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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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Overcoming Challenges When Your Elderly Parent Doesn’t Want to Sign a Power of Attorney

Overcoming Challenges When Your Elderly Parent Doesn’t Want to Sign a Power of Attorney Adult children of elderly parents often tell me they are worried that mom or dad will become unable to manage their finances, or handle other common day to day transactions, but the parent refuses to sign a durable power of attorney. Read More

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    I've known Teresa for years. I've never understood the reason for lawyers. If everyone just kept their word and did what they were supposed to, then we would not need lawyers. But we all know that doesn't happen. So we'll need lawyers for a long long...

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    Rachel was absolutely the best! She was very professional and very compassionate with our case. She was very reliable and always returned our phone calls or emails promptly. She explained everything to us step by step. She went above and beyond he...

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    Everyone in the office is so pleasant and does everything they can to accommodate your schedule. I worked with Rachel. She was very good and patient when explaining anything that was unclear. I felt I was in good hands. Teresa Bowman was recommended...

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    I chose this attorney based on reviews in a neighborhood website. I needed her services to make sure my father’s will from another state, would be valid here in Florida. The attorney clarified what legal issues could be encountered and explained in...

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    In trying to deal with the complicated process of applying for and obtaining Medicaid, Teresa and her staff were very professional. The initial consultation and then the entire process went smoothly. Every step of the way was explained to me. Each ti...

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  • "The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) – the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in the area of elder law, has announced that Teresa K. Bowman, Esq., of Sarasota has successfully completed its examination leading to such certification."

  • "I am pleased to announce that I have joined the firm of McLin Burnsed, based in Leesburg and in The Villages Community, as an attorney of counsel. McLin Burnsed has maintained a presence in the Leesburg and Villages area for over 45 years and are expanding their practice to include Elder Law."

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