G. Alan Dodson can meet your estate planning needs, from simple wills to more complex plans involving trusts of all sorts including without limitation minor children’s trusts, credit shelter trusts, life insurance trusts, marital trusts, IRA conduit trusts, generation skipping tax trusts, spendthrift trusts, special needs planning trusts and charitable trusts.
Non Profit Work
We can draft testamentary scholarship endowments and professorship chair endowments. Contact us today for a consultation.
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Personal injury law is designed to compensate someone who is injured, physically or psychologically, because of fault of another person/entity. Simply stated, if injured in an accident which was not or not entirely your fault, you may be entitled to sue the responsible party for damages.
Trust & Estate Administration
We advise and guide individual and corporate fiduciaries in the administration of trusts and estates. We also prepare and file federal estate and gift tax returns (Forms 706 and 709). However, if the client has an experienced CPA we tend to rely on him or her to prepare these tax returns
We represent fiduciaries or beneficiaries in complicated trust and estate litigation, including breach of fiduciary duty cases, will contests, fiduciary removal cases, guardianship and conservatorship contests and contested years’ support cases. We also handle family feuds involving family limited partnerships, closely held businesses, petitions to partition family lands and life estate disputes. And we represent Trustees before various Georgia Superior and Probate Courts in non-contested declaratory judgment actions, petitions for trust reformation, petitions for trust termination and trustee succession cases.
Business Succession Planning
Business succession planning fits hand in glove with estate planning. Business succession involves many potential matters including without limitation, the transfer of the family business over time from parent to child, the sale of a professional’s interest in a professional corporation, and sales or acquisitions of closely held businesses or business interests.
We prepare multiple shareholder agreements, LLC buy-sell agreements and tenants-in-common buy-sell agreements. We organize most forms of business entities, and we advise family members regarding the administration of family LLC’s and partnerships.
Conservatorship & Guardianship
G. Alan Dodson helps your family when loved ones can no longer make rational decisions for themselves or manager their own finances, we can help you set up a guardianship/conservatorship to take control of their affairs.
Elder Law & Medicaid Planning
Alan Dodson Law assists clients with elder law issues particularly nursing home Medicaid planning (not emergency planning and not Veterans’ Administration benefits.)