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Changes in Florida Special Needs Trust Law

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Special needs trusts, also called supplemental needs trusts, can be an essential part of any estate plan that includes family members with a disability, particularly special needs children. Special needs trusts allow you to leave money to a family member who receives public benefits such as Medicaid without causing the beneficiary to become disqualified… Read More »

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4 Life Events That May Prompt Revision to Your Estate Plan

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Creating your estate plan is not a one-time event. Your last will or trusts should be reviewed regularly to ensure that your property will go to those you care about most. Aside from regular updates every few years, there are certain life events that should prompt you to revise your estate plan. Learn more… Read More »

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Including Digital Assets in Your Estate Plan

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More and more of our lives take place not in the physical world, but in the digital world. We store important personal and financial information on our computers or in the cloud. We save photos and videos digitally, or post them on social media sites, without ever creating a physical copy. We pay bills… Read More »

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Vulnerable Florida Residents Now Have Rights to Protection from Guardian Exploitation

By Shalloway & Shalloway |

In March of 2018, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed bill number HB 1059 into law. This law, § 825.1035 of the Florida Statutes, provides for the right to file an injunction for the protection against exploitation of a vulnerable adult, and is intended to provide protection for those under the care of a guardian…. Read More »

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Income Trusts and Medicaid: Frequently Asked Questions

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Qualifying for Medicaid benefits as a Florida senior can have a huge impact on your ability to afford the long-term care that you, your spouse, or your parent needs in their later years. Many Floridians would simply be unable to pay for in-home or nursing home care without qualifying for Medicaid coverage. A common… Read More »

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What Qualities Do Contested Wills Often Share?

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If you’re in the process of drafting a will, you probably want to do all you can to ensure that the assets in your estate are distributed as quickly as possible to your chosen inheritors. One of the major obstacles to distributing the property contained in an estate is a legal challenge to the… Read More »

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Caregiver Funding Set to Expand to Pre-9/11 Veterans

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Earlier this year, the US Congress approved the VA Mission Act which, among other things, will expand the Veterans Affairs benefits available for caregivers of disabled veterans. Read on to learn about these benefits which are or will be available to Florida’s Veterans, and contact a VA-accredited West Palm Beach attorney for help getting… Read More »

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Governor Attempting to Change Rules on Applications for Medicaid in Florida

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Florida Governor Rick Scott has recently applied with the federal government for a change to the Florida Medicaid program. Read on to learn about the possible changes to the law, and speak with a Florida special needs and elder law attorney to learn more. Earlier this year, Gov. Rick Scott requested a change to… Read More »

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Veterans Affairs Now Offers Aid & Attendance Benefits for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

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The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently announced that it will be providing regular Aid and Attendance benefits for a new class of injury beginning on June 7, 2018. Read on to learn more about the changed rule, and contact a knowledgeable VA-accredited Florida attorney for more information. VA Aid and Attendance benefits, also… Read More »

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Find Ways to Streamline Your Estate

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If you’ve ever dealt with property left behind by a loved one after their death, you may know how emotionally taxing a process it can be. Not only must you sift through belongings of someone you loved and lost and decide what to keep, sell, or donate, but when important papers are not easily… Read More »

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