Frozen Assets Leave Taxes In The Cold

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Monday, March 24, 2014. The phrase “frozen assets” is one that strikes fear into the heart of many a wealthy citizen… Yet, for investors interested in protecting and passing on their wealth, there is a way to re-appropriate the concept of “frozen…

Gifting During Life

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. As a result [of today’s more favorable estate tax laws], it’s usually more tax efficient for people to hold onto their assets until death than to gift them earlier in life. Some states, however, still impose a state…

The Boomer Inheritance Boomerang

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Thursday, February 27, 2014. For heirs, the emotions that come with sudden wealth can be a mix of guilt, loss, anger, regret, relief and hurt, perhaps stewed with long-simmering family rivalries and resentments. Much of estate planning focuses on the technical aspects…

A Medicaid Primer 101

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. If you have elderly parents, don’t wait to learn about Medicaid – sometimes referred to by a litany of other state names, like Medi-Cal and MassHealth. What is your Medicaid IQ? Most Americans have heard of Medicaid, since…

Planning Your Family Business Legacy

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Monday, February 24, 2014. These two experiences taught me a lesson about family businesses. Making a family business a family legacy takes planning and preparation. While each family business has its own unique issues, there are some common strategies associated with succession…