Power of Attorney (POA)

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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Misinformation

Caution! Misinformation is Everywhere

By Miles Hurley | March 8, 2022

Misinformation is rampant! You’ve heard the expression, “don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” Well, the sad reality is that misinformation is not just on the internet, but also comes from seemingly reputable individuals, professionals, and yes . . . even attorneys. Here are a few ill-advised suggestions we’ve heard recently:   The misinformation:…

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Welcome to Georgia

Welcome to Georgia, Y’all!

By Miles Hurley | February 8, 2022

Have you or a loved one recently moved to Georgia? Many people move to our lovely state for the lower cost of living and favorable climate. But often, it is also to be closer to family and caregivers. Just prior to or after moving to Georgia, it is important to review your existing legal documents.…

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Power of Attorney

General Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters

By Miles Hurley | January 25, 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcFz0ZWU4gw&t=6s

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Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare Video

Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare

By Miles Hurley | January 18, 2022

https://youtu.be/sMaB5WPK1zs

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Capacity vs. Competency- When to Seek a Guardianship

By Miles Hurley | November 9, 2021

Who’s The Boss? A client recently called our office asking if she has “the right” to move her mother into an assisted living community against her mom’s will. The adult daughter, Mary, has a General Durable Power of Attorney in place for her mother, but what rights does Mary really have? Does she have the…

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How to choose a power of attorney

How to Choose a Power of Attorney

By Miles Hurley | October 12, 2021

We have spent a lot of time during the past year discussing the importance of a Power of Attorney. Because a Power of Attorney enables your agent to act on your behalf for all financial matters, it is extremely important that you choose an agent that you trust.  Effectively, you are giving someone else the power to…

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Gray divorce and estate planning

Gray Divorce and Estate Planning

By Miles Hurley | September 14, 2021

Last week we likely surprised you and made you do a double take by stating that divorce rates have doubled since 1990 for adults over 50. This trend, called Gray Divorce, has caused Hurley Elder Care Law to take time to look at our own practice and make sure we educate our clients on the…

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The Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare

By Miles Hurley | October 15, 2020
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General Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters

By Miles Hurley | September 24, 2020
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