Tag: Hemness Elder Law

Attorney Emma Hemness is Recognized as a Top-Rated Attorney by Avvo

When you need a legal advocate for incapacity and end-of-life planning, you need an experienced attorney on your side. Our law firm successfully meets any estate planning and elder law needs in the Tampa Bay area including probate and guardianship litigation. You may not realize it but elder law is a complex area of law

 

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How Do You Choose the Right Fiduciary for a Loved One with Special Needs?

When planning for special needs loved ones, it is important not just to consider the present, but also the rest of their lives. This includes, however daunting to think about, the time that remains after their parents or guardians are no longer alive. While it is a scary thought, it is a reality that all

 

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What Happens If You Do Not Have a Florida Estate Plan?

Did you know that research tells us that less than 50% of all Americans have taken the step to protect themselves, their families, and their legacies with an estate plan? Did you know that planning for the end of life is incredibly important? Are you aware that if you pass away without an estate plan

 

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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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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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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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