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Estate Planning Awareness Week: Having a Conversation with Your Family About Their Estate Plan

By MendenFreiman LLP |

In 2008, Congress recognized the need for the public to understand the importance and benefits of estate planning by passing House Resolution 1499, which designated the third week of October as National Estate Planning Awareness Week. Nevertheless, according to a 2019 survey carried out by Caring.com, 57 percent of adults in the United States… Read More »

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Why Hire an Atlanta Tax Controversy Lawyer?

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No one wants to deal with a tax dispute with the Internal Revenue Service or the Georgia Department of Revenue. Individuals and businesses can be subjects of a tax dispute, which can be very stressful and overwhelming regardless of the issue involved. There are numerous reasons why you or your company may wind up… Read More »

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What is a Spouse Entitled to Inherit?

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Spouses have a vested interest in leaving as much financial security as possible for the other spouse once they are gone. Estate planning is the best way to accomplish this but not everyone creates an estate plan. The state has an interest in ensuring the surviving spouse receives a sufficient portion of the deceased’s… Read More »

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What to Expect With the Probate Process in Georgia

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There is a longstanding belief that going through probate is a horrific process, and the entire estate is at risk of being wiped out due to expenses and fees. While probate can be emotional and stressful, it does not have to become a nightmare, especially in Georgia. Compared with other states, Georgia offers a… Read More »

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Key Provisions to Consider in Governing Documents for your Business

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Are you ready to go into business with someone? That is excellent news, but make sure you are prepared — even when the other party is a longtime friend, family member, or business associate. Things can seem easy and reliable in the beginning; but like any relationship, there is a chance it will deteriorate…. Read More »

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Supreme Court Ruling Directly Impacts Georgia Law on Taxation of Trust Income

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In a decision that presents meaningful income tax planning opportunities for Georgia residents, especially business owners and wealthy families, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in North Carolina Department of Revenue v. The Kimberley Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust, 588 U.S. ____, that North Carolina violated the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution… Read More »

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The Impact of a Business Partner’s Divorce

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Maintaining good relationships with business partners and other key personnel in a company is essential to smooth and effective operation and avoiding potential business law issues. For business partners and executives, a marital divorce among this group can detrimentally affect business operations. Advanced planning by the business and its owners is vital. Effective planning… Read More »

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When is it Time to Update Your Estate Plan?

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Estate plans — when structured properly — can help you accomplish many things. They allow you to maintain control of your assets, yet protect you should you become incapacitated. They take care of your family and pets. If carefully crafted, they reduce fees, taxes, stress, and time delays. Estate plans can even keep your… Read More »

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