Important Questions to Consider When You Create or Update Your Estate Plan in the New Year

The new year is here, we are into the month of January, have you completed your New Year’s resolutions? We know many Floridians are focusing on how they will reach the resolutions they set. What was the main focus of your resolutions? Was it work or health or family or all three? Did you include

 

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Evaluating the Danger of Making Holiday Gifts When It Comes to Florida Medicaid Planning

Do you have a list of loved ones that you want to give gifts of money to this holiday season? Are you aware that monetary gifts can impact Medicaid eligibility? In fact, in the next five years if you needed to apply for Medicaid did you know there could be significant consequences? If you answered

 

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The End of the Year Florida Estate Planning Checklist You Need

Can you believe that the new year, 2022, is almost here? Even with the continuing pandemic most of us are busy finalizing our end of the year plans, taking stock of what has happened this year, reflecting on goals for the coming year, and deciding what we want for next year and our future. As

 

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Don’t Forget to Care for Family Caregivers During National Family Caregivers Month

Do you have an elderly or disabled family member who is being cared for by a member of your family? Have you ever stopped to think about how much your family caregiver does for your elderly or disabled loved one and your family? November is the perfect time to begin recognizing the important role your

 

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Three Tips for Planning for a Loved One with a Disabling Condition

Is your loved one coping with a disabling condition? Are you the primary caregiver, spending each day caring for him or her? We know, as Florida elder law attorneys, just how challenging it can be to ensure that, on a daily basis, your loved one is protected. When you add to these lifetime caregiving needs

 

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Why Comprehensive Special Needs Planning is Critical for You and Your Family

You know there are many legal considerations involved when you are planning for a loved one with special needs. From government benefits and accessing specialists to care management and advocacy, you may find yourself pulled in a myriad of directions. The secret to success? Don’t put off the comprehensive special needs planning you need. We

 

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Advocacy Update: Emma Hemness Named to Special Needs Alliance 2021 – 2022 Board of Directors

Have you heard the news? Our very own attorney Emma Hemness has been named to the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) 2021 – 2022 Board of Directors. SNA is a national organization of attorneys in the practice of special needs, disability and elder law. We are so very proud of her and hope you will join

 

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Estate Planning Essentials For LGBTQ+ Families

Did you know that, on June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalizing same-sex marriage, thereby requiring states to provide same-sex couples with the same access to estate planning, tax, medical and other important benefits as heterosexual couples? While this decision may have made estate planning

 

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Why a Prenuptial Agreement Does Not Matter to Medicaid Planning

A common question, which arises as couples conduct Medicaid planning is, when one spouse is placed in a nursing home, will the couple’s prenuptial agreement shelter the non-care receiving, community spouse’s assets? In a nutshell, the answer to this question is no, but the topic warrants further discussion. The state is not a party to

 

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