Financial strategies to cover long-term care expenses

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in elder law on Monday, May 1, 2017. Many Georgia residents will need to pay for some form of long-term care when they are elderly. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 70 percent of people will eventually need to enter a…

Handling online accounts after a loved one dies

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in probate and estate administration on Thursday, April 27, 2017. People of all ages in Georgia and many other places now use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to communicate and stay on top of the news. When someone passes away, unless there is a…

Tips for estate planning in Georgia

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Monday, April 17, 2017. When creating an estate plan, many Georgia residents focus on their will and how they want their property distributed when they die. While these are important topics, people should also think about other things. Some potential areas of…

Trusts play important role in estate planning for parents

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Estate planning consists of several tools that are important for Georgia parents who are looking to protect the well-being of their children. Parents can provide protection from the possibility of incapacity or death by ensuring assets are used…

Designating a guardian for your children

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in blog on Monday, April 10, 2017. If you have minor children, appointing a guardian ranks among the most important parts of your estate plan. There are many legal and personal issues to consider while making your decision. A knowledgeable estate attorney can help you come…

Special Workshop Event!

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Friday, April 7, 2017.      Gibbs Financial Group is sponsoring a free “Estate Planning Essentials” Workshop at the Atlanta Athletic Club, 1930 Bobby jones Dr., Johns Creek, on APRIL 13 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. To sign up contact Gibbs Financial Group 770-753-6359. Attorney James Miskell…

Choosing the right people in an estate plan

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in estate planning on Thursday, April 6, 2017. One difficult aspect of estate planning for some Georgia residents may be choosing who should fulfill various roles. Positions such as executor, trustee and guardian all require different skill sets, and in some cases, a person might have…

The value of a power of attorney

On behalf ESTATE PLANNING LAW GROUP OF GEORGIA, James M. Miskell P.C. posted in elder law on Monday, March 20, 2017. Georgia residents are likely aware of the benefits of saving for retirement. However, it is also important that they take steps to protect the money that they have accrued. Roughly 20 percent of older adults will be the…