Real Estate

How to avoid probate?

How can I avoid probate?

By Miles Hurley | August 24, 2021

We have spent the past few weeks telling you all about Probate, so we will now answer the question that is likely on your mind…”If the process is so tedious and burdensome, how can I avoid probate?” Today’s blog will share several ingredients for this secret sauce. A typical question we hear at Hurley Elder…

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Expert Tips for Georgia Medicaid: Three Ways to Protect Your House From Medicaid Estate Recovery

By Hurley Elder Care Law | July 19, 2018

The rules about home ownership and Medicaid often confuse families. Here are the basics: A person can own a home and qualify for Medicaid, BUT that home may be vulnerable to Estate Recovery after the person dies. In other words, a nursing home resident can own a home and still get Medicaid benefits. The home…

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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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