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Why Do I Need an Elder Law Attorney for Medicaid Eligibility?

Just this week I received two emails from prior clients with issues related to a Medicaid application filed by a non-attorney. In both cases, I can help correct the errors, but the errors would not have been made if the person filing the application had advised the person to seek the counsel of an elder Read More

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Heading Into Hurricane Season

As we head into hurricane season, its important to be prepared in the event you need to evacuate your home. A lot of us were scrambling last year when hurricane Irma hit central Florida. I’ve read accounts of this same thing happening for those affected by the raging fires, so being prepared for any type Read More

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Special Needs Law Month

October is Special Needs Law month. Special needs law is a complex area of the law and requires legal advice from an experienced practitioner. If you have a child, or adult family member with special needs, knowing what benefits and services are available to them, and how to protect those benefits as they age, is Read More

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My Special Needs Child is Turning 18 – How Do I Prepare?

My Special Needs Child is Turning 18 – How Do I Prepare? It is a milestone in every parent’s life when a child turns 18. The child is now an adult, and while many responsibilities now shift from the parent to the child, parents still want to be involved in helping their young adult make Read More

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Special Needs Community and Their Advocates Win Again

Special Needs Community and Their Advocates Win Again As a proud member of The Special Needs Alliance I follow closely the changes that affect my special needs clients. One of the most satisfying changes to see was the one shared this month in the Alliance Newsletter, The Voice. This change in the law, correcting an Read More

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Securing Your Assets, Healthcare and Legacy in 2017

Securing Your Assets, Healthcare and Legacy in 2017 It’s your life and legacy. Help ensure your loved ones aren’t overtaxed and overburdened. Control: Your medical care if you become incapacitated Distribution of your assets Consequences to beneficiaries Here are 5 tips to secure your assets, healthcare and Legacy in 2017: 1. Create or Update Your Read More

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Do I need a will or a living trust? What are the differences?

Do I need a will or a living trust? What are the differences? Living trusts are useful estate planning tools, and they have an important place in many people’s estate plans. If you find anyone of the following benefits appealing, then a living trust may be appropriate for you. Benefit #1: No Probate. When a Read More

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Planning and Caring for a Loved One Diagnosed with MS

Planning and Caring for a Loved One Diagnosed with MS Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disabling disease of the central nervous system that interferes with the brain’s ability to send information to the body. The symptoms are varying and no two people have the exact same symptoms. Diagnosis can be difficult and some people can Read More

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When a Child Legally Becomes an Adult: A Parent’s Right to Stay Informed

When a Child Legally Becomes an Adult: A Parent’s Right to Stay Informed When your child was under the age of 18, and before he or she became an adult in the eyes of the law, it was easy to get information from their school, teacher, the school nurse, and to speak to your child’s Read More

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Understanding Florida ABLE Accounts (Achieving a Better Life Experience)

Understanding Florida ABLE Accounts (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Understanding Florida ABLE Accounts (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Beginning on July 1st, Florida special needs persons can now open ABLE accounts. These accounts were authorized in December of 2014, when President Obama signed The Stephen Beck, Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, a Read More

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