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 »

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 »