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. 

Should a Trust be part of your planning?
By James Miskell, Attorney at Law

When it comes to estate planning, the most familiar document is the last will and testament.  Most people have a basic understanding that a will allows you to appoint a personal representative (an executor) upon your death and directs that person how to distribute your assets.  Put another way, a will says who gets your stuff when you die—but until you die, it does nothing.  

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.