Elder Law

Silver lining

Finding the Silver Lining as we say Goodbye 2020… and Hello 2021!

By Miles Hurley | December 29, 2020

We know we are all anxious to put 2020 behind us and usher in a New Year. While we’re sure we can all easily come up with a long list of things and events that we missed out on and many families have been intimately affected by COVID, we will reflect on some of the…

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open conversations

Open Conversations: Give the “Gift of Peace” to Your Family

By Miles Hurley | December 22, 2020

Having an open conversation with your family about the kind of end of life care and medical intervention that you want is the best holiday gift you can give. A Happy and Healthy Family Until… Cathy and Mark are loving and close siblings who live in different cities with their own families. Their 80-year-old parents,…

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planning for 2021

Planning for 2021: A Little Different This Year

By Miles Hurley | December 8, 2020

WOW! What a year 2020 has been! Well, I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a year unlike any in recent memories. We will all be happy to sing Auld Lang Syne and toast to a new year at midnight on Dec. 31. For many of us, planning for 2021 will look…

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Holiday tips

Holiday Tips for a COVID World

By Miles Hurley | November 24, 2020

A Different Kind of Holiday Season It’s that time of year again…time for holidays, celebrations, family, hugs, laughs, decorating, overeating, travel, gifts, and much more. In an ordinary year, in addition to these ‘fun’ activities, the holiday season often contributes to added stress and feelings of loneliness for many. 2020 certainly isn’t an ‘ordinary’ year!…

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Medicare Open Enrollment: Medicare Advantage Plans

By Miles Hurley | November 17, 2020

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2021 is in full swing! But, the Dec. 7th deadline to enroll or change your coverage is quickly approaching! Our November 3, 2020 blog discussed Original Medicare and all of its “parts.” But what about Medicare Advantage Plans and how they stand up to Original Medicare? Is there really an advantage to…

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Medicare

Medicare Open Enrollment

By Miles Hurley | November 3, 2020

It’s that time of year again! It’s Medicare open enrollment! Do the many available plans confuse you and cause you to want to pull your hair out? Well, you’re not alone. Most of the seniors that we serve are covered by Medicare but scratch their heads when trying to decipher what the different “parts” of…

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Women and aging

By Miles Hurley | October 27, 2020

The MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements have shed significant light on some of the structural inequality we face in America.  Incremental progress has been slowed even further by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is hard to believe the dismal statistics showing the financial vulnerability aging women face due to a lifetime of gender inequality.   Making…

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blended families

Blended families: Avoiding future conflict

By Miles Hurley | October 20, 2020

Today, due to divorce, spousal death and remarriages, blended families have become the new normal.  Your new aging ”blended family” should consider specialized estate planning to avoid needless family drama and financial missteps.  All families have their own unique dynamic.  Combining families creates its own complex dynamic and can cause conflict.  The complications of aging…

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The Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare

By Miles Hurley | October 15, 2020
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new aging family

The New Aging Family: Planning for the future

By Miles Hurley | October 13, 2020

The new aging family looks significantly different than it did at the height of the baby boom. There are fewer and fewer nuclear “traditional” families with a husband, wife, son, and daughter.  Now, more families look like the Brady Bunch or the Pritchetts from Modern Family, or even resemble the movie “Yours, Mine, and Ours”. …

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