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Women and aging

By Miles Hurley | October 27, 2020

The MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements have shed significant light on some of the structural inequality we face in America.  Incremental progress has been slowed even further by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is hard to believe the dismal statistics showing the financial vulnerability aging women face due to a lifetime of gender inequality.   Making…

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Five Tips for Helping Your Divorced, Aging Parent

By Hurley Elder Care Law | June 6, 2018

My parents have been divorced for over three decades, and my mom has been very self-sufficient until recently. After a few scary instances with her heart and then a fall, we both decided that she should move from her home in California to Roswell to be closer to my family and me. I am glad…

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples –Should I divorce my spouse?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | May 24, 2017

Every once in awhile we are asked about using divorce as a Medicaid planning tool. The reasoning goes that if the well spouse has over $120,900, that spouse may want to avoid spending those assets on nursing home care as well as the Medicaid Estate Recovery. A “Medicaid Divorce” could do just that. So should…

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