Welcome

Welcome to the Law Office of Paul Black, LLC.   I am a Georgia attorney whose practice focuses on elder law, estate planning, probate administration, and Medicaid-related special needs planning.  As someone who continues to help both of his parents navigate many of the challenges of aging & long-term care, I strive to give each of my clients the same level of care and attention that I would want for my own family members.  To learn more about me, visit the About Paul page.   If you have legal questions please contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.

My Services

  • Through the use of Will-based and trust-based estate planning, I help clients of all backgrounds protect their current assets, plan for their future, and provide for the next generation.
  • I help clients empower trusted people to handle their health care and financial decisions if the clients ever become incapacitated.
  • I create Special Needs Trusts to ensure that disabled and special needs individuals can continue to receive Medicaid & SSI benefits.
  • I help clients plan for long-term care, including planning for long-term care Medicaid when appropriate.
  • I address probate concerns including estate administration, guardianships and conservatorships, and Will disputes.

For more details, you should click on Practice Areas, or visit the topic-specific FAQ sections of my site.

Community Education:

I am committed to educating seniors, special needs individuals, their families, and the general public on elder law, estate planning, & special needs planning topics. I provide free presentations on key topics:

  • End of Life Decision-Making in Georgia: What You Should Know
  • Paying for Long-Term  Care in Georgia: Know Your Options
  • Why A Will Is Not Enough: An Introduction to Estate Planning in Georgia
  • Planning Opportunities for Special Needs Individuals,  Disabled Persons, & Personal Injury Settlement Recipients

I’d be happy to come and speak to your group.  Please contact me at least a month in advance of your desired presentation date.

Articles:

I recently published an article, “Reverse Mortgages and the Current Financial Crisis”, in the Spring 2012 issue of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Journal. 

In the current financial crisis, many baby boomers find themselves facing their greatest challenge yet: how to fund their retirement, long-term care, and other needs with diminished investment income, endangered pensions, and often modest government benefits.  Reverse mortgages enable many aging homeowners to borrow against the equity in their home in exchange for offering the home as collateral. Yet the operation, risks, and regulation of such a loan transaction — which occur at a very vulnerable time in a borrower’s life — remain a mystery to nearly all of us.  My article seeks to educate anyone interested on the most relevant features of reverse mortgages.

To view a copy of my article,  click here.

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