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January 2018 Archives

Wills and estate planning

Estate planning is an often overlooked yet essential part of planning for one's future. As one begins to make the necessary decisions, there are often many questions regarding exactly which tools are best given the Georgia resident's specific situation. In many instances, wills or trusts are appropriate.

Care planning costs depends upon health and circumstances

The average Georgia resident looks forward to retirement. In many instances, the individual eagerly anticipates the opportunity to travel and enjoy life. Unfortunately, these opportunities may not be available when the time comes. Depending upon one's health and circumstances, one may need to consider care planning instead of travel planning.

Trusts can affect Medicaid planning

A provision that limits the transfer of assets before a person becomes eligible for government medical benefits may also affect trusts. When a person in Georgia looks into estate planning, keeping this in mind will help ensure the protection of the estate. Medicaid planning requires one to understand how the transfer of assets may affect one's own medical care and the inheritance of beneficiaries. 

Care planning is part of planning for the future

Regardless of all of the time and effort spent planning for one's future, there are some things that simply cannot be avoided. It is a fact that at some point in time, each individual's life will come to an end. As a part of planning for one's future, each Georgia resident will want to make care planning a part of this planning process.

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At Hodges Law Firm, we handle a wide range of legal issues for clients throughout the Atlanta area, including elder law, estate planning, probate, Medicaid planning and protection, asset protection, litigation, and business law and services. We are knowledgeable in the law and understand the real life implications of legal actions.