Georgia’s same-sex marriage laws evaporated with the announcement of the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision. The landmark United States Supreme Court decision requires States to: - license a marriage between two people of the same sex, and - recognize a marriage between two people of Read More

Tax Saving Tip for Surviving Spouse or Senior Couple

couple photo DS Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) – a tax savings tip for income tax savings Case study #1: “Jane”, a surviving spouse over the age of 70 ½, receives annual Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from the IRAs her husband left naming her Read More

4 Estate Planning Tips

4 Estate Planning Tips As part of Georgia estate planning, consider a revocable living trust to address your potential future incapacity. If you like the idea of using a revocable living trust as part of your estate plan for incapacity but don’t want to transfer your assets into a Read More


Will my children be  able to attend private school after the divorce?  The following may help you answer that question. Did your children attend private school during the marriage?  Your Atlanta divorce lawyer will ask you this question, because if your children have attended Read More


photo1   Life is good…enjoy  #coolthings ! Funding a Roth IRA for teenager with earned income…   #coolthings 10,000 steps a day   #coolthings Revocable trust income taxed to the grantor (at grantor tax rates, not trust tax rates) during lifetime under grantor trust rules if grantor or spouse is Read More


couple photo DS All too often, friends and family miss signs of family violence in their loved ones.  The Georgia Commission on  Family Violence has created a family violence screening tool for health care providers.  This health care protocol is a useful educational resource for anyone wanting Read More


Do Not Resuscitate orders can be confusing.  Does having a health care power of attorney for someone authorize me to order a “do not resuscitate” ( DNR ) for that individual?  The basic answer is no; a licensed physician must sign the Do Not Resuscitate order based Read More


image “Powerful but gentle; enjoys a good breeze.  Will compete for a carrot….” This is a great horse.  I like the looks of his velvety coat, gentle eyes, and the contrasting color at the edge of his ears.   I like the carefree manner in which his mane blows in the breeze.  Read More


Karen-Hindson I was at Gwinnett County Juvenile Court this week and saw a new display with brochures related to teenage drinking – information and resources for teenagers and parents.  There is also information about legal consequences for adults who host teenage drinking.   Here are Read More

What if I die without a Will in South Carolina?

IMG_3187 South Carolina law will determine who receives your assets if you die without a valid Last Will and Testament.  Dying without a will is called “intestacy”, and each state has its own intestacy law.  There are lots of variations in Read More

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