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Disability Assistance in Florida, Part 2

Disability Assistance in Florida, Part 2 Let’s face it. There is no easy way to quickly understand all you would need to know about the many avenues and requirements for disability assistance. That’s why we elder care attorneys hone our own understanding to help guide you. In Part II of this primer on sources of Read More

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Disability Assistance Programs for All Ages Part 1

Disability Assistance Programs for All Ages Part 1 An elder law attorney serves as an excellent guide for clients over 65 who may need government disability assistance for their care.  However, there are others who are also in need of the expertise elder law attorneys bring to the table.  Over 37 million Americans are classified Read More

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November Is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November Is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in 1983 – at a time in the United States when fewer than 2 million Americans were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Today, there are more than 5 million people with the disease. I am often consulted by families and Read More

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Sarasota Elder Law Attorney Featured in “Women on the Scene”

Sarasota Elder Law Attorney Featured in “Women on the Scene” Teresa K. Bowman, Esq. was featured in the 2015 annual issue of “Women on the Scene” published by Scene Magazine in Sarasota, FL. Sarasota elder law attorney Teresa K. Bowman has built a reputation as a stalwart champion who aids families in crisis and helps Read More

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Special Needs Trusts and Eligibility for Benefit Programs

Special Needs Trusts and Eligibility for Benefit Programs “About one in every five people in the United States has a disability.” – Surgeon General (MedlinePlus, Disabilities) Some children are born with a disability. Others become sick or have an accident while young that results in a disability.  Children who are intellectually and/or developmentally challenged have Read More

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What is a Special Needs Trust?

What is a Special Needs Trust? A Special Needs Trust is a very beneficial tool (or vehicle, we might say) that can dramatically improve the quality of life for someone who receives one or more public benefit programs like Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). A Special Needs Trust is a very specific kind of Read More

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October is Special Needs Law Month

October is Special Needs Law Month The National Association of Elder law Attorney’s (NAELA) has been celebrating “Special Needs Law Month” this October. Across the country, my fellow NAELA members have been hosting special living will days, public seminars, Special Needs Law clinics, and other activities designed to educate the public. Special events are important, Read More

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Assistance Programs for the Disabled and Aged

Assistance Programs for the Disabled and Aged An elder law attorney serves as an excellent guide for clients over 65 who may need government assistance programs for their care. Often this means determining Medicaid eligibility. However, there are others who are also in need of the expertise elder law attorneys bring to the table. Over Read More

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Florida Protected Homestead and Medicaid

Florida Protected Homestead and Medicaid The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, which amended the Social Security Act, requires every state to recover against the estate of any Medicaid recipient, the sum of money paid out on the recipient’s behalf prior to death. When an estate is opened, if there are no liquid assets to Read More

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An Overview of Veteran Benefits

An Overview of Veteran Benefits For those who served, and for their survivors in some cases, there are valuable benefits available to veterans who need assistance at home at an assisted living or skilled nursing facility. This is a brief overview of some of the benefits that all veterans should know about.  Keep in mind Read More

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  • martindale
    5.0/5.0

    It was a true pleasure to work with Teresa Bowman and her staff. Ms. Bowman was incredibly sensitive to the challenges we were facing as a family as we made difficult decisions. I am very thankful for her assistance and guidance.

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  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    It was a true pleasure to work with Teresa Bowman and her staff. Ms. Bowman was incredibly sensitive to the challenges we were facing as a family as we made difficult decisions. I am very thankful for her assistance and guidance.

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  • martindale
    5.0/5.0

    I had another lawyer help me with estate planning, and only be semi-knowledgeable about these things I trusted his advice. Then he had some troubles which made me question his advice. I asked Teresa if she could review my documents and advise if ever...

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  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    I had another lawyer help me with estate planning, and only be semi-knowledgeable about these things I trusted his advice. Then he had some troubles which made me question his advice. I asked Teresa if she could review my documents and advise if ever...

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  • martindale
    5.0/5.0

    Working with Teresa and her staff has been a very positive experience. At every turn she assisted us in making a very difficult situation more manageable. Her firm practices good communications, professional services, and is always willing to help as...

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