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 »

Yikes! Who did I list as Beneficiary?

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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 »

New Florida Medicaid Policy effective in April

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Authored by Linda Chamberlain A big Thank You to four Florida plaintiffs and their legal team (Attorney Nancy Wright, Disability Rights Florida, and Southern Legal Counsel) for negotiating a Settlement Agreement benefiting enrollees in the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) of Florida’s Long Term Care (LTC) Managed Care Program. The plaintiff’s primary complaint was… Read more »

Retiring Abroad

Authored by David Lillesand, Esq. Reviewed by Patricia Keyes, Esq. Are you considering retiring abroad? Below are some important issues to consider. First issue – if you are receiving SSI elderly or SSI disability, and you are outside the country for 30 days or more, you lose the benefits. However,  for those of us who… Read more »

A Florida Hero’s Story

Submitted by Jill Burzynski Reviewed by Walt Shurden While other Floridians have received the Medal of Honor, Robert R. Ingram is perhaps the only living current Floridian to have achieved this honor.  Robert Roland Ingram (born January 20, 1945 in Clearwater) is a retired United States Navy hospital corpsman third class and a recipient of… Read more »