Medicaid Planning for Seniors

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Friday, February 27, 2015. Medicaid is the United States’ health care safety net. It is an insurance program for low-income and needy people that provides health-related coverage for children, many seniors, and/or people who are disabled. A widespread and dangerous misconception is…

Avoid Financial Elder Abuse

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Two recent studies on elder financial abuse were recently published- one suggesting the problem is far bigger than we think and the other suggesting it’s much smaller. In addition, there are a few government and private initiatives starting…

Estate Planning and Blended Families

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Thursday, February 19, 2015. An important issue in dealing with wealth transfer for blended families is how the assets flow to the surviving spouse and family members or after the death of the surviving spouse. Ensuring the surviving spouse and his/her children…

Rules Announced for Care Facility Residents Suffering from Dementia

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Massachusetts regulators appear to be falling short in ensuring that nursing homes follow rules designed to improve care for some of their most vulnerable patients, those with dementia, a Globe review shows. Nursing homes have been notably slow…

The Hits Keep Coming in DJ Casey Kasem’s Estate with Charges of Elder Abuse

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Monday, February 16, 2015. The late, legendary DJ Casey Kasem’s daughter Kerri Kasem and family members staged a press conference at Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles Friday to urge the Los Angeles Police Department to arrest Mr. Kasem’s widow Jean Kasem.…