Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney)

Conversation Project

An open conversation about end-of-life care

By Miles Hurley | November 14, 2023

The holidays are quickly approaching, and families love gathering. This is the perfect time to have an open conversation with your family about the kind of end-of-life care and medical intervention you desire. Having that open conversation with the people in your life can be the best holiday gift you can give. A Happy and…

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Probate in multiple states

Probate in multiple states

By Miles Hurley | August 22, 2023

Probate is a word that is often dreaded by families when dealing with the death of a loved one. Last week we explained the basics of probating a will. We assist clients with the probate process and sometimes run into scenarios where they must probate in multiple states. Do you own property in more than…

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Pet trust estate planning

Your pets should be part of your estate plan

By Miles Hurley | August 8, 2023

Countless times, we have implored you to take the time to address your estate planning needs. We have pointed out the many benefits, the consequences for not planning, how it is a gift to your family and so on. Still, people tend to put it off because it isn’t pleasant and viewed as an added…

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Pride Month

Pride Month – Recognizing the unique concerns of LGBTQ+ seniors

By Miles Hurley | June 20, 2023

Throughout June we see celebrations of Pride month. We honor LGBTQ+ voices and experiences and highlight some of the issues members of our community continue to face. Pride month is a great time to shine a light on the unique concerns of LGBTQ+ seniors. History of Pride Month In June 1969 a gay club, The Stonewall…

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By Hurley Elder Care Law | May 26, 2023

In this video, learn about some important documents you should consider to ensure that your wishes are respected and carried out when the time comes. Find out why having a will, trust, advanced directive for health care, financial power of attorney and long-term care plan is essential for peace of mind.

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When should you update your will?

When is the right time to update a will?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 1, 2023

This video explains when it is the right time for you to update your will. It could be due to a divorce, medical diagnosis, death in the family, or simply as time passes and family dynamics change. Hurley Elder Care Law provides insight into this important legal document.

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By Miles Hurley | February 21, 2023

Nancy lives alone and suffered a major stroke.  She cannot communicate her medical wishes, does not have a Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare and her hospital care team cannot locate a friend or family member to help. Nancy has become “unbefriended”. In today’s world we are all familiar with the social media terms ‘friend’ and…

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Show your love

Show Your Love

By Miles Hurley | February 14, 2023

What better way to show your love and celebrate Valentine’s Day than to create your estate plan to make things easier on your loved ones? In last week’s blog we shared some theories as to why people put off this important task. However, even with our society’s fear of discussions on incapacity and death, these…

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The Sandwich Generation

Why Estate Plan? Because we love them!

By Miles Hurley | February 7, 2023

Over the past few weeks we have explained the purpose of the Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare and the Durable Financial Power of Attorney. But we thought before we continue with our legal explanations of important estate planning documents, we would explore the impact on families if these aren’t in place.  So why estate plan?…

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Durable Financial Power of Attorney

What is a Durable Financial Power of Attorney?

By Miles Hurley | January 31, 2023

Last week we explained what a Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare is and why you should have one.  To create a comprehensive estate plan, you need several documents. To be fully protected and have your financial wishes followed, you should also have a Durable Financial Power of Attorney. One major component of a complete estate…

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