The responsibilities of the executor of a will in Georgia

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in blog on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. An important part of careful estate planning is appointing an executor whom you can rely on to ensure the carrying out of your wishes when the time comes. Understanding what the executor will have to do can help you…

Estate planning for women

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Women living in Georgia may have unique estate planning needs. The reasons for this include that women often live longer than men, may earn less over their lifetimes and might not be as familiar as their husbands with…

The benefits of a power of attorney

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Georgia residents may benefit from adding a durable power of attorney to their estate plan. A power of attorney allows an individual to name an agent to act on his or her behalf. By making that power durable,…

Reasons to hire legal counsel to create an estate plan

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Monday, August 21, 2017. Some Georgia residents may not want to pay for an attorney to help them create an estate plan. However, there may be downsides to using a will template or other templates that can be downloaded from the internet.…

Estate planning and final arrangements

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. When Georgia residents begin the estate planning process, they are often concerned about issues such as asset distribution, establishing trusts, and end-of-life decision-making. Sometimes, however, estate planning neglects the issue of final arrangements. Unfortunately, it is not unusual…

Using a qualified personal residence trust

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. With a qualified personal residence trust, a Georgia resident can transfer their home to a trust and reserve the right to live on the property for a certain number of years. Conducting a home transfer with this type…

What to know about wills before meeting lawyers

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Monday, August 7, 2017. How many people today lack a will? A report from the American Association of Retired Persons showed that only about four out of every 10 American adults have crafted a will. It is vital to get this document out of…

New law makes it easier for disabled individuals to create SNTs

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in medicaid qualification on Monday, July 31, 2017. Individuals who live in Georgia might know about a federal law that was passed earlier this year called the 21st Century Cures Act. The act was signed into law by President Obama toward the end of 2016. The…

Business owners overlooking estate planning basics

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Friday, July 28, 2017. Many Georgia business owners require steady cash flow to support their other investments and family. Much effort is put into establishing a solid business and growing the many relationships it relies upon, yet many Johns Creek owners fail…

The use of irrevocable trusts

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Monday, July 17, 2017. When Georgia residents are planning their estates, there are many ways for them to ensure that their loved ones will be provided for. However, there are situations where they may want to keep control over their assets. Irrevocable…