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    Case Study: What happens if I have no friends or family to care for me when I get older?

    Video about what to do if you have no friends or family to care for you when you get older.

    Florida Legalizes Electronic Wills

    In some of the biggest estate planning news Florida has had in a while, electronic wills are now slated to become legal in the state on January 1st, 2020. An electronic will functions just like a traditional will except it is created, edited, signed, and authorized electronically, as the name implies.

    What is the Average Cost of Probate?

    Without an estate plan or a fully funded revocable living trust, your loved ones will have to probate either all or a…

    How Should I Prepare Prior to Seeing a Probate Attorney?

    Being prepared is a good rule of thumb for everything we do, including a consultation with a probate attorney. When you prepare…

    Is it Possible to Avoid or Minimize Probate?

    If you are trying to avoid or minimize probate, there are a few ways to go about this, depending on your specific…

    When Is a Guardianship Necessary?

    In the state of Florida, it is legal to apply for guardianship of a minor or an incapacitated adult. However, knowing when a guardianship is…

    How Long Does a Guardianship Last?

    Timeline for Guardianship in Florida As your loved one’s legal guardian, it is important to understand the time limits on your ability…

    Do I Need a Lawyer When Applying for Medicaid Benefits for Nursing Home Care?

    Proving the Medical Necessity of Nursing Home Care If you are a Florida resident, you may be able to receive Medicaid benefits…

    Veterans Disability Benefits Attorney

    Proudly Serving Veterans in Florida The brave men and women who have dedicated their lives in service of our country deserve the…

    Do We Need to Go Through Probate If There Is a Valid & Non-Contested Will?

    Executing a Last Will & Testament before you pass away is a responsible thing to do. Having a valid Will make it…

    Am I Responsible for My Deceased Parent or Spouse’s Bills?

    Losing a loved one is always devasting, especially when it is a parent or spouse. Not only do you have to deal…

    Transferring Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

    Can I Transfer Assets to My Children to Qualify for Medicaid Before Moving into a Nursing Home? Under current Medicaid regulations you…

    Guardianship of Incapacitated Family Members

    Establishing Guardianship in Florida In the state of Florida, guardianship means managing the affairs of a person who cannot do so on…

    Is Guardianship Permanent?

    Guardianship of an elder, minor, or incapacitated adult is an important legal process that helps make certain that a person’s needs are met when they lack…

    Medicaid and Nursing Home Costs

    Medicaid planning is one of the most specialized and detailed fields in elder care. Knowing how to filter income and assets through this…

    Applying for Guardianship of an Incapacitated Adult

    Knowing how to take care of your aging or disabled loved ones can be complicated, especially where the law is concerned. From estate…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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:…

    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…

    One New Year’s Resolution You Should Keep!

    Now that we are in the second month of the new year, many people have already forgotten about their new year’s resolutions….

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