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    What You Need to Know About Disability Planning

    When it comes to planning for the future of you and your loved ones, there are a lot of loose ends that must be followed up on. One thing that many people don’t spend enough time planning for is the […]

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    Can You Use Medicaid for Long Term Care Nursing Home Costs?

    As people get older, their care needs increase exponentially, especially when they need long-term care such as assisted living or nursing home services. Many people believe that Medicare will cover the cost of nursing home or assisted living facility care. […]

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    The Important Difference Between Guardianship & Power of Attorney

    One of the most important aspects of elder law is determining who will take control over someone’s affairs when that person loses the ability to express their wishes or make decisions for themselves. There are two ways people pursue this: guardianship and powers […]

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    New Medicare Card

    If you are covered under Medicare, you will be receiving a new Medicare card in the mail soon. In order to prevent fraud and identity theft, Medicare will be removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards. In place of your Social […]

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    Discussing Key Issues with Elderly Loved Ones this Holiday Season

    Holiday family gatherings are often one of the few times the whole family can be together throughout the year. This time to catch up and reconnect makes for a joyous season. For adult children of elderly parents or loved ones, […]

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    SPECIAL NEEDS LAW MONTH: Planning for Special Needs Beneficiaries

    The National Alliance of Elder Law Attorneys has designated October as “Special Needs Law Month.” We have compiled a list of nine tips for families who have loved ones with special needs. Understanding the pitfalls associated with special needs planning […]

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    Attorney Melissa Williams Featured in Best of Tampa Bay 2017

    Attorney Melissa Finley Williams was recently featured in the Tampa Bay Times’ “Best of Tampa Bay 2017” series. Melissa is devoted to compassionately advocating for the aging and disabled members of our community. Below is an excerpt from the Tampa […]

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    Top 5 Reasons to Visit an Elder Law Attorney

    With the help of an experienced and compassionate elder law attorney, seniors and disabled individuals can complete advanced planning to ensure their future financial security as well as providing peace of mind for themselves and their loved ones. These are the […]

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    Do I Need a Durable Power of Attorney?

    One of the most important estate planning documents is the Durable Power of Attorney. Top things to know about the Durable Power of Attorney: Appoints one or more people (your Agent) to handle your financial and legal matters. It is effective when […]

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    Trump’s First 100 Days: Impacts on Seniors, Veterans & the Disabled

    Much has been made of the first 100 days of President Trump’s administration, and of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This bill was just passed by the House as the first step to repeal and replace the Affordable Care […]

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