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Traveling as an older adult

Traveling as an older adult

June 22, 2021

Summer is here, and the travel and hospitality industries are reporting record numbers of vacation reservations. Many families are reuniting after time apart and traveling together to vacation destinations to spend quality time together and have some fun. There are several things to consider when traveling as an older adult. Even if you are only traveling…

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Senior centers reopening

Local Senior Centers are Reopening

June 15, 2021

Summer is here, and our Hurley Elder Care Law team is excited to make plans and enjoy all that the season has to offer…. gardening, grilling, vacations and parties with friends and family.   With pandemic restrictions lifting throughout Georgia, there are many opportunities for us to come together and safely experience our favorite summertime activities.…

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LGBTQ+ seniors

Estate Planning for LGBTQ+ Seniors

June 8, 2021

Throughout June we will see many celebrations of Pride month. We honor LGBTQ+ voices and experiences, and also highlight some of the issues members of the community still face. In June 1969 a gay club, The Stonewall Inn in New York City, was the site of a police invasion that was a catalyst for ensuing…

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Hurley Elder Care Law Attorneys

Our new website!

June 1, 2021

Summer is upon us and at Hurley Elder Care Law, we took time this past Memorial Day weekend to honor our fallen heros and to celebrate some exciting news.  We are delighted to share with you the exciting launch of our newly updated and redesigned website. We have worked tirelessly over the past six months to…

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Revocable trust

Is a Trust the Right Option?

May 25, 2021

Over the past few weeks, we have discussed the Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare, a General Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters and a Last Will and Testament. When it comes to estate planning, trusts can seem complicated. Revocable, irrevocable, living, funded, unfunded . . . what does it all mean? How can you know if…

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Last Will and Testament

Why should you have a Last Will and Testament?

May 18, 2021

Every spring as you change the batteries in your smoke detectors and clean off your outdoor patio for summer cookouts, you should also check if you have all your legal documents up to date. You know you should have a Last Will and Testament (will), but do you have one? As we continue our ‘spring…

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Estate plan

Putting a plan in place

May 11, 2021

It starts from a young age when our parents tell us to eat our vegetables because they are good for us. We study in school so we can achieve a base of knowledge that will help us in conversations, exploring our interests and eventually a career. As adults we are responsible for home maintenance, paying…

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Spring into action with a new estate plan

“Spring” into action with a new Estate Plan

May 4, 2021

Spring is here and it is a perfect time for renewal and growth. It is time where many of us do some cleaning and get our ‘house’ in order. This can mean cleaning out closets and planting flowers, but it should also be a time to address the estate planning you have been putting off…

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Funding a Special Needs Trust

Funding a Special Needs Trust

April 27, 2021

Our recent blogs have discussed when to create a Special Needs Trust (SNT) including the various types of SNTs to consider. This week we will explain the critical importance of properly funding a Special Needs Trust. What does it mean to “fund” a trust? To put it simply, funding a trust means transferring assets into…

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"Pooled" special needs trust

“Pooled” Special Needs Trust in Georgia

April 20, 2021

In our April newsletter, we discussed the requirements of special needs trusts. We also mentioned that there are multiple types of special needs trusts. The best type to create depends on the situation. One option for Georgia families we are focusing on today is called a “pooled” special needs trust (also knows as a supplemental…

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