Advance Directives

GA Psychiatric Advance Directive

Understanding the Georgia Psychiatric Advance Directive: Your Voice in Mental Health Care

By Miles Hurley | January 24, 2024

Imagine a scenario where you’re unable to make decisions about your mental healthcare, perhaps due to a sudden mental health crisis. Who would speak for you? What treatments would you want or not want? That’s where the Georgia Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD) comes into play. It’s like having a roadmap for your mental health treatment…

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Customized estate plan

Create a customized estate plan in the new year

By Miles Hurley | December 26, 2023

2023 is coming to a close. Many of us make resolutions for the new year. They often include health benefits such as losing weight and exercising more. In 2024, why not make a resolution that’s simple to keep? Create a proper estate plan for you and your loved ones.   Hurley Elder Care Law can assist you…

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Conversation Project

An open conversation about end-of-life care

By Miles Hurley | November 14, 2023

The holidays are quickly approaching, and families love gathering. This is the perfect time to have an open conversation with your family about the kind of end-of-life care and medical intervention you desire. Having that open conversation with the people in your life can be the best holiday gift you can give. A Happy and…

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By Miles Hurley | February 21, 2023

Nancy lives alone and suffered a major stroke.  She cannot communicate her medical wishes, does not have a Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare and her hospital care team cannot locate a friend or family member to help. Nancy has become “unbefriended”. In today’s world we are all familiar with the social media terms ‘friend’ and…

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The Sandwich Generation

Why Estate Plan? Because we love them!

By Miles Hurley | February 7, 2023

Over the past few weeks we have explained the purpose of the Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare and the Durable Financial Power of Attorney. But we thought before we continue with our legal explanations of important estate planning documents, we would explore the impact on families if these aren’t in place.  So why estate plan?…

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GA Advance Directive for Healthcare

Advance Directives

By Miles Hurley | January 24, 2023

What is a Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare? This document allows you to appoint a person you trust to make healthcare decisions for you should you become unable. It also provides options for more detailed end-of-life care planning such as resuscitation, feeding tubes and antibiotics. In addition, you can nominate a potential guardian (should you…

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Make a Resolution

Make an Important New Year’s Resolution

By Miles Hurley | December 27, 2022

Lose the weight, exercise more…typical New Year’s resolutions. In 2023, why not make a resolution that’s simple to keep? Create a proper estate plan for you and your loved ones.   Hurley Elder Care Law can assist you in making a customized estate plan that meets your family’s needs. Don’t Procrastinate! Although estate planning may be…

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Estate planning awareness

Estate planning awareness

By Miles Hurley | October 25, 2022

October is National Estate Planning Awareness month. Although this isn’t nearly as exciting as our upcoming holidays and other recognized days throughout the year, it certainly is as important. Why should you take the time to make sure your estate planning is updated and in order? The answer is quite simple, to make things easier…

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NEW Georgia Psychiatric Advance Directive

NEW Georgia Psychiatric Advance Directive

By Miles Hurley | August 9, 2022

Recently a new and important bill was signed into law. Georgia House Bill 752, also known as the Georgia Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD), is a forward-thinking law that empowers individuals to take control of their lives and health care through proactive decision-making to address their unique mental health needs and situations. Why is this important?…

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barriers to accepting a financial Power of Attorney

Barriers to accepting a POA

By Miles Hurley | July 12, 2022

“No,” “Denied,” “We can’t accept that,” … These are all words our client families hear daily when presenting a General Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters  (POA) at a financial institution.  To protect an account holder’s assets, many banks will refuse to accept a power of attorney. They fear fraud and exploitation, so they…

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