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Inheritance Delay: Is This a Possibility for My Heirs?

If you are over 18 and have anything you want to pass on later, you should consider having a will. As you get older and accrue more property, your needs will probably be more complex all around—and especially as you age and your family grows. At that time, you should consult with an estate planning firm like Scriber Law Group to create everything from a will to an advance health directive, powers of attorney, and one or more trusts. One of your biggest motivators in moving forward to create an estate plan is probably to see that your estate avoids… Read More

Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples in Georgia: 10 Extremely Common FAQs (Part Two)

Let’s continue our discussion of most commonly asked questions about estate planning for same sex couples. What is a living will, and do we need one? Sometimes called an “advanced directive,” a living will lets you lay out in advance what kind of life support you’d like, and the circumstances under which you’d like your care to end. Without one, it can sow confusion and put enormous pressure on your loved ones—at one of the worst possible times. What is a durable power of attorney, and how does it help? A durable power of attorney allows you to choose someone… Read More

Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples in Georgia: 10 Extremely Common FAQs (Part One)

“Life moves pretty fast,” as Ferris Bueller famously says. Love moves pretty fast, too: Barely a decade ago, a national newspaper was putting the phrase gay marriage in scare quotes. But just a few days ago, Pew Research told us that even our most conservative brothers and sisters are coming around. Given the pace of changes, no one would blame LGBTQ couples for feeling a bit dizzy as they build, protect and plan for their families. That’s why I’ve put together this guide to help with questions I regularly hear in my office. Is same sex marriage legally secure? There… Read More

Suggestions For Summer Reading: Six Books To Change Your Thinking

One of my favorite summer traditions is the beach reading list. I like them even if (like most of you, no doubt) I hardly spend a second at the beach. However, that lack of time, in and of itself, feels like the most compelling reason to put together a reading list. As a group, these are six indispensable volumes for Georgia professionals: Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… And Others Don’t by Jim Collins. In this management classic, Collins explains how “Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we… Read More

Tying the Knot: Romance v. Realities

“Intellectually, of course, we did not believe in marriage. But one does not love someone just intellectually.” -John Lennon There is undeniable truth in what John Lennon says, and that’s why so many of us joined in the chant of “Love Wins,” when the Supreme Court finally granted the LGBTQ community its right to marry. Justice Kennedy’s gorgeous conclusion in the Obergefell decision bears repeating: No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As… Read More

What Are The Different Types Of Physical Restraints Within Nursing Homes?

A physical restraint is a method that disables the movement of a resident. Sometimes, a physical restraint may be ordered by the resident’s physician in order to protect the resident and other staff members and residents from any harm that can be caused by the resident in the restraints. Other times, the use of physical restraints has become an ethical issue. Nursing homes are using restraints for non-approved reasons. The use of physical restraints can severely injure an elder resident. Physical restraints must only be used when there is no other method of ensuring safety for the residents and staff… Read More

Can I Get Workers’ Compensation for Illnesses?

The majority of people think of workers’ compensation as benefits paid for injuries a worker sustains while doing their job. However, workers’ compensation is a system that also encompasses a whole range of illnesses that workers can suffer from because of the workplace conditions. There are certain jobs and workplaces that are conducive to the development of specific illnesses. This article will present some of the most frequent illnesses caused by the workplace environment. Heatstroke Even though construction workers are exceptionally susceptible to heatstroke, this health issue can affect pretty much anyone who works in the open. Extreme temperatures, direct… Read More

Dram Shop Liability

Drunk driving can lead to disastrous results. To help prevent drunk driving, many states implemented laws called Dram Shop laws. These laws place some responsibility for drunk driving accidents on the shoulders of those who enable the driver to get behind the wheel in an intoxicated state. When someone is injured or killed in a drunk driving accident, it is important to hold liable parties responsible in court. Such liability means that victims can be compensated for their injuries and damages, to defray the costs of medical expenses, property damage and other expensive results. A personal injury and auto accident… Read More