Communities are where things happen. Our goal is to bring people together so they can discuss issues that matter to them. We believe our community is more likely to thrive when people share ideas, experience and wisdom. We also know that caregiving is hard work. Caregivers are often burdning the candle at both ends and in the middle. Knowing that makes us mindful of a scene from The West Wing, Season 2, Episode 10. There, the character Leo McGarry tells Josh Lyman:

“This guy’s walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out.
“A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, ‘Hey you. Can you help me out?’ The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on.
“Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, ‘Father, I’m down in this hole can you help me out?’ The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on
“Then a friend walks by, ‘Hey, Joe, it’s me can you help me out?’ And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, ‘Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here.’ The friend says, ‘Yeah, but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.’


At some time or another, all of us have been in a hole. We want to be the guy you jumps into the hole and shows you the way out. That’s our goal at EZ Elder Law. We plan to do that by bringing you resources. We plan to bring you forums where caregivers can ask each other questions and share experiences. We hope to build a virtual caring closet where people can share stories, helpful hints, unused caregiving supplies and unwanted medical equipment. Among the pages we intend to bring is one with recipes of old-time dishes (to bring back memories) and easy to fix dishes (for caregivers on the go). We’re just getting started, so hang on!


Marriage, Living in Sin and Common Law Marriage

Obviously if you follow the law, get a license and have the event officiated, you’re married. See O.C.G.A. § 19-3-1 (Requiring parties able to contract, an actual contract and consummation according to law). And with marriage goes the benefits and liabilities. Although not a traditional case, Justice Kennedy concluded Obergfell v. Hodges with the following […]

Elder Law Mishmash June 2023

The following is a mishmash of information on various Elder Law, Special Needs Law, and Estate Planning issues. It also includes anything else we found interesting during the month of June, 2023. We will continue updating from time to time throughout the month. Last updated 6/1/2023. Keep in mind, you are using linked content at […]

Employees versus Independent Contractors

Many families get this issue confused, but it’s serious business for the IRS. In Cardiovascular Center, LLC v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (U.S. Tax Court 5-18-2023), Dr. Frank Kresock operated a medical practice in Arizona. He paid four workers, plus the person he lived with, as independent contractor’s, giving them biweekly cashier’s checks. However, all […]

Wednesday Morning Walk, May 17, 2023

On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, Allen Byers spoke from Matthew, Chapter 8, about Jesus and the Centurion. This story comes from verses 5 through 13, There, the Bible says And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the […]

Exploring the World from a Wheelchair

I recently met with Mr. David McGuffey at his office in Dalton, GA to make my blog, Curb Free with Cory Lee, an LLC. I am a powered wheelchair user and I work hard to spread the word about wheelchair accessible destinations all over the world. Mr. McGuffey helped to ease my mind and make […]

Wednesday Morning Walks

Almost every Wednesday morning, Allen Byers shares God’s Word with a group of believers. These messages are not for the faint of heart or those who aren’t interested in hearing the truth. Allen speaks God’s Word raw and unadorned. It’s straight from the scripture. If you want to hear these messages, they are linked below: […]

You Are Enough

Caregiving is hard. Being a parent is hard. Being a child is hard. And sometimes you might feel like you’re not enough. You are enough and you need to listen to this song. You’re enough!

Why performance is not a good indicator when selecting a financial advisor

David E. Hultstrom, President of Financial Architects, recently explained why past-performance is not a great way to evaluate financial advisors. Essentially, no one has a working crystal ball. Hultstrom wrote the following in the May, 2023 edition of Financial Foundations. Why would I leave out past performance in selecting an advisor, or current performance for […]

VA Announces Legal and Financial Planning Services are Now Available for Family Caregivers

On April 25, 2023, the VA issued the following announcement: The Caregiver Support Program (CSP) is introducing a new nationwide service offering comprehensive legal and financial planning services to Primary Family Caregivers enrolled in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC). A network of licensed attorneys and certified financial counselors are readily accessible […]

Biden Whitehouse Issues Executive Order to Increase Access to Care and to Support Caregivers

On April 18, 2023, the Biden Whitehouse issued an Executive Order on Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers. The EO directs actions to improve job quality for the professionals who provide the critical services that make community living possible for millions of people. It includes actions to improve support for the 53 million […]

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