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Death, Taxes and Disability?

By James Miskell, Attorney at Law

The largest obstacle to effective estate planning is procrastination. Sitting down to prepare a Last Will and Testament is not at the top of anyone’s “this is a fun thing to do” list. Yet death, like taxes is a certainty.

Did Mom Seem Different to You?
By James Miskell, Attorney at Law

Holidays give us the opportunity to spend more time with family.  When we spend more time with our aging parents at these holiday gatherings, we often notice the early indications that a parent is slipping.  You may notice a parent forgetting things or no longer participating in things he or she always enjoyed. 

Plan now to reduce uncertainty
By James Miskell, Attorney at Law

“Trick or treat” rings out every Halloween as children go door to door hoping for their favorite candy.  My kids love sorting the candy at the end of the night and finding surprises in their candy haul. 

Essential Tools of Estate Planning
By James Miskell, Attorney at Law

The numbers vary somewhat from survey to survey, but each new study that is released reveals that large numbers of Americans do not have a will.

In the middle of a Georgia summer, the days are long and it seems like we’ve got more time for the things we enjoy.  The kids are out of school, and work slows down a little. If we’re lucky, we get some extra time with our family, spend lazy days at the pool, and vacation with children and grandchildren.  It can feel like summer will last forever.  

Talking to senior parents about the future
By James Miskell, Attorney at Law

"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone" Pablo Picasso

Estate planning is about more than having a will to distribute property when one dies. Perhaps the most important aspect of estate planning is planning for how one will live as they age, which includes planning for disability and long term care.