Power of Attorney (POA)

Durable Financial Power of Attorney

What is a Durable Financial Power of Attorney?

By Miles Hurley | January 31, 2023

Last week we explained what a Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare is and why you should have one.  To create a comprehensive estate plan, you need several documents. To be fully protected and have your financial wishes followed, you should also have a Durable Financial Power of Attorney. One major component of a complete estate…

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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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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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right to establish a residence

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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