When Do I Have to Probate?

September 16, 2015

last-will-and-testatment-iStock_000001424212SmallClients have many misconceptions when it comes to Probate. This article will help clarify the more common uncertainties.  First off, having a Will does not avoid probate – it is merely a roadmap in which to navigate Probate.

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Settling Trust and Estate Disputes Without Litigation

February 6, 2015

Attorney Richard S. Bryson, with Bryson Law Firm, P.C., hosted a live teleconference on avoiding costly litigation when resolving trust and estate disputes on December 3, 2014.  The seminar was designed to educate  estate and trust attorneys, accountants, Continue reading

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Estate Taxes

January 19, 2012

It comes as no surprise to anyone that action or inaction by Congress in 2012 will drastically alter the estate tax landscape. The estate tax exemption (i.e., amount of assets not subject to estate tax at your death) will go from $5 million to $1 million in 2013 if Congress does not act. Planning for this uncertainty can be challenging. The best plan for many clients is to implement a “disclaimer” plan in which the surviving spouse gets to decide how much to “disclaim” in setting up estate tax avoidance trust.

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Unclaimed Property

November 14, 2011

Executors should always check for unclaimed property as part of the administration of estates. Georgia has an unclaimed property section of the Department of Revenue. The following address directs you to the search screen. If the estate is outside of Georgia, use Missing Money Website to search.

Georgia Department of Revenue Search Screen

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