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What Qualities Do Contested Wills Often Share?

By Mark Shalloway |

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

By Mark Shalloway |

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

By Mark Shalloway |

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

By Mark Shalloway |

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

By Mark Shalloway |

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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Federal Lawmakers Expand Protections for Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefit Recipients

By Mark Shalloway |

With increasing frequency, recipients of federal benefits have been targeted by scam artists seeking to bilk them out of their modest and much-needed benefits. Federal lawmakers have taken notice and have recently passed a measure that seeks to protect some of the most vulnerable benefit recipients from this malicious pattern. The bill now awaits… Read More »

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Choosing a Florida Facility for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

By Mark Shalloway |

When your parent, spouse, or other loved one is suffering from the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, there comes a time when you may no longer be able to provide the care they need without professional help. When you’re searching for a residential care facility, you want to find one that can not… Read More »

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Social Security Payments Increase, but Recipients May Not See Benefit

By Mark Shalloway |

Social Security recipients typically receive a cost of living adjustment each year to the amount of their monthly check. For several years, that adjustment has been either very minor or nonexistent. However, the Social Security Administration announced that it would be providing a more-substantial 2% increase in 2018. Unfortunately, many Social Security beneficiaries have… Read More »

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Assisting Aging Parents in Moving to a New Home

By Mark Shalloway |

If your parents have recently reached an age where they can no longer manage to care for both themselves and their home, you may be thinking through what steps you’ll need to take to help them transition into a new living arrangement. Helping your senior parents move out of their longtime home can be… Read More »

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Real Estate Challenges with Medicaid Planning

By Mark Shalloway |

When an individual applies for Medicaid coverage for skilled nursing home care or home healthcare aides, real estate holdings may pose a barrier to the individual’s financial eligibility. In Florida, a homestead property is an exempt, non-countable asset if the equity in the homestead property is $560,000 or less. Any equity over $560,000 is… Read More »

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