Probate

How to avoid probate?

How can I avoid probate?

By Miles Hurley | August 24, 2021

We have spent the past few weeks telling you all about Probate, so we will now answer the question that is likely on your mind…”If the process is so tedious and burdensome, how can I avoid probate?” Today’s blog will share several ingredients for this secret sauce. A typical question we hear at Hurley Elder…

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When is probate complicated?

When is probate complicated?

By Miles Hurley | August 17, 2021

Last week we all agreed that death is not a fun or easy topic to think about much less take the time to plan for in advance. We also discussed what probate is and shared some advice on how to go through the probate steps. What we didn’t have time to discuss is what situations…

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Probate

What exactly is probate?

By Miles Hurley | August 10, 2021

Let’s face it, death is not a fun or easy topic to talk about. It is one of those things that many of us try to push to the back of our minds and procrastinate addressing. Hold your hand up if you fall in this category. We bet a good number of you are holding…

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The business of dying

The Business of Dying

By Miles Hurley | August 3, 2021

If you’ve ever had someone close to you die and have been tasked with planning arrangements for the wake, funeral, and burial or cremation you know it can be difficult. Not only are you dealing with heartache and grief of losing that loved one, but now you’re also dealing with the organizational aspects of death.…

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Putting the Pieces of the Elder Law Puzzle Together Part 2

PART 2: Putting the Pieces of the Elder Law Puzzle Together: Why We ask What We Ask

By Miles Hurley | July 21, 2020

  Last week we discussed how important it was to provide  the attorney with information about your health and your health insurance coverage.  This week we will explain why sharing comprehensive financial information allows an elder law attorney to advise you about long-term care options and strategies for protecting assets Providing detailed information on income…

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Complete Estate Planning: Trusts

By Miles Hurley | February 21, 2020

  Setting up a complete estate plan involves addressing what will happen to your assets and your stuff after you die. This means you may be executing a will, possibly establishing and funding a trust, and updating all of your beneficiary designations.   You have to create a plan for who gets your stuff after…

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Complete Estate Planning: Trusts

By Miles Hurley | January 15, 2020

This is the year for finally establishing a complete estate plan! Part of your complete estate planning could include a trust. Some situations are best handled by a trust, but it’s not the right fit for everyone.  In our practice we think it’s really important to use the correct tool for the job at hand.…

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Complete Estate Planning: Wills

By Miles Hurley | January 8, 2020

This is the year for finally getting your estate plan done!   We know that most adults put off estate planning. The whole thing can seem unnecessary, overwhelming, and expensive.  Our aim is to show you that estate planning does not have to complicated, expensive, or stressful.  This week and for the next several weeks,…

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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,…

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A To Do List for Aging Loved Ones

By Hurley Elder Care Law | February 6, 2019

Last week we met with the adult children of an older couple that needs help. Dad was taking care of mom on a full time basis—she has been living with dementia for the last five years— until he had a stroke. Now mom is receiving 24/7 care from a home care agency while dad’s been…

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