We know the end of the year is quickly approaching. In just a few short weeks, it will be 2022. Of course, the persisting pandemic continues to add a layer to our plans but, for most of us, we are busy finalizing our end of the year plans, purchasing last minute holiday gifts, and making plans to spend time with family. This is the perfect time to take stock of what has happened this year, as well as reflect on your goals for the coming year. What went well? What
November signifies that the holiday season is here. The weather gets a little cooler in Florida and we start to see decorations of all kinds. While Thanksgiving is on the minds of most Americans in November, during this month we also focus on the importance of caring for our aging family members during National Long-Term Care Awareness Month.
This time of year, for many families, provides loved ones living across the country a purpose to visit. During this annual time of togetherness, it may also provide adult children an opportunity to
Did you know October is National Long-Term Care Planning Month? We find, in our practice, that long-term care continues to be one of the least discussed topics for our Florida seniors and their families despite how critical it is.
Where does the conversation begin? It starts with understanding what “long-term care” is in America. The term can refer to various types of care including a home health aide, assisted living or nursing home. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), “long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person’s
Did you know there are key reasons to update your estate plan when you move to a new state? It can be a great time to make sure your estate plan is comprehensive and includes protections for all of your goals. It can also be important to make updates that reflect laws that vary from state to state and can have significant impacts on the effectiveness of an estate plan. Let us discuss why you should update your estate plan when you move to a new state.
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Did you know that Attorney Bobbi Meloro has been named a Super Lawyer for 2021? Super Lawyers must first be nominated by peers in the legal profession and then pass a rigorous investigation process into their knowledge of the law, their professional reputation and their professional work ethic along with advocacy on behalf of their clients. Super Lawyers are standouts in the legal field and today, we want to honor Attorney Meloro for this great accomplishment.
During her more than 20 years of practicing law, Bobbi Meloro has shown a commitment
Have you been thinking that having a do-it-yourself estate plan might be better than not having any estate plan at all? Unfortunately, this may not be the case. A DIY estate plan drafted without the right legal advice may result in a number of undesirable consequences. It can be particularly important to keep this in mind if you have been married more than once, or if you have children from a relationship outside of your current marriage. DIY estate planning can mean that your assets are not divided in the
Did you know that, each May, attorneys across America participate in National Elder Law Month? May is also the month where we celebrate Mother’s Day! If you are interested in discovering ways to help Mom age in place and you have been searching for strategies, now may be the perfect time to reach out to an elder law attorney in your area. An elder law attorney can assist you in supporting your aging parents and develop, among other things, a long-term care plan for your parents that prepares them for