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Posted by Joel Beck | Feb 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Peach State Wills & Trusts is proud to announce that we have once again been voted among the best estate planning firms in Gwinnett for 2020 by Gwinnett Magazine's Best of Gwinnett, and it's all thanks to your support. We are proud to receive this honor, and even prouder that our clients have c...

Your Pets: What happens to them if something happens to you?

Posted by Joel Beck | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

I don't know about your house, but at the Beck household, we've got some furry family members. Our dog, Belle, is part hound and mostly mutt. Then we've got two Siamese cats, Phineas and Ferb. They agree with each other in their disdain for Belle, but otherwise, it's a happy family. I'm sure if y...

Legal Planning for College Students

Posted by Joel Beck | May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

May brings graduation season. And soon thereafter, newly graduated high school students head off to college, trade school, or to start a career and begin new adventures. But for most of these grads, at 18 years of age, they are an adult in the eyes of the law, and Mom or Dad don't automatically h...

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

Posted by Joel Beck | Oct 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a recent article in the New York Times (Making Wills Easier and Cheaper with Do-It-Yourself Options), the author notes that many people don't have a will in place and that online do-it-yourself type services may be a good op...

Do I need a new will if I get married?

Posted by Joel Beck | Aug 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Do I need to redo my will If I've gotten married? That's a question we get from time to time. Here's the short answer: Your will is not totally invalid, but it may not be fully followed. And your new spouse may very well be able to claim a portion, if not all of your estate, even if that pe...

What does “Per Stirpes” Mean in a Will?

Posted by Joel Beck | Apr 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the questions we get from time to time is this: The Will says that assets are left “per stirpes.” What does that mean? The latin phrase “per stirpes” could be translated as by the roots or by the stocks. These days, we generally say that it means ” by representation” and it specifies...

Do I have to treat my children the same in my will?

Posted by Joel Beck | Nov 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some people ask us this question as we work with them to develop their estate plan: “Do I have to treat my children the same in my Will?” Or, a variation is, “Do I have to leave the same inheritance to each of my children?” The answer is easy. You don't have to treat your children the same, and i...

Moving Assets to Joint Ownership is NOT an Estate Plan

Posted by Joel Beck | Jul 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

From time to time, one of the questions we get about estate planning is whether someone should just take all or most of their assets, such as financial accounts and their home, and add a child as a joint owner on that asset. The thinking is usually that doing this may make the process of distribu...

What happens if you die without a Will in Georgia?

Posted by Joel Beck | Jun 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the questions we get from time to time is, “What happens if I die without a Will in Georgia? That's a good question. Hi, I'm attorney, Joel Beck, of The Beck Law Firm LLC in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In today's short video we'll answer that question. If you die without a Will you're sa...

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