Have You Considered If The SLAT Could Be The Right Planning Tool For You?

Have you heard of a SLAT, but have no idea what it is? A SLAT or Spousal Lifetime Access Trust, is an estate planning tool that allows you to remove up to $11.6 million from your estate and place it in an irrevocable trust for your spouse. Your spouse can then use and access it

 

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How to Best Care For a Loved One with Dementia

Have you and your family noticed that your loved one keeps asking the same question repeatedly, forgetting appointments, or not remembering how to get to a home they have lived in for years? Did you make an appointment with your loved one’s physician to talk about this forgetfulness? Was your loved one diagnosed by his

 

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Important Questions to Ask Long-Term Care Facilities

Do you have a loved one who needs to begin looking for a long-term care facility? Have you talked to your loved one and offered to help find the “just right” facility for your loved one? There are many important factors to consider when looking for the right facility, such as price, location, and safety

 

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Emma Hemness has been named to the 2022 Florida Super Lawyer Top 50 Women List

Have you met local attorney Emma Hemness? Emma is the founding owner of Hemness Faller Elder Law, a central Florida law firm located in Brandon that specializes in helping Florida seniors and their loved ones deal with challenges surrounding the aging process. Emma also is a dedicated advocate in serving the needs of persons with

 

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During World Elder Abuse Awareness Month Know the Warning Signs Of Elder Abuse

Did you know that June 15, 2006, was officially designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day? June is also Elder Abuse Awareness Month. These annual campaigns were created to highlight the number of our senior adults experiencing abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Do you as a senior adult, and your family and friends, know or recognize

 

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Five Tips to Help Out-of-Town Aging Parents During National Elder Law Month

Did you realize that May is National Elder Law Month? National Elder Law Month celebrates and focuses on our aging population and the help that Florida seniors need. This month encourages not only seniors, but communities across the nation and adult family members to get involved. How can you help the elders in your life?

 

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Three Tips to Protect the Life Savings of Your Parents from a Nursing Home

During the month of May, when we celebrate National Elder Law Month, did you know that the topic of how to afford a nursing home without losing all their money is often the most asked question with our clients and their loved ones? During National Elder Law Month, as we are out in our community,

 

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Why Do We Celebrate National Autism Acceptance Month?

Why is National Autism Acceptance Month celebrated every April? In the past decade, the widespread growth of autism has more than doubled among children in the United States, from 1 in 125 children receiving a diagnosis in 2010 to 1 in 59 children receiving a diagnosis in 2020, according to the Autism Society. The mission

 

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Planning to Help Aging Loved Ones with Parkinson’s Disease

Having a loved one diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease can be devastating and heartbreaking, has this happened to you? As Parkinson’s progresses, has your loved one begun to experience difficulty walking, bathing, and dressing, as well as falling? Are you, your loved one and family facing the difficult decision of placing your loved one in a

 

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