An Estate With No Family To Pass It To: Motivations To Charity

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. WHETHER it’s treasured pearl earrings or a vintage camera, a house or what’s left of your life savings, deciding who should inherit your worldly goods means making sometimes wrenching choices. For older people without children, stepchildren or grandchildren,…

Handing Over The Reins: Tricks To Converting Foundations Into Donor-Advised Funds

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Monday, April 28, 2014. Donor-advised funds have become the hot thing for philanthropists who have grown weary of foundations. To run the charitable foundation is to have absolute control and discretion over the charity, its goals, its practices, and all the decisions…

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…