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Duration of Trusts

House Bill 122 introduced in the Georgia General Assembly in week 2 of the Legislative Session proposes to expand the number of years a trust may hold assets. Currently, the limitation is 90 years. This duration is not an issue when the objective is… Read More
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When Do I Have to Probate?

Clients 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. Simply stated, Probate i… Read More
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How to Administer Estates Containing Firearms

One of the biggest challenges to Executors in probating estates occurs when firearms are included. The initial issues are obvious: How do you legally transfer possession to the beneficiary? What if the beneficiary lives in a city that does not permit… Read More
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When Should Revocable Trusts Avoid Probate?

Although there are many good reasons for their implementation, Revocable Trusts are too often promoted for the wrong ones. Revocable Trusts are commonly referred to as Living Trusts or Revocable Living Trusts (hereinafter referred to as “RLT”) an… Read More
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Minimizing Sibling Disputes

Sibling rivalry is not limited to the primary years. In fact, the most challenging of times for many sibling relations involves the care and management of parents (and assets) late into adulthood. Here is the scenario: kids grow up like all others … Read More
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Probate vs Operation of Law

Estate Planning is much more than just signing your Last Will & Testament. Many clients believe that a Will supersedes all other contracts and designations. In reality, the outcome is completely the opposite. A Will only controls “probated asse… Read More
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Video – Bryson Law Firm: Speaking Engagement Promo

Bryson Law Firm, – Speaking Engagement Attorney Richard Bryson is an experienced speaker on a multitude of subjects from establishing guardianship designations for young families to asset protection for VA or Nursing Home Medicaid benefits planning… Read More
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A New Holiday Tradition — Family Meetings

Many families gather together to share in this wondrous and magical time of the holiday season, but it can also be a time to address important family topics — estate planning or elder care needs. While all are together, begin a new holiday traditio… Read More
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Unclaimed Property

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… Read More
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Richard S. Bryson has over 25 years of experience with trusts, estates, business formation and representation, asset protection, incapacity planning, elder law and tax planning.

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