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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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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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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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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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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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