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What Does It Mean to Be an Elder Law Attorney?

As we age, changes to our body, our health, our financial picture, and our family is ever-evolving. When we were young, we didn’t worry about infirmity, incapacity, or how we want our estates managed. But time marches on and those issues become the forefront of our lives. Being an elder law attorney means using our Read More

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Caregiver Stress- A Caregiver Story

About a year ago a very nice couple came to see me to discuss long term care planning. Both were dressed nicely and as I introduced myself, the husband told me that his wife had dementia so she might not understand everything being said during the meeting. She was very pleasant and said hello and Read More

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2019 Medicaid Numbers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2019 federal guidelines for how much money the spouses of institutionalized Medicaid recipients may keep, as well as related Medicaid figures. In 2019, the spouse of a Medicaid recipient living in a nursing home (called the “community spouse”) may keep as much as $126,420 Read More

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Understanding Medicare’s Hospice Benefit

Medicare’s hospice benefit covers any care that is reasonable and necessary for easing the course of a terminal illness. It is one of Medicare’s most comprehensive benefits and can be extremely helpful to both the terminally ill individual and his or her family, but it is little understood and underutilized. Understanding what is offered ahead of 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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May is elder law month!

May is elder law month! May is Elder Law Month! One of the ongoing issues with the elderly in Florida is the aggressive scammers working hard to steal away assets from those who have worked years to save. You have to be aggressive yourself to protect your assets and identify! In celebration of May being Elder Law Month Read More

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Long Term Care Planning: Use of Family Agreements

Long Term Care Planning: Use of Family Agreements The use of family agreements in long term care planning is a constant in my practice for several reasons. First of all, I want all parties involved to be aware of the issues (especially those involving money) and have a chance to comment or voice concerns up Read More

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What Does an Attorney Specializing in Elder Law Do?

What Does an Attorney Specializing in Elder Law Do? Elder Law Attorneys are lawyers with experience in the legal issues that affect us as we age or become disabled. Wills, trusts, probate, guardianships and estate planning are traditionally thought of as issues relating to age, disability and death. Elder law attorneys are also familiar with Read More

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Talking About Safe Driving With An Older Adult

Talking About Safe Driving With An Older Adult As the population of older drivers increases, so do the concerns about the safety of those older drivers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that after age 75 the risk for accidents increases dramatically. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that older drivers Read More

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    Teresa has provided my husband and me total peace of mind with her intuitive understanding of our estate planning needs.

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    I have been lucky enough to work with Teresa and her team with several clients and find her service and advise to be consistently of the highest of standards. She is a pleasure to deal with and nothing is ever too much trouble for her. I cannot recom...

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