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…

Planning for Late-In-Life Care

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. When your parent needs help with the basic activities of daily living, it may be time to look into an assisted living facility for him or her. Choosing whether assisted living would be the right option can be…

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…