Love deserves more than candy and flowers
By James Miskell, Attorney at Law

It’s that time of year again – love is in the air!  As Valentine’s Day approaches, we make dinner reservations and shop for the perfect gift to express our love.  This Valentine’s Day, consider giving a heartfelt gift—an estate plan to provide support and guidance for them during grief and loss.

Who’s watching the kids?
By James Miskell, Attorney at Law

It is natural to focus on our families at Thanksgiving, to think about everything they add to our lives and how lucky we are to have them. 

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. 

How to build a time machine
By James Miskell, Attorney at Law

You spend a lot of time trying to make life easier for your family. You care for them and try to protect them from trouble and pain. You know that no one lives on this earth forever.

Out of date benificiary designations can spell disaster
By James Miskell, Attorney at Law

Many accounts, like retirement and investment accounts, allow you to designate the beneficiaries of the account upon your death.  It’s a convenient way to distribute these accounts, and typically you make the selection when you open the account.  What many folks don’t realize is that when they get a divorce or make a new will, these beneficiary designations do not automatically change.

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