Charity on “Spend-Down” Mode

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Friday, April 25, 2014. More philanthropists are choosing to donate all of their foundations’ assets within their lifetimes. Sometimes good things are built to last, and sometimes you decide it has run its course. This seems to be the growing attitude amongst…

An Intermediary Care Service

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in elder law on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Caregiving is hard work and it is easy for caregivers to get burned out. Adult day care centers provide care and companionship in a group setting to seniors who need supervision during the day, allowing their caregivers to…

Handing Down a Headache and Not a Home: Pitfalls of the Reverse Mortgage

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Monday, April 21, 2014. Similar scenes are being played out throughout an aging America, where the children of elderly borrowers are learning that their parents’ reverse mortgages are now threatening their own inheritances. The reverse mortgage has its benefits, especially for many…

The Hidden Powers of Family Heirlooms

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Meanwhile, our family’s conversation by email about the destiny of the violin turned into an occasion to honor long dormant memories of Grandpa Oscar and Grandma Bess, who predeceased him by two years. Two of their seven grandchildren…

In science we refer to the rule of entropy, roughly: things tend toward chaos. It turns out that the same principal holds true for businesses. Chaos in business is litigation. If you are a small business owner, then you simply cannot have your greatest p

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in elder law on Friday, March 28, 2014. Nearly half a million elderly Americans likely died from Alzheimer’s disease in 2010, a figure almost six times higher than previous estimates of annual deaths, according to a new study released on Wednesday. Alzheimer’s disease is a unique…