Planning

The Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation

By Miles Hurley | June 29, 2021

The Sandwich Generation is defined as a generation of people, typically in their thirties or forties, responsible for raising their own children AND for the care of their aging parents.  According to National Alliance for Caregiving, 9.3-million Americans are part of the “Sandwich Generation,” who are caregiving during their peak career years. The challenge of navigating life in…

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A Last Will and Testament – Why should I have a Will?

By Miles Hurley | November 19, 2020
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The New Aging Family: Planning for the future

By Miles Hurley | October 13, 2020

The new aging family looks significantly different than it did at the height of the baby boom. There are fewer and fewer nuclear “traditional” families with a husband, wife, son, and daughter.  Now, more families look like the Brady Bunch or the Pritchetts from Modern Family, or even resemble the movie “Yours, Mine, and Ours”. …

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Aging alone: Make a plan for care

By Miles Hurley | October 6, 2020

Today, seniors are living longer often with complex medical issues and a disjointed family support structure.  During the month of October, we will look at aging for the 21st century “modern” family and explore the unique issues today’s seniors are facing. According to the US Census Bureau, one in five adults age 65-74 live alone…

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New Year’s Resolution: Finally creating a will and powers of attorney!

By Miles Hurley | January 2, 2020

Let’s make this the year you finally tackle some of those tasks that you’ve been putting off. At the top of your New Year’s resolution list should be your estate plan.   Most adults put off estate planning for several reasons: 1) It seems overwhelming and confusing; 2) It seems terribly complicated and expensive; 3)…

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Asset Protection Planning: Early Planning Protects Your Money, Future, and Peace of Mind

By Miles Hurley | October 23, 2019

  “Well, it sounds like I should have done this years ago.” A new client’s response to the plan we presented at the end of her first meeting with our team. “Yes, most people should have started this planning way before they needed it.” The majority of the work we do for families involves crisis…

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Advance Care Planning Tools: Five Wishes

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 17, 2019

  We are passionate about Georgians completing their advance care plans, and we strongly urge Georgians to complete the Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare (see our last blog and the downloadable form). The Georgia Advance Directive, however, is not the only advance care planning document available. Five Wishes In 1997, Aging with Dignity wrote “Five…

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Organizing and Keeping Files

By Hurley Elder Care Law | February 13, 2019

Many of our clients come into the office toting grocery bags, cardboard boxes or backpacks filled with about fifty years of paperwork. As time goes by and our financial situations change, the amount of paperwork we must keep grows exponentially. That said, by the time a person gets to be 70, 85 or 102 years…

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Dealing with Properties in Other States: How Preplanning Can Help You Avoid Multiple Probates

By Hurley Elder Care Law | December 13, 2017

If you own property in different states (say you live in New York but winter in Florida or live in Georgia but have family property in Ohio), your estate could be complicated for those that survive you one day. Real estate is governed by the laws of the state in which it is located, not…

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Locating Critical Information

By Hurley Elder Care Law | July 24, 2017

A parent’s unexpected health event could precipitate an immediate need to get your hands on key information and secure valuables. Before something happens, it is a good time to talk to aging parents about what you may need to provide someday. Some parents are hesitant to discuss personal matters, even with their children. For insight…

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