Power of Attorney (POA)

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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The Importance of a General Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters

By Miles Hurley | April 21, 2020
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Guardianship and Conservatorship

Guardianship Mistakes: Misunderstanding the Basics

By Miles Hurley | March 12, 2020

Caring for an older adult with dementia or other serious illness brings on a whole new vocabulary and issues to learn about. Understanding guardianship and the legal rights of surrogate decision makers is usually at the top of the list.   “What is the difference between POA and Guardianship?”   We hear from stressed out…

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Complete Estate Planning: Powers of Attorney

By Miles Hurley | March 5, 2020

One major component of a complete estate plan is a financial Power of Attorney. Although important, the  financial Power of Attorney is often misunderstood. A financial Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to name someone to handle your finances — taxes, bills, bank accounts, real estate sales, etc.  It can help…

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Complete Estate Planning: If you think planning is expensive…

By Miles Hurley | February 26, 2020

Most adults do not have a complete estate plan. We know—it’s expensive, time-consuming, stressful, and overall unpleasant to think about.   Not planning for your potential incapacity and your death is even more expensive and time-consuming.   If you die without a will or trust, you’ll lose control over who inherits your stuff and who…

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Complete Estate Planning: Advance Directives for People with Dementia

By Miles Hurley | February 13, 2020

In November of last year, the Washington Post ran an opinion piece by an ER doctor titled “Doctors are torturing dementia patients at the end of their life”.  Read the article here The doctor’s experience and perspective are not unusual. As Jane Brody of the New York Times summarized “Advanced dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, is the…

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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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