February 2012

Decedent's Attempted Debt Forgiveness Failed to Comply with the Doctrine of Gifts Causa Mortis

Although he clearly intended to forgive almost $300,000 in debts owed to him, the decedent didn't get his Will signed before his death. As a result, his family members owe the money.

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Georgia Supreme Court Strikes Down State’s Assisted-Suicide Law

In a unanimous decision issued today, the Georgia Supreme Court has struck down a 1994 state law that makes helping a person commit suicide a felony. At issue was whether the law was a violation of the free-speech clauses of the United States and Georgia constitutions.

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