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Non-profit helping emerging artists in Atlanta facing an uncertain future

By legacystudio / March 26, 2020 /

Legacy Studio Estate Law is currently hosting our 3rd office art exhibit with MINT, whose 14 year mission has been “to make Atlanta a destination for the arts: a cultural hub where artists thrive, patrons experience transformative work, and communities are activated and engaged”. This non-profit, like most for profit businesses, is struggling through the…

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Is my Will still valid if I move to another state? 

By legacystudio / March 10, 2020 /

The short answer is “yes, it is still valid,” but you should develop a relationship with a lawyer in your new community and tweak the documents as advised. After your death, your Executor will produce your Will to the Probate Court who will determine that the document produced is your Last Will and Testament and…

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You or your family may be entitled to unclaimed property! …. Scam or hidden treasure?

By legacystudio / November 11, 2019 /

About fifteen years ago an elderly client asked me about a letter she received offering to connect her with the unclaimed (lost) property of a close relative who had died.  I easily found the searchable databases online and told the client that she did not have to pay a fee to find unclaimed property. I…

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Do I need to “avoid probate” in Georgia?

By legacystudio / September 17, 2019 /

This is one of the most common questions we are asked by clients.  Like most questions, the answer is “it depends!” Probate is the process of proving that a document is the valid last will and testament of a deceased person (or that the person died without a valid last will and testament), and the…

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Designing a better process

By legacystudio / August 7, 2019 /

How long have you had your earbuds?  Would you believe that I have had mine for more than 12 years?  They were a big purchase for me back then, but the very unique swiveling design keeps the buds securely in my ear while producing great sound.  I use my earbuds often, so of course I…

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Does a young adult need estate planning?

By legacystudio / May 31, 2019 /

A client recently sent me an email to let me know that her son was accepted into the Honors Program at UGA (yay!) and had turned 18.  My client wrote asking “Do I have the ability to make medical and other decisions on his behalf given that he is now an adult?” The short answer…

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Welcome new attorney Deanie Quillian!

By legacystudio / May 20, 2019 /

We are thrilled to add Celia “Deanie” Patrick Quillian to our Legacy Studio team.  Deanie is an Atlanta native and the daughter, sister and wife of Atlanta lawyers.  A graduate of Duke and UGA Law School, Deanie practiced as a civil litigator before transitioning to a wills, trusts and estate practice.  She is an active…

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A Neat and Tidy Legacy

By legacystudio / February 18, 2019 /

Have you seen the new Netflix series starring Marie Kondo, author of the best-selling book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up?  Her book and her new show preach tidying as a way to have more joy in our lives.  Who does not want more joy and less clutter? Though less well-known, my favorite book about…

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