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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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Understanding Conservatorship: Protecting Loved Ones From Scammers

By Hurley Elder Care Law | March 21, 2018

“My dad has early stages of dementia. He hasn’t been diagnosed, but we’ve been noticing some major changes over the last year and a half. My mom just discovered that he’s been taking out thousands of dollars from their checking account. When asked about it, he says that he’s just helping a friend out and…

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Can a Guardianship be Reversed?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | March 19, 2018

“I think that my mom was wrongly appointed a guardian. She has trouble talking and being understood, but she is not crazy or demented. What can I do?” Although rare, there are times when a person has inappropriately been deemed incompetent. Fortunately, the probate courts have a restoration process for terminating the guardianship. This is…

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Understanding Guardianships: How long do guardianships take to get? How long do they last?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | March 14, 2018

Each county has a Probate Court that handles their resident’s guardianship hearings. Generally speaking, it can take over a month to complete the entire process of filing, serving, evaluating, and holding the hearing to have a guardian appointed. The length of time really depends on the specific court being used; some courts have longer wait…

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Understanding Guardianships: There are Risks with Pursuing Guardianship

By Hurley Elder Care Law | March 7, 2018

The decision to pursue guardianship should not be taken lightly. There are real risks with pursuing guardianship: -The guardianship process requires you to say things about your loved one in open court and often in front of your loved one. Telling a judge that you think your mom is incapable of handling her own affairs…

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Understanding Guardianships: Who can file for guardianships? Must an attorney be involved?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | February 7, 2018

In most situations, Georgia requires that two people file for guardianship. This can be any two persons who will swear to the facts in the petition, or any one person along with a physician’s, licensed clinical social worker’s, or psychologist’s affidavit stating that he or she had examined the Proposed Ward within 15 days prior…

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How is Competency Determined by a Court?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | January 23, 2018

Only a person deemed to be incompetent by a judge can have a guardian or conservator named over him/her. The Georgia code states, “The court may appoint a guardian for an adult only if the court finds the adult lacks sufficient capacity to make or communicate significant responsible decisions concerning his or her health or…

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