ESTATE PLANNING NOTEBOOK | Gifts of the Season | February

February getaway February is the the month for love, valentines, chocolates, and warm weather getaways. Make an estate planning notebook your “gift of the season” to show your love in February. Personal estate planning notebook for key information Start a notebook for 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

RIP A.J. Chavis III

A.J. Chavis III Audrey “A.J.” Chavis III, you died too young. We will never forget you. Rest in God’s arms.    June 2014     Karen Hindson  Read More


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

Importance of Estate Planning

One of the benefits of being an Atlanta estate planner is the network of financial and legal professionals working in the estate planning field.  Thanks to financial planner Peter Miralles for sending me his Atlanta Wealth Consultants LLC September 2013 newsletter.  There is Read More


What rights does a South Carolina father have if not married to the mother of the child?  The answer is that South Carolina unmarried fathers rights are very limited, unless you take steps to protect yourself and your relationship with 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


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

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