For Gwinnett County and Johns Creek Readers: Famous Actor’s Estate: Learn From Oscar Winner What Not To Do!

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, an accomplished actor, died suddenly in February at age 46 of a suspected drug overdose. Seymour had a long-term companion, Marianne O’Donnell, with whom he had three young children. Under the terms of his Will,…

For Gwinnett County and Johns Creek Readers: Second Marriages Can Cause Estate Planning Issues If Not Handled Properly

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Estate planning with one family is hard enough. For families with a mix of biological children and stepchildren, first spouses and second spouses, making out an equitable will can seem impossible. No one wants to leave their heirs…

For Gwinnett and Johns Creek Readers: The Basics: Identifying Your Assets Is The Start Of a Good Estate Plan

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Few people relish estate planning. After all, deciding how you want your assets distributed after you die can serve as an unnerving reminder of your mortality. But there are plenty of reasons to tackle the task with some…

For Gwinnett and Johns Creek Readers: The Basics: Identifying Your Assets Is The Start Of a Good Estate Plan

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. When planning for your estate, where do you start? The first step, according to CNN Money‘s “Identifying your assets” (i.e., part of its Money Essentials Series), is to review and inventory all of your assets. This includes your investments, pensions, retirement accounts,…

Any Guess What The Top Mistake Is In Estate Planning?

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Friday, August 15, 2014. You may have made a giant estate planning mistake without even knowing it – forgetting to update the names of your beneficiaries for your employer-sponsored retirement plans, IRAs, life insurance policies, mutual funds, bank accounts, brokerage accounts, annuities…