Partner Robert Port Publishes Article on Popular Financial Website

Partner Robert Port wrote an article that was published on HumbleDollar, a popular financial website. Mr. Port’s article entitled “Courtside Seat”, outlined lessons learned and tips for clients with an interest in investments. Published on Jan. 16, the article informs clients how to avoid actively managed investments, qualities to look for in a good financial advisor and effectively managing your money based on your risk tolerance, personal goals and financial needs. With an emphasis on re...
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3 Questions to Ask Your Estate Planning Attorney Now to Avoid Estate Disputes Later

Estate planning is a topic many people avoid because of its direct link to mortality; however, it is important to prepare and plan for your future heirs. Enlisting the services of a qualified estate planning attorney will save your loved ones time, money and sanity when it comes to settling your estate. But, hiring the wrong estate planning attorney may result in miscommunication regarding the division of your assets, disputes among your future heirs, and could cost you more money down the road....
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Gaslowitz Frankel Welcomes Attorney Trevor Brice to the Firm

Gaslowitz Frankel, LLC is excited to welcome a new attorney to the firm. New associate Trevor Brice joins the firm with specialties in fiduciary, commercial and business litigation. In his new role at Gaslowitz Frankel, Mr. Brice will represent a myriad of clients ranging from institutions to individuals in multimillion-dollar legal matters such as shareholder disagreements and estate disputes. “I am excited to join a firm that keeps its clients’ best interests firmly in mind,” Brice says. ...
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Effective Communication May Reduce Disputes between Executors and Beneficiaries

Estate Disputes- Understanding the Process and the Responsibilities
When a loved one passes away, it’s a difficult time for everyone involved. But often executors and beneficiaries are able to come together over a common goal: preserving the deceased’s legacy. Even so, it is not uncommon for disputes to arise between beneficiaries and executors during the administration and distribution of an estate. At times, these issues can result from a lack of knowledge and communication from the executor. Executors are often labeled as intentionally withholding informat...
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U.S. News and World Report Chooses Gaslowitz Frankel as one of 2017’s Best Law Firms in Atlanta for Trusts & Estates Litigation

Gaslowitz Frankel is pleased to have earned the honor of being one of 2017’s best law firms in Atlanta for Trusts & Estates Litigation by U.S. News and World Report. According to U.S. News and World Report, the Best Law Firms rankings “are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process....
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Joint Bank Accounts: Do You Understand the Risks?

Joint Bank Accounts: Do You Understand the Risks?
As our parents and family members age, there is inevitably a growing concern over their physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. Oftentimes, these aging individuals require assistance paying their bills and managing their finances, and they turn to a trusted family member, friend, or caregiver for help. This is both common and appropriate. Often, they go together to the bank or financial institution to get shared access to accounts with very noble intentions, and the teller provides a form ...
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Estate Disputes: Understanding the Process and the Responsibilities

Estate Disputes- Understanding the Process and the Responsibilities
More than three percent of all wills are contested in the United States. This results in approximately 3,000 contested wills in Georgia and more than 100,000 nationwide. And this shocking statistic doesn’t include disputes over estates after the will has been admitted to probate without contest. With the steadily increasing number of estate disputes, it becomes more important to understand how the estate process works and the responsibilities of involved parties. When a person dies, he or ...
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Essential Considerations for Helping Aging Parents

At some point, we will all face the situation where our parents begin to age and slow down, both physically and mentally. As an adult child, this shift in the dynamics of your relationship with your parents can be challenging to navigate. On one hand, you want to respect their privacy and independence, but on the other hand, you want to make sure they are continuing to make decisions that are in their best interests. Therefore, it’s important to begin assessing their changing needs and makin...
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Best Lawyers in America© Recognizes Gaslowitz Frankel Founding Partners

Gaslowitz Frankel LLC is proud to announce that partners Adam Gaslowitz and Craig Frankel have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 for the specialty of Litigation - Trust and Estates.  This prestigious recognition is based entirely on a peer-review with the goal of understanding the professional abilities of colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice areas. This is the 9th and 5th year respectively that Mr. Gaslowitz and Mr. Frankel have been recogniz...
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Precautions for Providing For Financially Irresponsible Heirs

Providing for the future of your heirs is generally the primary goal for your estate plan. However, what do you do when one of your heirs is financially irresponsible or dealing with challenges that prevent him or her from making sound decisions? Whether the heir in question is dealing with substance abuse issues, a spouse that can’t be trusted, or simply a history of poor financial choices, certain precautions should be taken so the inheritance they receive doesn’t enable negative behavior....
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