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  • Should You Write a Will at a Young Age?
    Should You Write a Will at a Young Age?

    A common myth is that young adults do not need to draft a will. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. You can (and should) draft a will as soon as you become a legal adult (i.e. turn 18 ...

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  • What Happens If You Die Without a Will in Georgia?
    What Happens If You Die Without a Will in Georgia?

    When you die without a will in Georgia, the state considers it an intestate death. Specific laws govern the estate. Your loved ones have no say in how the court determines everybody’s shares. The ...

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  • When to Update Your Will
    When to Update Your Will

    Most people write their first will when they get married or have a baby. You should, however, write your first will when you turn 18. Every adult should have a will , and they should update it when ...

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  • Does Georgia Have Inheritance Tax?
    Does Georgia Have Inheritance Tax?

    Georgia has no inheritance tax. As of July 1, 2014, Georgia does not have an estate tax , either. Nevertheless, you may have to pay the estate tax levied by the federal government. Also called a ...

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  • Pets and Probate: What Happens to My Pet When I Die?
    Pets and Probate: What Happens to My Pet When I Die?

    After you die, your loved ones and the court will decide what to do with your pet — unless you make other arrangements. That is why many people include instructions for their pets in their estate ...

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  • Understanding the Probate Process
    Understanding the Probate Process

    The probate process can seem overwhelming, especially after losing a loved one. At Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C. , we want you to know that it doesn’t have to be so complicated. We are here to ...

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