Estate and Trust Administration

What Happens if I Die Without an Estate Plan?

By Bob Goldberg / August 23, 2013

If you do not take the time to sign a will or a trust the government has an estate plan for you.

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What Does a Probate Lawyer in Peachtree City Do?

By Bob Goldberg / August 20, 2013

An experienced probate attorney makes it easier for you to distribute your loved one’s property, giving you time to grieve

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Lessons Learned from James Gandolfini’s Will

By Bob Goldberg / July 17, 2013

No matter how much you have, estate planning is essential. When James Gandolfini, the actor who played mob boss Tony in HBO show “The Sopranos”, died of a heart attack at 51 last month, he left an estate valued at roughly $70 million. Commentators have declared his estate plan a “disaster” because the lack of…

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Will You Need a Probate Attorney?

By Bob Goldberg / March 21, 2012

The subject of probate is one that nobody wants to learn about too early; in fact, most people would probably avoid it altogether if they could. Unfortunately, the probate process can be very confusing and frightening when you are forced to become intimately acquainted with it—especially if you have no prior experience with or knowledge…

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Advice for Executors: How to Manage Final Medical Expenses

By Bob Goldberg / March 14, 2012

Most people die in a hospital; sometimes after a long and slow decline, sometimes after a quick and unexpected tragedy. If you are an executor of the deceased’s estate this is significant because it means that there are usually final medical bills to be paid. What most executors do not know is that these final…

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What To Do After A Death In The Family

By Bob Goldberg / March 2, 2012

Anyone who has lost a close friend or family member knows that what a difficult, painful, and overwhelming time it can be. We are often asked to help our clients through probate process when a loved one dies, but probate isn’t the only thing you’ll have to think about; in fact, it may not even…

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5 Basic Tips for Trustees

By Bob Goldberg / February 13, 2012

Naming someone as trustee of your living trust is quite possibly one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever make. The trustee is involved in just about every aspect of the administration of a trust; and although it is considered a great honor, it can also be a great responsibility. Most people choose someone close…

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Speculation About the Estate of Steve Jobs Continues

By Bob Goldberg / December 2, 2011

The public has been curious about the estate of Steve Jobs ever since he passed away in early October, but with his assets wisely protected with a trust, his family’s privacy regarding the distribution of inheritance has remained intact. (Privacy is only one of the many benefits of using a trust as part of your…

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How to Cope After the Death of a Spouse

By Bob Goldberg / October 7, 2011

Losing a spouse may be one of the most difficult life events that any of us have to deal with. A spouse is a parenting partner, a co-CFO, a best friend and a beloved soul mate. Losing the person who supports you in so many ways can create an emptiness which can be almost paralyzing.…

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IRS Announces Another Extension for Estate Tax Filing Deadline

By Bob Goldberg / September 14, 2011

Just a few weeks ago the IRS announced the November 15, 2011 estate tax filing deadline for large estates of decedents who passed away in 2010; but some executors might be relieved to know that the IRS recently extended the deadline to January 17, 2012. This extension gives executors of large estates more time to…

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