This is McCulloch & Miller, PLLC's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following McCulloch & Miller, PLLC's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
McCulloch & Miller, PLLC
Houston, Texas
McCulloch & Miller is committed to providing multigenerational families with key information regarding their estate planning, retirement planning and life care planning needs.
Recent Activity
Image
However, by taking a bit of time to plan out charitable giving, including doing some research and talking with your family about your legacy, your giving could have a greater impact this year and in years to come. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
For people who like to plan and don’t trust anyone else to get the details right, estate planning and even funeral planning can provide peace of mind. Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Live long enough, and you learn that life can change in a heartbeat. Young adults don’t always know this, but they need to have an estate plan as much as older people. Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
You know that health care, taxes and not saving enough for retirement can derail retirement. However, what about the risks you never saw coming? Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Among the top three reasons for an estate plan are to make sure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes, helping your loved ones from having to pay more taxes than necessary and if possible, avoiding having your estate go through probate. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
It sounds crazy, but there are many good reasons why someone would not want to receive an inheritance. Making sure that you are not forced to receive assets must be done very carefully, so you’ll need an estate planning attorney on your team. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Out-of-date beneficiary designations could completely undo your entire estate plan. It happens often, since people often neglect these ‘fine print’ details. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
These are the subtle nuances of estate planning that, in certain situations, can make a big difference in the kind of legacy you leave behind. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Inheriting an IRA is not like inheriting any other asset. You’ll need to be very careful to follow the rules. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Let’s get a look at the different types of “Power of Attorney,” and what they do. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2019 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Many people contemplate retiring in Europe, to enjoy the company of relatives, a lower price of living or to explore countries they’ve always wanted to see. Here's what you should know if the U.K. is on your retirement radar. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2019 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Single with a net worth less than $11.4 million in 2019? You’re in luck—you can die knowing that all of your money will pass free of any federal estate tax to your heirs. It was good news for the wealthy—the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) amped up the unified... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Their lives were devoted to family and public service, and to each other. The passing of George H.W. Bush and his wife gave many Americans pause to consider their leadership and their devotion. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
The swiftness of fires and flood in the news in recent months, even in places that have never experienced dramatic disasters, puts a spotlight on the need for preparedness. That includes your estate plan. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
If you live far from your hometown, you may be used to seeing large changes in aging parents from year to year. However, if you are involved in their day to day life, you may not notice the changes, or they may seem to come and go. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
The co-founder of Microsoft serves as an excellent example of advance planning, maintaining privacy and creating a legacy. Through a trust established years ago and several companies, Paul Allen began building his legacy of philanthropy long before his death. His last will and testament was a simple six-page document, according... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Trusts serve a variety of functions in estate planning, and they aren’t just for wealthy people. Trusts can be simple, or they can be complex, depending on what type of trust is being considered and how they are structured. Trusts should be set up by an estate planning attorney, who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
An end-of-year decision from the IRS about the new tax law and gifting has given people with generous spirits and hefty bank accounts reasons to be cheerful about gifting. Increases to basic estate and gift tax exemptions were welcome by many, when the new tax law details were unveiled. However,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2018 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Don’t have a medical directive, or don’t remember the last time you reviewed it? That means it’s time. We never know when an emergency or sudden onset illness will strike. The biggest problem with medical directives, is getting people to confront the concept of being incapacitated or near death. Once... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2018 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Remember that estate planning is not just for the wealthy, and now that the federal exemption is so high, not just for the billionaires either. Estate planning is also much more than a will. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Understanding where you are from a financial perspective can help make your retirement work in your favor. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Distilling a lifetime into a dozen documents is not an easy task, but it is necessary. Your loved ones will appreciate your doing the heavy lifting, and it will give them the room they need to grieve their loss. Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Life insurance can be useful in paying off debt, covering funeral costs and serving as a useful resource so that estate proceeds or any one person’s savings don’t have to be tapped. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
Saving for grandkids' college but needing to receive Medicaid is a complicated equation. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law
Image
After reading about so many celebrities who fail to plan for the future, it’s refreshing to learn that one bold-face Hollywood star has taken steps to create a will and care for his children. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law