The Legacy Studio Blog

GA Advanced Directive for Health Care Coffee Class

By legacystudio / May 19, 2020

Legacy Studio launched its monthly “Coffee Class” on our Facebook page May 14th on a very important topic: The Georgia Advanced Directive for Health Care. Do you have an up to date Healthcare Directive? Did you know that anyone over the age of 18 should have one? Do you know where to get the form…

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What now?

By Keelin Roper / April 6, 2020

So you’ve binge watched those shows you always heard about but never had time to watch, baked cookies, spent way to much with your partner/kids/pets, started a puzzle, and rearranged your sock drawer. These are strange days indeed. One thing you might not have thought of doing with this “extra” time on your hands is…

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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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Can I sign my estate planning during the COVID-19 pandemic?

By Celia "Deanie" Quillian / March 20, 2020

At Legacy Studio Estate Law the health of our clients is always a concern of highest priority for us. We are keeping updated with the recommendations of the CDC and local and state government officials regarding COVID-19 (aka the Coronavirus). With that in mind, we know that many of our clients are seeking to finalize…

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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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