Estate planning documents and their uses

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning** on Monday, April 9, 2018. Some people in Georgia might be among the roughly two-thirds of adult Americans who do not have a will. People often postpone creating an estate plan because it forces them to consider their own…

Living trusts need action to reap the benefits

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning** on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Many people in Georgia work hard to plan their estates in order to maximize the benefits of their assets for their heirs and beneficiaries. One mechanism that many individuals can use to improve their…

The importance of revisiting estate plans

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning** on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. With the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a number of Georgia residents will find that they no longer have to worry about estate taxes. However, there are multiple estate plan aspects…

Options for transferring wealth

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in blog on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Many parents strive to take care of their children and loved ones in any way they can. A proper estate plan allows them to do so even after they pass away. There are many ways wealth can be transferred in an…

Examples of asset control and protection enabled by trusts

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning** on Monday, March 12, 2018. People in Georgia who want to bequeath money or other assets to their children need to consider their recipients’ ability to handle money and other financial needs. Bequeathing money outright, even to an adult…

How a child support judgment might affect an inheritance

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning** on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. When people in Georgia create an estate plan, they should make sure that their beneficiaries do not have debts that could cause them to lose an inheritance. Before distributing an inheritance, an executor is…

Estate planning with new tax legislation

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning** on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Georgia residents can implement certain estate planning strategies to take advantage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The legislation allows taxpayers to transfer an extraordinary sum of money without being assessed federal…

The importance of health care planning in retirement

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in elder law on Friday, February 23, 2018. Many Georgia residents have spent a lot of time planning and saving for retirement. However, they may not necessarily think about how health care costs could impact their ability to live comfortably after they leave the workforce. The…

How to take advantage of new estate tax laws

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning** on Monday, February 12, 2018. Georgia residents and others may be impacted by the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. In addition to making changes to the personal and business tax code, it also affected estate tax…