Asset Protection

Putting the Pieces of the Elder Law Puzzle Together Part 3

PART 3: Putting the Pieces of the Elder Law Puzzle Together, Why We Ask What We Ask

By Miles Hurley | July 30, 2020

As we wrap up our blog series this month, we are going to focus on legal documents and various types of insurance.  Sharing complete information with your attorney allows them to develop a life care plan crafted to you unique circumstances and needs Bringing  your existing legal documents to the first meeting with the attorney…

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Putting the Pieces of the Elder Law Puzzle Together Part 2

PART 2: Putting the Pieces of the Elder Law Puzzle Together: Why We ask What We Ask

By Miles Hurley | July 21, 2020

  Last week we discussed how important it was to provide  the attorney with information about your health and your health insurance coverage.  This week we will explain why sharing comprehensive financial information allows an elder law attorney to advise you about long-term care options and strategies for protecting assets Providing detailed information on income…

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Putting the Pieces of the Elder Law Puzzle Together Part 1

PART 1: Putting the Pieces of the Elder Law Puzzle Together, Why We Ask What We Ask

By Miles Hurley | July 14, 2020

  In our July newsletter, we talk about the types of questions that elder law attorneys often ask during an initial consultation, as well as why they are important. From health conditions and existing legal documents to income and assets, elder law attorneys ask a lot of personal questions. You may be asking yourself, “why…

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Putting the Pieces of the Elder Law Puzzle Together: Why We Ask What We Ask

By Miles Hurley | July 7, 2020

During your first meeting with an Elder Law Attorney, the attorney will ask an array of questions about your health, your existing legal documents, as well as your income and assets. You may be asking yourself, “why does the attorney need to know all of this information?” Discussing health concerns with an elder law attorney…

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The Scariest Part of Aging: Outliving Your Money

By Miles Hurley | October 30, 2019

  According the to a recent study, 49% of Americans report that running out of money in retirement is one of their main concerns about growing older. [1]   With the growing life expectancy and the increasing costs of long-term care, it is no wonder that so many Americans fear outliving their money. The amount…

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Asset Protection Planning: Early Planning Protects Your Money, Future, and Peace of Mind

By Miles Hurley | October 23, 2019

  “Well, it sounds like I should have done this years ago.” A new client’s response to the plan we presented at the end of her first meeting with our team. “Yes, most people should have started this planning way before they needed it.” The majority of the work we do for families involves crisis…

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Veterans Official Dates of War

VA Pension with Aid and Attendance 101: Official Dates of War

By Hurley Elder Care Law | November 7, 2018

  As you know, the Pension with Aid and Attendance benefit can offer substantial income to help veterans and their surviving spouses pay for long-term care. This benefit, however, is only for wartime veterans.  More specifically, a veteran must have served for at least 90 days of active duty, must have a discharge that is…

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Should Older Adults Consider Bankruptcy?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | October 31, 2018

The recent article in the New York Times, “Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans,” stirred up quite a bit about the financial situation many older adults are facing. As the article points out, many older adults are turning to bankruptcy as a solution to their problems. More Older Adults are Filing for…

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Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: How to Avoid the Medicaid “Death Bill”

By Hurley Elder Care Law | October 3, 2018

One area of Medicaid law that continues to confuse and scare families is the Medicaid “Death Bill,” or known as Medicaid Estate Recovery. Hurley Elder Care Law’s recent blog shares information on how you can avoid the Death Bill.

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Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: Hide Your Assets in a Trust?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | August 22, 2018

“Can’t I just put Mama’s assets in a trust and then apply for Medicaid?” We hear this question maybe weekly. Unfortunately for these families, qualifying for Medicaid is not that easy. Medicaid Asset Limits In Georgia, you cannot own more than $2,000 of countable assets to be eligible for nursing home Medicaid. For a thorough…

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