Estate Planning Update - 04.06.21

The arrival of spring typically equates to the 'spring-cleaning' of your home. In this article, I challenge family caregivers and those of you wishing to age in place to polish your knowledge and spruce...

Estate Planning Update - 03.25.21

Estate plans, much like the people who create them, are all unique. Contrary to popular belief, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. While there are some general similarities that can lead two clients to have...

Estate Planning Update - 03.10.21

We are still doing planning consultations, document signings, care coordination, drafting of documents, and all related work—in sum, all the types of work we usually do. We have generally moved most...

Estate Planning Update - 02.23.21

A Long-Term Care Strategy That Provides More Than Hope - Growing up, my parents would frequently reiterate that hope is not a strategy. Although I did not always adhere to this guidance, their mantra...

Estate Planning Update - 02.09.21

529 Plan – A Double-Edged Sword for College Expenses and Estate and Gift Taxes - My daughter turns 17 this week. As you might imagine, college is a frequent topic of conversation at our house. Where...

Estate Planning Weekly COVID-19 Update - 12.10.20

Save the Date: Upcoming Webinar with Amy Boulware and Sally Brewer Demystifying Conservatorship: When Is It Needed and How Does It Work? Amy and Sally will discuss and help you understand when...


Hamilton County Health Department Expands Vaccine Eligibility to Adults Age 55 and Older — Effective Immediately 03.18.21

In an effort to avoid destroying unused COVID-19 vaccines, the Hamilton County Health Department announced it will expand age eligibility to individuals age 55 and older. Prior to this announcement, the...

CMS Releases New Guidance Around Visitation for Nursing Homes 03.10.21

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new guidance around visitation for nursing homes.  It is effective immediately. After a year of significant restrictions imposed because...

A Long-Term Care Strategy That Provides More Than Hope

Growing up, my parents would frequently reiterate that hope is not a strategy. Although I did not always adhere to this guidance, their mantra has been confirmed more often than not. As my family is currently... 

VIDEO: How to Stay Connected With Loved Ones in Care Facilities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Amy Boulware, Care Manager for Elder Law and Special Needs Planning at Chambliss, speaks on behalf of the entire Estate Planning team to let clients know the firm is thinking about them... 

How to Manage Downsizing and Decluttering

During the pandemic, accomplishing everything from home has become the norm, and it sometimes seems that life outside the house has been canceled. All these months of being at home have given me a lot...

Is Your Physician Your Long-Term Care Quarterback?

Fast moving, continuous coverage, and goal-oriented! It sounds like football, but hopefully this describes your physician’s practice and their dedication to your care. With hopes of football right around...

A Message From Your Friendly Estate Planning Paralegals

Let’s face it, just thinking about death, let alone planning for your death, might not be at the top of your list for exciting things to do in 2020. However, now more than ever, it is important to have an estate...


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