WHAT’S IN YOUR . . . GLOVE COMPARTMENT?!?

If you live in Georgia, I hope your answer to the question is, “A fully executed Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare”. I bet you didn’t expect that, did you?  When I experienced a motor vehicle accident, I learned the hard Read More

REVOCABLE TRUSTS AND TAXES

Karen S. Hindson Georgia and South Carolina estate planning clients frequently ask whether creating a revocable trust saves income tax or estate tax.  The answer is that generally, revocable trusts do not avoid income or estate taxes.  Here are some of the rules Read More

USING A TRUST TO PLAN FOR YOUR INCAPACITY

Morning Walk Trusts are often used as an estate planning tool in Georgia, South Carolina, and other states.  Here are some strategies to consider in using a trust to plan for your incapacity. Create a trust and transfer assets now Create a trust and transfer Read More

Eat Your ESTATE PLANNING Vegetables

Eat Your ESTATE PLANNING Vegetables Brussel sprouts, okra, green beans, roasted with olive oil, Italian herbs, crushed red pepper – does this sound delicious?  Maybe, maybe not.  But it’s definitely good for you.  I ate my Georgia farmers market vegetables tonight as an investment in future good health. Estate planning is Read More

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day Happy Mother’s Day!  For my family, the dates between May 10th and May 16th every year mark some of our happiest dates.  They include my daughter’s birthday, my mother’s birthday, my grandmother’s birthday, and of course, Mother’s Day.  We have Read More

FACEBOOK AND YOUR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT

Have you mentioned Facebook, or any other social media or social networking site, in your Last Will and Testament?  I don’t mean as a beneficiary.  Have you given any thought to what would happen to your social media postings, photos, Read More

If I Die Who Gets Custody of My Child

If I Die Who Gets Custody of My Child If I die who gets custody of my child under Georgia child custody law?   It is scary how often we hear this question from concerned parents. Concerns About the Other Parent. Sometimes the child’s other parent would be a disaster as a Read More

2013 ESTATE TAX LAW UPDATE FROM HINDSON AND MELTON LLC

Key features of 2013 estate tax laws after American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) include the following.  Information from partner Karen Hindson of the Georgia and South Carolina estate planning firm Hindson & Melton LLC: The exclusion amount of $5 million continues in Read More

Estate Planning Checkup ǀ Hindson and Melton LLC

Estate Planning Checkup - Last Will and Testament. Have there been signficant changes in your assets or your family situation since you signed your Last Will and Testament? Are the persons you named as Executor, Guardian for your children, or Trustee Read More

Living Will for Georgia or South Carolina Residents

Living Wills for Georgia or South Carolina residents need not be complex, but the decisions contained in these documents could be incredibly important to your family.   The statutory living will forms for both states are provided here at no cost as a public service.  If Read More

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