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Understanding the Difference Between Elder Law and Estate Planning During National Elder Law Month

Did you know that today less than half of all Americans have an estate plan? This means, in the event of a crisis, these individuals have not chosen who will have the legal authority to make their decisions. Most of us think of our estate planning in terms of inheritance and planning for our loved ones at the time of our passing, but there are lifetime decisions that your estate plan can protect you with as well. These could be decisions as simple as paying the mortgage bill or making

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Estate Planning And Long-Term Care Considerations For When Your Loved One Is Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

Has your loved one recently received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease?  As you become familiar with how Parkinson’s disease progresses, have you learned that your loved one’s ability to walk, bathe, and dress will gradually become impaired?  In addition, there may be an increased risk of falling.  Has this diagnosis caused you to look into what the future may look like for your loved one, including the difficult decision of placing your loved one in a nursing home someday?  Are you wondering how to afford the high cost of a

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Special Needs Planning for Loved Ones with Multiple Sclerosis

Do you have a loved one recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis? Do you know exactly what Multiple Sclerosis or MS is?  It is a disorder of the central nervous system that is most often diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 50. Multiple Sclerosis damages or destroys the protective covering, known as myelin, surrounding the nerves of the central nervous system and causes reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. This damage to the nervous system and reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways leads to a variety

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How to Create a Loving Gift through Estate Planning

As a senior adult are you working with your qualified Florida estate planning attorney on your estate plan? Is your goal to create the gift of an estate plan that will bring peace and confidence to the ones you love that their future is provided for no matter what comes their way? Are you also providing for yourself and your wishes for your future so that the ones you love will not have to worry about what you would want and whether you can afford it? On Valentine’s Day, what

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The New Year is a Perfect Opportunity to Finally Get Your Affairs in Order—Stop Procrastinating!

Ready for the New Year, 2023? Finalizing your list of resolutions? While you celebrated and enjoyed the holidays with your family, were you reminded that you need to plan ahead for yourself, your family and your legacy? Are you concerned that you have been procrastinating and have not created your Florida estate plan? Is it now at the top of your list of resolutions? How do you begin? What should go into your estate plan?

As Florida estate planning attorneys, we meet with clients and their loved ones to discuss just

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What To Look For When Visiting Relatives During The Holidays

Are you traveling to Florida during the holidays to visit your retired relatives? Even though you are in touch weekly with your aging relatives, are you concerned about their well-being, safety and ability to age in place? Are you looking for suggestions in regard to any signs that you should be particularly aware of that will show whether your aging relatives may be having some difficulties? We can help.

We would like to share with you our insights on what you should look for as you visit with your aging relatives.

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The Best Gift You Never Thought of

Are you thinking about the holidays? Are you busy with family preparations about who will be coming, who will host the festivities, who will be traveling long distances and all the fun activities everyone can enjoy together?  Most importantly, how about the gifts you plan to give? What gifts are you thinking about giving to all your loved ones?  We have an idea of a wonderful gift we would like to share with you that you may not have even thought of.

What is this wonderful gift? A Florida estate plan.

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Planning Forward for Your Needs and Those You Care for During National Long-Term Care Month

Have you given any thought to planning forward to prepare for a future that may include the need for long-term care for yourself or your aging loved ones? According to research, less than half of all adults in America have completed their estate planning. Most of us do not want to think about a time when we cannot live independently in our own homes, free of mobility and cognitive challenges, so it is no surprise that most of us have not made any plans for short term or long-term disability

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Mid Year Planning Check In! Did You Reach Your New Year’s Goals to Protect Yourself and Your Family?

We are more than half way through the year! What an exciting time for us here in Florida as we see not only the continuing growth of our state as we come back from the pandemic but anticipate the approach of cooler weather. As we get past the midway point in the year, however, it reminds us to check in on our New Year’s goals since there are less than six months to accomplish them.

Specifically, we are thinking about your plans to protect yourself and your family. If this was

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