Author: Emma Hemness

How to Plan for the Loss of a Spouse

Navigating life after your spouse has passed can be one of the most challenging, emotionally taxing, and uncomfortable times in your life. All of this may be magnified if you and your spouse did not have an estate plan in place. The existence of an estate plan can provide the surviving spouse comfort and ease

 

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Tips for Seniors to be Prepared for After a Hurricane Passes

As Floridians, we know hurricanes are massive storms marked by a rapidly rotating storm system with extremely strong winds. They contain a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rains and coastal storm surges. Sometimes, they’re as big as our state. With so much potential for danger, including falling trees and flying debris, it’s critically

 

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Florida Elders Do Not Have to Rely on Abusive Caregivers

When an elderly person can no longer take care of themselves, any number of people can step in and provide necessary assistance. Family members, medical professionals, at-home caregivers and nursing home employees are just a few examples. But with so many people involved, it is important to understand the potential for elder abuse and recognize

 

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Elder Abuse

Our Elder Law practice is dedicated to aging issues. Each day we see the unfortunate truth that for seniors living longer doesn’t mean they are living better.  Aging causes declines in physical and cognitive abilities which makes seniors more vulnerable to becoming victims.  “Elder Abuse” can happen to anyone – a loved one, a neighbor,

 

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Attorney Emma Hemness is one of Florida’s Top 100 Lawyers from Super Lawyers

Emma Hemness is Tampa Bay’s greatest legal treasure for those seeking elder law and estate planning advice. Although she is humble when you speak to her, you immediately realize there is a powerhouse of knowledge behind her easy demeanor. Emma is frequently recognized, consulted and acknowledged by her peers statewide as the leading authority in

 

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