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4 Mistakes That Could Invalidate Your Will

Posted by Joel Beck | Sep 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

Once your Will has been properly signed and witnessed, your estate plan is officially in place.  You don't need to take it to the courthouse or file it with the state. There's no waiting period for it to take effect.  It won't expire. It is valid, and will remain valid… Unless something happ...

Don't Leave Your Trust Unfunded

Posted by Joel Beck | Aug 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

We've discussed the advantages of revocable living trusts before. While (contrary to popular belief) they aren't necessary for everyone here in Georgia, RLTs may be of benefit to those who own property outside of Georgia, have blended families, concerns about asset protection for children, or p...

Estate Planning Attorneys vs. Probate Attorneys

Posted by Joel Beck | Aug 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

What is the difference between an estate planning attorney and a probate attorney? Many people use the terms interchangeably, but while some attorneys may handle both estate planning and probate matters, these are actually two distinct practice areas. At Peach State Wills and Trusts, we prac...

What If I Don't Know Anyone to Serve as My Executor?

Posted by Joel Beck | Jul 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

One of the most common obstacles to completing one's estate planning is determining who will serve in the roles of Executor, Trustee, Agent, or Guardian. The people who take on these responsibilities will have the authority to manage your probate estate, manage your affairs and make medical d...

What Qualifies as a Will in Georgia?

Posted by Joel Beck | Jul 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

As we've discussed before, many people misunderstand the estate planning process and requirements, especially when it comes to the Last Will and Testament. Misinformation abounds as to what actually qualifies as a Will. The concept is even a popular TV trope. Consider Parks & Rec's Ron Swanson's ...

4 Years of Georgia's Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Posted by Joel Beck | Jun 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

On July 4th, residents of all 50 states will celebrate our country's 245th birthday with hamburgers, hotdogs, pool parties, and fireworks displays. In the state of Georgia, July 1st marks another important anniversary, of which most residents will be unaware. On this day four years ago, Georgia...

What is the Self-Proving Affidavit with my Georgia Will?

Posted by Joel Beck | Jun 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

When you sign your Will at Peach State Wills and Trusts, there will be two witnesses in the room with you. The role of these individuals is to witness you sign your Will and sign it themselves as witnesses. In addition, the witnesses also sign a self-proving affidavit along with you. This aff...

Will the State Get My Assets if I Die Without a Will?

Posted by Joel Beck | Jun 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Recently, we discussed common misunderstandings of how the state will distribute one's assets if they die without a Will, but this another question that we frequently hear about intestate succession. Some people are under the impression that if you die without a Will, the state steps in and ...

BEST OF GWINNETT—THANKS TO YOU!

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...

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