Probate

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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Hurley Elder Care Law Offers New CEs for 2019

By Hurley Elder Care Law | January 9, 2019

It is no secret that we enjoy sharing knowledge and information about best practices with other elder care professionals in Georgia (and across the country!). Last year, we spoke over 150 times and offered 73 different continuing education events. We are certified to offer continuing education credits to social workers via the Association of Social…

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Six Reasons We’re Thankful for Our Attorneys

By Hurley Elder Care Law | November 21, 2018

  It’s the season to be thankful, and we are so thankful for our amazing attorneys at Hurley Elder Care Law. Hurley Elder Care Law takes a team approach to meeting the needs of each of our clients and families, but the attorneys take the lead in providing counsel and setting up each individualized plan.…

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You have a plan for your parents but how do you make them move?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 18, 2018

Last week I talked to a woman about her aging parents. They are living in an apartment in the independent-living section of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Her 89-year-old dad is blind, and her 87-year-old mom has dementia. According to the daughter, they are just getting by with the on-site meals and regular housekeeping;…

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Understanding Guardianships: Annual Reporting

By Hurley Elder Care Law | March 28, 2018

After the probate court appoints a guardian over a ward, the court stays involved in the ward’s care to supervise the ward’s affairs and monitor the actions of the guardian. Guardians must provide regular reports, known as Personal Status Reports, to the court to keep them updated on the ward. This report must include the…

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