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Pros and Cons of a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust

A Medicaid Asset Protection Trust (MAPT) is one option a person may consider to protect their assets from Medicaid and nursing homes or long-term care.

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Changing Or Revoking A Will

Writing a Will is an important step in securing your family’s future, but it can be daunting. It’s important to understand that you have options when it comes to changing or revoking a Will. You have the option of simply writing a codicil – a legal document that amends an existing Will – to make changes, alternatively, you could revoke your current Will and write a new one.

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POUR OVER WILLS

What is a pour over will? A pour over will is an estate planning tool that can be used to ensure that assets that were not connected to yor trust duuring your lifetime are “poured over” into the trust after you pass away. This type of testamentary document can help protect your estate and make sure that your heirs receive the inheritance they are entitled to.

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Writing a Valid Will in Georgia

Writing a valid will is an important part of ensuring that your wishes and desires are carried out after your death. In Georgia, there are specific regulations and requirements when it comes to creating a legal document that is accepted by the court as a valid will. Preparing such a document can be daunting, but with proper research, guidance, and consideration of all relevant factors, you can create a legally-binding testament to your estate.

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Make Reviewing Your Estate Plan One of Your New Year's Resolutions

The beginning of a new year is a good time to take a look at your estate plan to make sure it is up to date. Less than half of people actually have any estate planning documents in place and many of those people may have outdated documents. Documents that were created when your children were born may need updating 20, 30, or 40 years later, after your family and financial situation have changed entirely.

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Will Medicare Pay for Housekeeping Services?

Medicare is federal health insurance for people over 65, some younger people with disabilities, and those with end-stage renal disease. Coverage of housekeeping services under Medicare can depend on several factors.

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After a Dementia Diagnosis: Preparing for the Future

A diagnosis of dementia, a category of diseases affecting memory and thinking that includes Alzheimer’s disease, can feel overwhelming and upsetting. You might worry that you will lose control over your life and ability to make your own decisions. Fortunately, receiving a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s does not mean that you cannot execute legal documents or make decisions about plans for your future finances and health care.

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HOW TO TALK TO YOUR LOVED ONES ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING DURING THE HOLIDAYS

It's that time of year again where families gather together to celebrate the holidays. For some, this is a cherished tradition filled with excitement and joy. For others, it can be a reminder of loved ones who are no longer with us. Either way, the holiday season is often a time when people reflect on what is important to them.

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IRS Raising Annual Gift Tax and Estate Tax Exclusions in 2023

Although inflation is generally nothing to be pleased about, the IRS recently announced inflation-adjusted changes to the annual gift tax annual and estate tax exclusions for 2023. If you are considering wealth transfer tax planning, these are welcome increases.

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CHARITABLE GIVING

With the end of the year fast approaching, it is important to plan for tax savings. Charitable giving can be a great way to save on taxes and make a difference in the lives of others. Not only does charitable giving provide you with a tax deduction, but it also provides you with an opportunity to give back and support your local community.

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