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Gray Divorce Can Impact Public Benefits

By Miles Hurley | September 7, 2021

Gray divorces, divorces involving spouses over the age of 50, have hit an all-time high in our country. Last week we shared some advice on estate planning needs when divorcing. This week we will help you figure out how a gray divorce can impact public benefits such as social security, nursing home Medicaid and VA…

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Exploring gray divorce

Exploring Gray Divorce

By Miles Hurley | August 31, 2021

What do Melinda and Bill Gates and MacKenzie and Jeff Bezos have in common? You may respond that they are ultra-rich billionaires, but another correct answer is both couples experienced a gray divorce. Over the next few weeks we will be exploring gray divorce and its impact on aging couples. What is Gray Divorce? Have…

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Summertime FUN

Summertime FUN for Older Adults

By Miles Hurley | July 9, 2021

As we conclude our summer blog series, we want to make sure to discuss ways older adults can participate in summertime FUN. The warmer weather makes it easier for us all to get outside and enjoy many activities. Occupational therapist, Regina Sitterley, founder of Home Therapy Solutions suggests purchasing a Rollator walker for outdoor use.…

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The Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation

By Miles Hurley | June 29, 2021

The Sandwich Generation is defined as a generation of people, typically in their thirties or forties, responsible for raising their own children AND for the care of their aging parents.  According to National Alliance for Caregiving, 9.3-million Americans are part of the “Sandwich Generation,” who are caregiving during their peak career years. The challenge of navigating life in…

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Traveling as an older adult

Traveling as an older adult

By Miles Hurley | June 22, 2021

Summer is here, and the travel and hospitality industries are reporting record numbers of vacation reservations. Many families are reuniting after time apart and traveling together to vacation destinations to spend quality time together and have some fun. There are several things to consider when traveling as an older adult. Even if you are only traveling…

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Senior centers reopening

Local Senior Centers are Reopening

By Miles Hurley | June 15, 2021

Summer is here, and our Hurley Elder Care Law team is excited to make plans and enjoy all that the season has to offer…. gardening, grilling, vacations and parties with friends and family.   With pandemic restrictions lifting throughout Georgia, there are many opportunities for us to come together and safely experience our favorite summertime activities.…

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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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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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Funding a Special Needs Trust

Funding a Special Needs Trust

By Miles Hurley | April 27, 2021

Our recent blogs have discussed when to create a Special Needs Trust (SNT) including the various types of SNTs to consider. This week we will explain the critical importance of properly funding a Special Needs Trust. What does it mean to “fund” a trust? To put it simply, funding a trust means transferring assets into…

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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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