Congratulations, Danielle, on Being Named a Super Lawyer for 2021

Did you know that Attorney Danielle Faller has been named a Super Lawyer for 2021? An honor bestowed only on those who undergo a rigorous selection process, Super Lawyer status is something to be celebrated. With its patented multiphase selection process, Super Lawyers uses both peer nominations as well as independent research to find the

 

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Congratulations Emma on Your Inclusion in the Top 50 Florida Women Super Lawyers List

Have you heard that Attorney Emma Hemness has made the Top 50 Florida Women Super Lawyers List for 2021? A great honor granted to a limited number of practicing attorneys, Super Lawyers are nominated by peers and undergo a rigorous selection process. The professional honors and accomplishments of each nominee are thoroughly scrutinized as are

 

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Three Ways You Can Help Keep The Disabled And Elderly Safe In Florida

Did you know that, unfortunately, every year about 5 million older adults are abused or neglected? It  is estimated that annually, older adults lose an estimated $2.6 million as a result of financial abuse and exploitation. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15 and it can be an important time to concentrate our efforts

 

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How Child Support Impacts Your Special Needs Child’s SSI Benefits

Child support paid on behalf of your child with special needs impacts the amount they receive from SSI, whether they are under the age of 18 or receive child support as an adult paid beyond the age of 18.  The child who receives SSI under the age of 18 will have up to two-thirds of

 

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VA Announces Great News for Early Vietnam Veterans (and Their Survivors) Affected by Agent Orange

The Veterans Administration announced that it will begin reviewing previously denied claims for disability for a specific category of Veterans arising from their service during the early years of the Vietnam Conflict.  These veterans are known as the Blue Water Navy Veterans.  These soldiers were denied service-connected disability compensation because they did not have “boots

 

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Are You Personally Liable for Acting as a Power of Attorney?

In my opinion, the single most important legal document one can have while alive is a Durable Power of Attorney. It is a necessary part of everyone’s estate planning. It is the document designed to help one avoid having to be placed under a court-ordered guardianship if one loses his or her mental capacity and

 

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Revocable Living Trusts and the Asset Protection Myth

Undoubtedly the use of Revocable Living Trusts in estate planning has become an inexpensive, yet valuable, alternative to a Last Will & Testament for middle class Americans.  The major benefit to using a revocable living trust is probate avoidance.  Decades ago, one would only see the most wealthy individuals using trusts for the transfers of

 

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