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?

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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 settled… Read more »

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

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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 the… Read more »

The Best Gift for the Graduate

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

Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Florida

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To download the official proclamation, please click here. The text of the proclamation regarding Elder Abuse Awareness Day: 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… Read more »