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

LGBTQ+ seniors

Estate Planning for LGBTQ+ Seniors

By Miles Hurley | 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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Revocable trust

Is a Trust the Right Option?

By Miles Hurley | 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?

By Miles Hurley | 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

By Jodi Hersh | 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

By Jodi Hersh | 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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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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What happens if you die without a will?

Dying Without A Will Can Cause Big Problems

By Miles Hurley | December 17, 2020
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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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Last Will and Testament

A Last Will and Testament – Why should I have a Will?

By Miles Hurley | November 19, 2020
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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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