The Difference Between a Revocable and Irrevocable Trust

A trust can be an excellent estate planning tool to help individuals protect their assets for their loved ones and to ensure that they avoid paying tax liabilities on their… Read More

Three Common Mistakes When Naming an IRA Beneficiary and How to Fix Them

Despite the fact that retirement accounts can be among the most valuable assets in a person’s estate, they are often overlooked during the estate planning process. Especially if your IRA… Read More

Questions to Ask a Probate Attorney at the First Meeting

Following the death of a loved one, the thought of going through probate for that person’s estate can seem daunting. It helps to come prepared before meeting with a probate… Read More

How to Protect Heirlooms From a Family Probate Feud

Compared to real estate, bank and brokerage accounts, and insurance policies, family heirlooms do not generally take pride of place in the estate planning conversation. Tangible personal property (things like… Read More

Asset Protection: When A Will Won’t Work

A will is usually the first thing people think of when they hear the phrase “estate planning.” While a will is generally the simplest form of estate planning, it does… Read More

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

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.