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In In re Estate of Curvan (Ga. Ct. App. A21A1435 2/16/2022), Sharon Lavant offered a July 31, 2019 Will of Randolph Curvan for probate.  Cheryl Curvan, Charmaine Curvan and Randolph Curvan filed a caveat. Among their complaints, they alleged the Will was not the valid last will of Decedent, that the signatures on the Will […]

In The Matter of Jerry Boykin (Ga. S22Y0563 2/15/2022), attorney Jerry Bokin had been on disability status since 2018 and was not actively practicing. Nonetheless, in 2020, he filed a petition to probate a Will. After learning that a subsequent Will was filed appointing co-executors, Boykin tried to talk one of the co-executors into renouncing […]

In Georgia, the original Will must be offered for probate if it is available. If the original Will is lost, Section 53-4-46 creates a presumption that the Will was revoked due to its destruction, but that presumption may be overcome by a preponderance of the evidence. Section 53-4-46(b) provides: A copy of a will may […]

On February 10, 2022, the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care posted a podcast titled Nursing Home Neglect: Preventing it and Getting Help. Click here to listen to the podcast. Other podcasts by the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care are available here. For other information regarding nursing home resident rights, click here. […]


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In Moore v. Noogle, (N.D. GA Case No. 1:19-CV-3296-TWT, 1/24/2022), the Court heard from James Moore and John Panuska, both of whom were injured in seperate motor vehicle collisions. Each had a special needs trust and each applied for newly approved, but not yet implemented, “skilled nursing hourly” benefit under Georgia Medicaid’s ICWP waiver. Delays […]

Georgia State Medicaid Plan

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Aged, blind, or disabled individual means an individual who— (A) is 65 years of age or older, is blind (as determined under paragraph (2)), or is disabled (as determined under paragraph (3)), and (B) (i) is a resident of the United States, and is either (I) a citizen or (II) an alien lawfully admitted for […]

Medicare covers treatment that is medically reasonable and necessary during a benefit period. Medicare beneficiaries are entitled to 90 days of coverage per benefit period (although each Medicare beneficiary has a 60 day lifetime reserve that can be used to extend coverage). The skilled nursing facility coverage provided through Medicare Part A (following a qualifying […]

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