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Today’s Blended Family

September 28, 2021

What is a blended family?  The simple definition of a blended family, often called a stepfamily, is a family unit where one or both parents have children from a previous relationship, but they have combined to form a new family. The parents may or may not have children with each other.  (Think Brady Bunch!)  While…

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Blended family

Modern Aging Family in 2021

September 21, 2021

It’s 2021 and I believe we will all agree that the typical nuclear family of a husband, wife, son, daughter, and dog is no longer what we think of when describing the family of today. Our family dynamics have changed, and our rapidly aging population is living longer with more complex caregiving issues and less…

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Gray divorce and estate planning

Gray Divorce and Estate Planning

September 14, 2021

Last week we likely surprised you and made you do a double take by stating that divorce rates have doubled since 1990 for adults over 50. This trend, called Gray Divorce, has caused Hurley Elder Care Law to take time to look at our own practice and make sure we educate our clients on the…

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Elder Orphan

Gray Divorce Can Impact Public Benefits

September 7, 2021

Gray divorces, divorces involving spouses over the age of 50, have hit an all-time high in our country. Last week we shared some advice on estate planning needs when divorcing. This week we will help you figure out how a gray divorce can impact public benefits such as social security, nursing home Medicaid and VA…

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Exploring gray divorce

Exploring Gray Divorce

August 31, 2021

What do Melinda and Bill Gates and MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos have in common? You may respond that they are ultra-rich billionaires, but another correct answer is both couples experienced a gray divorce. Over the next few weeks we will be exploring gray divorce and its impact on aging couples. What is Gray Divorce? Have…

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How to avoid probate?

How can I avoid probate?

August 24, 2021

We have spent the past few weeks telling you all about Probate, so we will now answer the question that is likely on your mind…”If the process is so tedious and burdensome, how can I avoid probate?” Today’s blog will share several ingredients for this secret sauce. A typical question we hear at Hurley Elder…

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When is probate complicated?

When is probate complicated?

August 17, 2021

Last week we all agreed that death is not a fun or easy topic to think about much less take the time to plan for in advance. We also discussed what probate is and shared some advice on how to go through the probate steps. What we didn’t have time to discuss is what situations…

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Probate

What exactly is probate?

August 10, 2021

Let’s face it, death is not a fun or easy topic to talk about. It is one of those things that many of us try to push to the back of our minds and procrastinate addressing. Hold your hand up if you fall in this category. We bet a good number of you are holding…

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The business of dying

The Business of Dying

August 3, 2021

If you’ve ever had someone close to you die and have been tasked with planning arrangements for the wake, funeral, and burial or cremation you know it can be difficult. Not only are you dealing with heartache and grief of losing that loved one, but now you’re also dealing with the organizational aspects of death.…

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Conservatorship in depth

Conservatorship in depth

July 27, 2021

Today we will conclude our story about Alan, Sandy, and Mary that we have shared with you over the past couple of weeks. We will go ahead and spoil the ending by telling you the family is in a much better situation and Alan’s health and finances are now addressed. Last week  we told you…

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