Tougher Medicaid Law: A Sign of Things to Come?

Medicaid Laws

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 »

Estate Planning: 5 Strategies To Start The Conversation With Our Aging Parents

Written by Shannon Miller, Esq. Reviewed by Kellen Bryant, Esq. Estate planning and advance directives can be difficult topics for our aging parents. Eileen’s story will outline how to get the conversation started. Eileen contacted me to discuss concerns about her aging parent’s estate plan. She had no idea what her parent’s assets were, how… Read more »

The Best Gift for the Graduate

Written by Linda Chamberlain, Esq. Reviewed by Walt Shurden, Esq. It’s a very exciting time in the graduates’ life with new experiences coming their way. The one gift every graduate should receive is a consultation with an attorney for estate planning. Your first reaction is probably thinking I’m nuts for recommending estate planning because the… Read more »

Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Florida

To download the official proclamation, please click here. The text of the proclamation: WHEREAS, Florida’s seniors are valued members of society, and it is our collective responsibility to ensure that they live safe lives; and WHEREAS, seniors should be treated with respect and dignity to enable them to continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers,… Read more »

You want ME to sit in the Waiting Room?

Authored by Linda Chamberlain Reviewed by Walt Shurden It never ceases to amaze me how many clients show up with a friend, relative, or neighbor to meet with their attorney to discuss their legal documents. The client often meets about where they want their money to go upon their death. Sometimes about who they want… Read more »

Yikes! Who did I list as Beneficiary?

Authored by Linda Chamberlain Reviewed and edited by Gregory Glenn Often when an Elder Law attorney meets with a client it includes discussing how the client may want their bank accounts, brokerage accounts, and other assets distributed at death. Many clients are surprised to hear beneficiary designations trump what they have listed in their Last Will… Read more »