Key Considerations for Why You May Need a Florida Durable Power of Attorney

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Reviewed by┬áMike Jorgensen, Esq. We know it can be difficult to think about who will handle your affairs in the event you become unable to do so yourself. Have you ever considered, however, how stressful it would be for your loved ones to make important medical or legal decisions on your behalf with no specific… Read more »

Reasons Why You Should Consider Health Care Documents in Your Florida Estate Plan

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Reviewed by Mike Jorgensen, Esq. When was the last time you updated the documents in your Florida estate plan? Does your current planning reflect your important health care decisions and wishes? For example, in addition to your living will, are your medical care wishes detailed in the event of a serious accident or terminal illness?… Read more »

What Is My Lawyer Saying?

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Written by Erica R. Berger-Hausthor, Esq. Reviewed by Matt Rheingans, Esq. A what kind of deed? A subtrust for whom? A specific devise of what now? Are you confused by what your lawyer is saying? As lawyers, sometimes we forget that we are trained to read and speak a different language. By the end of an… Read more »

2018 Elder Law Numbers

Written by Jill Burzynski Reviewed by Kara Evans The 2018 Elder Law Numbers have been announced by the various government agencies which administer the programs.  They are as follows: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payments for 2018: Basic Part B premium: $134.00/month (was $109.00… Read more »

Tougher Medicaid Law: A Sign of Things to Come?

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Written by David Jacoby, Esq. Reviewed by Mary Trotter, Esq. Recently, I had the opportunity to deal with the State of New Jersey Medicaid System. I quickly determined that although the Medicaid System for Long-Term Care in Florida has its difficulties and the Long-Term Care Planning techniques are ever dwindling in Florida, Florida still has… Read more »

New State, New Will?

Written by Erica R. Berger-Hausthor, Esq. Reviewed by Carolyn Landon, Esq. Moving to a new state is a lot of work. Selling your home, packing, finding a new home, hiring a moving company, getting cars to a new state, finding new schools, new friends, a job. Moving is stressful and by the time you get… Read more »