Ways to transfer an estate’s IP rights

When it comes to transferring wealth through estate planning, a few things may come to mind: houses, possessions and money. But in the case of creatives like authors, artists or inventors, intellectual property is another aspect of that wealth. It is important for...

When is a simple will enough?

A common theme among estate planning articles is that a simple will is not enough. Do not let these articles scare you as, for most people, a will is more than sufficient. According to Dave Ramsey, a simple will is a document that lets you outline what assets you want...

What are living trusts?

Two big pillars of estate planning are wills and living trusts. Most people are familiar with the concept of a will: it is a document that can act as a guide for distributing assets or making arrangements after one's death. For instance, you can use a will to ensure...

What happens if I don’t have a will?

Like other states, Georgia law specifies what happens when a resident of this state dies without leaving a will or other estate planning documents. Basically, if a person is married at the time of the death, then the spouse will receive the entire probate estate. If,...

An estate plan takes care of many needs

When planning your future, you should think about your family and business and what happens if you are unable to make decisions. Careful estate planning can help assure that these needs are met. An estate plan can assure that there are trusted agents to oversee and...

What do I need for my will to be valid?

It is not only important to have a will but it is also important that the will is valid and will accomplish the estate planner’s wishes after they are gone. As a result, it is helpful for estate planners to know what makes a valid will. What makes a will valid can...

Choosing the right guardian for your child

If anything were to happen to you, you’d want your child to be in the best care possible. While this scenario is never fun to think about, it’s important to plan for – just in case. But choosing the best guardian for your child is not an easy task. There are many...

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