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

hurley elder care law logo

Make Estate Planning a Part of Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Miles Hurley | December 27, 2019

It’s unbelievable, but 2019 is almost over. As we approach the new year, it’s time to start thinking about new year’s resolutions.  This year it’s time to make estate planning a part of your new year’s resolutions. Like most people, you’ve probably been putting off your estate planning. It can seem too confusing, too expensive,…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

How to Get Your Parents to Talk and Plan

By Miles Hurley | December 4, 2019

Many adult children saw their parents last week for Thanksgiving. And many of those adult children had not seen their parents in months or even in almost a year. Work and family obligations paired with substantial distance makes it difficult for all of us to get together as often as we’d like. Did you see…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: Setting up a Qualified Income Trust

By Miles Hurley | September 11, 2019

  Our last blog covered the top three things you should know about Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid. Coming in at #1 was:   You likely don’t make too much money to qualify for nursing home Medicaid.   This confuses so many families—and even professionals.   Georgia does have an income cap. By having an income…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: The Top 3 Things to Know

By Miles Hurley | September 4, 2019

Medicaid continues to be the largest payer of nursing home care in Georgia.  The path to getting Medicaid, though, is confusing and cumbersome. We have addressed many of the questions about Medicaid through our blog and newsletter. It’s hard to understand exactly how the rules apply to you and your family. Here are the Top 3…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: When and How to Apply

By Miles Hurley | August 14, 2019

  Applying for Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid can seem daunting. There are so many questions and seemingly few ways to get solid information. Hurley Elder Care Law addresses some of the most frequent questions about applying for Nursing Home Medicaid in Georgia in our most recent blog. How do you apply for Nursing Home Medicaid…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

Hiring a Professional to be Your POA

By Hurley Elder Care Law | June 26, 2019

  For most aging adults, family members act as the health care and financial agents. Most of us have a spouse, adult child, sibling or other family member who is able and willing to be our agent(s). More and more frequently, however, we are hearing from elder orphans—or those who have no adult children, spouse…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

How Often Should You Update Your Documents?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | June 19, 2019

  Your estate planning documents should be updated regularly. They are not meant for you to “set it and forget it.”  We recommend that everyone follow the following rule of thumb for updating their advance directives: Whenever there is a new decade, death, diagnosis, divorce, decline, or change in domicile, it’s time to update your…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

Has your Power of Attorney expired?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | June 12, 2019

  At least once a week we hear from a family member who has been told that her dad’s power of attorney has expired. In an effort to protect an account holder’s assets, many financial institutions will refuse to accept a power of attorney. They fear fraud and exploitation, so they will often create artificial…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

Choosing the Best Agent for Your Power of Attorney

By Hurley Elder Care Law | June 5, 2019

  Because a Power of Attorney enables your agent to act on your behalf for all financial matters, it is extremely important that you choose an agent that you trust.  Effectively, you are giving someone else the power to spend your money, sell your property, and take out new lines of credit in your name.…

Read More
hurley elder care law logo

Quiz: Are You Truly Prepared for Your Loved One’s Medical Crisis?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | May 29, 2019

  If you are caring for a disabled or aging loved one, you are likely anticipating a medical crisis to eventually happen: The dreaded call from a neighbor or hospital; a late night call from your loved one; coming home from work to find your loved one on the floor! Many of us think we’re…

Read More

Subscribe to our blog and monthly newsletter.

Subscribe to blog and newsletter

First Name
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.