Financial Protection for Unmarried Couples

There are all kinds of reasons to wait before doing an estate plan. We hear them all the time: “I am not out of debt yet.” “I am not wealthy… Read More

A Text Is Not A Will

Last week, a court in France ruled that a text message sent shortly before a man’s death in 2016 altering his will was not enforceable. The court decided that a… Read More

Aretha Franklin Passed Without a Will or Trust. Three Lessons We Can Learn From the Queen of Soul’s Passing

Aretha Franklin recently passed away at 76 due to advanced pancreatic cancer. Last week, the media reported that the Queen of Soul died without creating a will or trust. Her… Read More

How the CHRONIC Care Act Will Impact Medicare Recipients

In February 2018, the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act was signed into law. This law, which will go into effect in 2020, will… Read More

Building a Legacy: Charitable Contributions as a Part of Your Estate Plan

As an estate planning practice, we meet with a lot of individuals and families that want to focus on building wealth and developing strategies that will protect loved ones in… Read More

How a Second Marriage Affects Your Estate Plan

Estate Planning for a Blended Family When two families join to create a new family, this new arrangement can create complications for estate planning, especially when the new spouses have… Read More

Using a Revocable Living Trust to Transfer Real Estate

If you have been reading our blog, you have heard us talk about revocable living trusts (RLTs) before. If you haven’t, or if you don’t quite remember the ins and… Read More

Dying with Debt: How Creditors Can Impact Your Legacy

  Very often, clients tell us that they wish they hadn’t waited so long to start the estate planning process. It can seem scary or overwhelming, and there are a… Read More

Last Chance at the FAASF Social Security Benefit: If you are turning 66 in 2018 or 2019, this article is for you!

  For many older Americans, Social Security is an essential source of retirement income. If you are nearing retirement age, you may expect to rely on these monthly benefits, based… Read More

Including Grandchildren in Your Estate Plan

Estate Planning Around Grandchildren Many individuals preparing an estate plan do not only consider their children in the plan but grandchildren, as well. In fact, the grandchildren are often more… Read More

Atlanta, GA Estate Planning Attorney, Brian M. Douglas, assists clients in all areas of life & wealth planning. Services provided include estate planning, trusts and estates, planning wills and trusts, power of attorney, probate and trust administration, small business law, corporate law, real estate transactions and law, long-term care and Medicaid, veterans benefits, charitable planning, special needs and disability planning, estate tax planning, business succession planning, Medicaid crisis planning, and asset protection. Brian M. Douglas serves all of Atlanta, Georgia, along with Cobb County, Cherokee County, Fulton County, Forsyth County, Dekalb County, Gwinnett County, and Douglas County.