Why letters of final wishes are important

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Monday, May 22, 2017. While attorneys may draft wills, powers of attorney and trusts, Georgia estate holders must write their own letters of final wishes. A letter of final wishes gives a testator’s family members, close friends and trusted colleagues information that…

Possible changes ahead in estate tax laws

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Georgia residents who have created an estate plan with a strategy that aims to minimize federal estate tax might want to review that plan in case the estate tax is repealed. While its future is uncertain, thinking about…

Veterans groups concerned over AHCA language

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in va aid & attendance on Monday, May 8, 2017. Georgia residents who suffer from preexisting medical conditions, have limited incomes or are former members of the U.S. armed forces were likely paying close attention on May 4 when the House of Representatives voted on the…

How to protect your estate from creditors

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in blog on Monday, May 8, 2017. You need more than a last will and testament to protect your estate in Georgia and ensure that your beneficiaries receive their inheritance. If you die with debt, your creditors can sue your estate to receive what is owed…

Financial strategies to cover long-term care expenses

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in elder law on Monday, May 1, 2017. Many Georgia residents will need to pay for some form of long-term care when they are elderly. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 70 percent of people will eventually need to enter a…