Digital Assets and Estate Planning: What You Need to Know

The days of having only physical assets like tangible personal property, and intangible property like bonds, investment accounts, and other bank accounts are long gone. With the introduction of social media, email, and other digital accounts, your legacy is more online than you may think. All of these digital accounts make up your digital assets. […]

Common Misconceptions About Wills and Trusts

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As estate planning attorneys for nearly 30 years, we have created our fair share of estate plans. During this time, we have come across some clients with estate planning misconceptions that hinder them from beginning their estate plans. We believe in empowering our clients with knowledge regarding their future. In this blog, we will debunk […]

Choosing A Business Entity for Your Business

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Starting a small business can be an exciting time for new entrepreneurs. With so many choices needing to be made, it can all be a bit overwhelming. Whether it’s deciding what your business will look like or where you will work,  you shouldn’t have to worry about setting up your business structure on your own. […]

Planning for Your Future: The Importance of Estate Planning

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We’ve spoken about this topic in our social media, but we wanted to give you all a more in-depth view of estate planning. Estate planning: we’ve all heard it, but why does it hold such importance? If you are young, you may feel like estate planning is something you have time to think about, but […]

What Does a Closing Lawyer Do, and Why Do You Need One?

We often get asked what exactly a closing lawyer does. Firstly, we may be referred to by many names: real estate attorney or lawyer, title attorney, title, escrow, the title company, or closing attorneys. In Georgia, an attorney can only represent one party to a transaction. In residential transactions, though we represent the mortgage lender […]

Common Real Estate Scams 

Whether you are buying, renting, selling, or already own your home, it’s important to stay vigilant and ensure you don’t fall victim to scams. Scammers are creative and not to be underestimated! Therefore, it’s crucial to stay informed. Real estate scams are common and can play out in several ways. Title or Deed Scams Title […]

Probate – What Is It and Why Do I Need It?

Loosely, probate just means “to prove.” In a specific sense, Probate is the legal process thatdeals with the proving of a Last Will and Testament and the administration of a deceased person’sestate. The purpose of probate is to ensure that the decedent’s assets are distributed according to theirwishes and that any outstanding debts are paid […]

What is a POD?

POD generally stands for Payable on Death.  POD is a designation you may be able to add to your financial accounts.  Certain financial accounts use TOD, transfer on death, instead, but the concept is the same.  When you use one of these designations, you own the account during your lifetime and when you pass away, […]

Sellers’ Market?

Sellers Market?  Yes, it is! Q2 2022 Still a Seller’s Market  According to National Mortgage Professional   ATTOM recently released its second-quarter 2022 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that profit margins on median-priced single-family home and condo sales across the United States hit another record of 55.5%, following the largest quarterly gain in a decade. After […]

Title Theft: UPDATE

Update posted 2/14/2023 A FREE title/deed monitoring service is available now statewide in Georgia called F.A.N.S.  Their press release says: January 17, 2023  [. . . it is ] “…a free, consumer-friendly process that notifies property owners any time filings are made related to their registered property! F.A.N.S. will also notify of filing activity related […]