host of legal questions arise, sparking confusion and concern. This situation is not uncommon in Georgia, where many families face the prospect of probate without a will. To bring some clarity in s...

What is Estate Planning and Why is it Necessary in Georgia?

Posted by Joel Beck | Sep 05, 2023 | 0 Comments

Estate planning is a comprehensive process that involves preparing and organizing your assets for their eventual transfer after you pass away. The goal is to ensure that your loved ones are provided for in the best possible way, reducing uncertainties and potential conflicts. More than just decid...

What is a Will, and How Does it Differ from a Trust?

Posted by Joel Beck | Sep 04, 2023 | 0 Comments

Navigating the world of estate planning can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially with terms like "will" and "trust" often used interchangeably. However, while both are essential tools in the estate planning process, they serve different functions. Understanding these differences can help you m...

Who Should I Choose as My Executor or Trustee in Georgia?

Posted by Joel Beck | Sep 01, 2023 | 0 Comments

Navigating the realm of estate planning can often seem like an intricate puzzle. One of the most crucial pieces of this puzzle is determining the right executor or trustee. Let's delve deeper into understanding these roles and how to make the best choice for your unique circumstances. Understand...

What Happens if I Die Without a Will in Georgia?

Posted by Joel Beck | Aug 31, 2023 | 0 Comments

Among the many decisions Georgia residents make, one often overlooked, yet vital, query stands out: what becomes of our assets and our loved ones once we're gone, especially if there's no will to guide them? The answer, in its complexity, may be startling. Many are unaware that without a will, co...

Should All of My Assets Be Listed in My Will in Georgia?

Posted by Joel Beck | Aug 29, 2023 | 0 Comments

In Georgia, like anywhere else, drafting a detailed and comprehensive will is a crucial aspect of estate planning. This process involves deciding who will inherit your assets after your passing. But should you list all of your assets in your will? While this may seem like an obvious choice, the a...

Exploring the Benefits of a Living Trust in Georgia

Posted by Joel Beck | Aug 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

Estate planning is an important step to ensure the protection and transfer of your assets according to your wishes. While there are several tools available, living trusts stand out for several reasons. Peach State Wills & Trusts is here to guide you in understanding the benefits of a living trust...

Decoding the Process of Will Reading in Georgia

Posted by Joel Beck | Aug 14, 2023 | 0 Comments

At Peach State Wills & Trusts, we get asked quite frequently about how a will is read in Georgia. As estate planning lawyers, it's our duty to set the record straight. What we have seen in movies and television might not always align with reality. The Fiction of Will Reading You've probably see...

Understanding Spousal Power of Attorney in Georgia

Posted by Joel Beck | Aug 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Navigating the intricacies of estate planning can be complex. Here at Peach State Wills & Trusts, we often come across a common misconception: that spouses automatically have power of attorney for each other. However, this isn't accurate. Let's dive into the topic of spousal power of attorney in ...

Understanding Probate Value Thresholds in Georgia

Posted by Joel Beck | Aug 09, 2023 | 0 Comments

Probate is the legal process that validates a deceased person's will and settles their estate. It involves inventorying the deceased's assets, paying their debts, and distributing the remaining assets as the will dictates or, in the absence of a will, as per Georgia's laws of intestacy.  The nee...

The Consequences of Not Filing a Will in Georgia

Posted by Joel Beck | Aug 08, 2023 | 0 Comments

In the Peach State, having a will isn't just a good idea—it's essential. A will is often the blueprint of your wishes about the distribution of your assets after your demise. It's a legal document that allows you to express your preferences about who should inherit your estate and manage it. But ...

Georgia's Inheritance Tax Landscape

Posted by Joel Beck | Aug 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

In the realm of estate planning, one key component often on the minds of clients is inheritance tax. Inheritance tax is a levy paid by a person who inherits money or property, or a levy on the estate left by a person who has passed away. However, for residents of Georgia, there's good news. Georg...

Deed Recording in Georgia

Posted by Joel Beck | Aug 03, 2023 | 0 Comments

A crucial, often overlooked, aspect of property ownership transfer and estate planning is deed recording. In essence, it's the official process of documenting a property's ownership transfer from one party to another in Georgia's public records. It's a fundamental procedure that solidifies your l...

Understanding Probate and How to Avoid It in Georgia

Posted by Joel Beck | Aug 02, 2023 | 0 Comments

Probate, often associated with stressful and time-consuming processes, is something most people would prefer to avoid. But what exactly is probate, and why would you want to bypass it? Let's dive into understanding probate in Georgia, and how you can strategically avoid it. Unpacking Probate Pr...

The Pitfalls of Irrevocable Trusts in Georgia

Posted by Joel Beck | Jul 27, 2023 | 0 Comments

Estate planning is a critical task that requires a thoughtful approach. Often, our clients ask us about irrevocable trusts and whether they should establish one. While irrevocable trusts have benefits, it's crucial to understand that they come with potential drawbacks too, especially in the conte...

The Importance of Medical Decision Makers in Georgia

Posted by Joel Beck | Jul 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

When it comes to protecting your health and wellbeing, the choice of who will make medical decisions on your behalf should you become unable to is a critical one. This person, often referred to as a healthcare agent, plays a vital role in upholding your medical preferences and safeguarding your h...

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