The Georgia Department of Community Health announced that it would begin implementing the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program in May 2006. Under this program, funds are recovered from the estate of the individual who received services, after the member’s death, for Read More

Life Insurance Trusts

Using a trust to receive life insurance proceeds, whether a revocable life insurance trust or an irrevocable life insurance trust, has a number of advantages.  One important consideration is that the proceeds of a large policy can be managed professionally Read More

Advanced Directive for Healthcare

Living Will GEORGIA ADVANCE DIRECTIVE FOR HEALTH CARE Karen S. Hindson, Hindson & Melton LLC In 2007, Georgia created a statewide form known as Advance Directive for Health Care. The legislature intended this document to combine provisions of a living will and a Read More

Living Wills In Georgia – Advanced Directives

We get lots of questions from people about living wills – such as do they need one, is the one they have current, and how would their existing living will be interpreted under Georgia law. Current Georgia statutes include an Read More

Mileage Rates for 2012 – Tax Deduction

Part of estate planning is making sure you have an estate to plan!  This means making a habit being intentional about your daily financial spending, money management, and recordkeeping. You are probably aware that you can deduct mileage on your federal Read More

Estate Planning – Atlanta Georgia and Charleston South Carolina

Hindson & Melton LLC, is a premiere Charleston and Atlanta area provider of estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate administration legal services. Our firm offers a full range of estate-planning instruments and services for individuals and families interested in preserving their own, or their parents’ Read More

Roth IRA Income Limits for 2012

Roth IRAs can be an important tool for your financial and estate plan.  Most people know that there are income limits for  making Roth IRA contributions.  But what are the limits? For 2012, the AGI – Adjusted Gross Income – limit Read More

Estate Planning – Save Taxes and Increase Your Estate in 2012

It’s time for New Years’ Resolutions!   Making the most of your current income and saving on income taxes can help you maximize your estate.  This is an important part of estate planning. I often read that it can be smart Read More

Tax Tip re Mileage Deduction

A friend who is a CPA suggests that everyone take a dated cell phone picture of their car odometer on January 1st of each year.  While there is no case law supporting this as documentation, it might come in handy if Read More

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