What to Know About Advanced Directive for Health Care in Georgia

When someone is admitted into the hospital for treatment, one of the first questions he or she is asked is “do you have a copy of your advanced directive for… Read More

Harper Lee’s Will Unsealed: A Lesson in Estate Privacy

Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” was famously private and careful about how her novel was utilized in public space. When she died in 2016, her long-time attorney… Read More

My Parents Died Without a Will in Atlanta – What Do I Do?

The time after a parent passes is incredibly emotional. If your parent passed without a will, this period can also be very stressful. Without a will, it is not always… Read More

Grounds for Removing a Trustee

In a revocable or irrevocable trust document, one of the most important appointments involves the trustee. The trustee is the person that the grantor or settlor wishes to handle all… Read More

Protecting Your Child With a Special Needs Trust

If you have a loved one with disabilities or special needs, you have likely thought about how you will protect and provide for them after you have passed. Providing for… Read More

Facing a Dementia Diagnosis? Legal Steps to Protect You and Your Family

A dementia diagnosis is scary. You and your loved ones may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious about what lies ahead. The period after receiving a dementia diagnosis is time best… Read More

6 Questions About Dying Without A Will In Georgia

When someone dies without a will in the State of Georgia, that person’s “estate” will go through Georgia’s intestacy laws. Not many people understand what this means and what the… Read More

2018 Changes To Social Security and Medicare

Social Security and Medicare have been a focus on the news in recent years, as elected officials, analysts, and pundits discuss the possibility of these programs changing or coming to… Read More

Paying For Your Child’s Education With an Education Trust Fund

Parents today are already familiar with the high cost of funding a child’s college education. Setting aside enough savings for one child’s education is tough, but for multiple children, it… Read More

Distributing Your IRA Using A Trust

As you likely know, an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a savings account specifically designed for retirement that allows for special tax advantages. Money put into an IRA is not… 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.