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

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The Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare

By Miles Hurley | October 15, 2020
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Aging alone: Make a plan for care

By Miles Hurley | October 6, 2020

Today, seniors are living longer often with complex medical issues and a disjointed family support structure.  During the month of October, we will look at aging for the 21st century “modern” family and explore the unique issues today’s seniors are facing. According to the US Census Bureau, one in five adults age 65-74 live alone…

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Aging Ally and Pets: Making a Plan for Care

By Miles Hurley | September 29, 2020

Our September newsletter discussed the importance of including your pets in your estate plan. After sending our newsletter, we received a great deal of interest in Pet Trusts so we thought we would share more information about Aging Ally  for our pet lover followers. Pet owners aging without a limited support structure Hurley Elder Care…

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General Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters

By Miles Hurley | September 24, 2020
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Pet trusts: Planning for your pets as part of your estate plan

By Miles Hurley | September 15, 2020

In our September newsletter, we discussed the benefits of creating a pet trust. Today we will explore some of the intricacies of pet trusts as well as the importance of working with an attorney experienced in the creation of a pet trust. Planning for your pets should be part of your estate planning. The benefits…

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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 Importance of Having a Will and a Basic Estate Plan

By Miles Hurley | April 22, 2020
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The Importance of a General Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters

By Miles Hurley | April 21, 2020
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Guardianship Mistakes: Failing to Plan

By Miles Hurley | March 19, 2020

The guardianship process is complex, expensive, and often humiliating to the older adult. Most times, guardianship is also avoidable.   Plan ahead to avoid guardianship.   Whenever possible, guardianship should be avoided. The most effective way to avoid guardianship is to plan ahead. Sine there is no guarantee that we will be of sound mind up…

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Guardianship Mistakes: Misunderstanding the Basics

By Miles Hurley | March 12, 2020

Caring for an older adult with dementia or other serious illness brings on a whole new vocabulary and issues to learn about. Understanding guardianship and the legal rights of surrogate decision makers is usually at the top of the list.   “What is the difference between POA and Guardianship?”   We hear from stressed out…

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