One of the many shortcomings of probate law is how to deal with alleged “promises” to leave a loved one something as part of one’s estate. The typically scenario involves an elderly or sick individual promising to leave something of value to their caretaker in exchange for the caretaking services. In Georgia, there are a…

In helping clients with their estate planning and elder care needs, it seems that some families keep secrets until death and others are more open about the financial affairs of elderly parents. Understandably, most parents do not share their financial information with their children until after the parents start to reach their sixties and seventies….

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