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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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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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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What exactly is probate?

By Miles Hurley | August 10, 2021

Let’s face it, death is not a fun or easy topic to talk about. It is one of those things that many of us try to push to the back of our minds and procrastinate addressing. Hold your hand up if you fall in this category. We bet a good number of you are holding…

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Revocable trust

Is a Trust the Right Option?

By Miles Hurley | May 25, 2021

Over the past few weeks, we have discussed the Georgia Advance Directive for Healthcare, a General Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters and a Last Will and Testament. When it comes to estate planning, trusts can seem complicated. Revocable, irrevocable, living, funded, unfunded . . . what does it all mean? How can you know if…

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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: Trusts

By Miles Hurley | January 15, 2020

This is the year for finally establishing a complete estate plan! Part of your complete estate planning could include a trust. Some situations are best handled by a trust, but it’s not the right fit for everyone.  In our practice we think it’s really important to use the correct tool for the job at hand.…

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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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Make Estate Planning a Part of Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Miles Hurley | December 27, 2019

It’s unbelievable, but 2019 is almost over. As we approach the new year, it’s time to start thinking about new year’s resolutions.  This year it’s time to make estate planning a part of your new year’s resolutions. Like most people, you’ve probably been putting off your estate planning. It can seem too confusing, too expensive,…

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Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid: Setting up a Qualified Income Trust

By Miles Hurley | September 11, 2019

  Our last blog covered the top three things you should know about Georgia Nursing Home Medicaid. Coming in at #1 was:   You likely don’t make too much money to qualify for nursing home Medicaid.   This confuses so many families—and even professionals.   Georgia does have an income cap. By having an income…

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