Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Estate Feud Erupts Over Norman Rockwell Artwork
May 24, 2023

The late painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell was renown for depicting scenes of idyllic family gatherings. Ironically, his artwork is responsible for plunging one family into conflict. The family’s estate battle involves several generations and focuses on which family member…

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Karp Law Firm At Community Events
May 19, 2023

Karp Law Firm attorneys and staff enjoyed seeing many colleagues and caregivers at several events this May. A “Social Workers Appreciation Luncheon” was held on May 10 at the St. Lucie Trail Golf Club and on May 11 at the…

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Social Security COLA Projections For 2024
May 16, 2023

Inflation appears to be losing steam. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the inflation rate was 4.9% in April 2023, the smallest increase since April 2021 and the first increase below 5% in two years. This trend is good…

Will Medicare or Medicaid Pay For Nursing Care? It Depends on The Type of Nursing Care
May 10, 2023

Our office frequently receives calls from adult children whose parents have entered or are about to enter long-term nursing care. Accustomed to Medicare covering their parent’s medical bills, they now face a frightening fact: Medicare will not cover their parent’s…

5 Ways Probate’s Lack of Privacy Can Harm, Inconvenience Heirs
April 27, 2023

Probate avoidance is a key feature of many people’s estate plans. In this blog post, we take a deeper dive into one of the perils of probate: lack of privacy.  We discuss the potential negative impacts on  your family, beneficiaries…

Florida Drivers Licenses Changes: Real ID, Smart ID
April 22, 2023

REAL ID Deadline Delayed, Again   If you have not yet gotten your “Real ID,” either in the form of your drivers license or an identification card, you are getting a reprieve. The deadline date was May 3 of this…

How To Handle Premium Increases On Your Long-Term Care Insurance Policy
April 16, 2023

Long-term care insurance was introduced in the 1980s to solve a growing problem for the middle class: How to shoulder the staggering cost of long-term care. If you were not poor enough to qualify for government programs and not wealthy…

Rock & Roll Icon’s Son Won’t Inherit Family Home
April 13, 2023

Rock & roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis died at age 87 on October 28, 2022 following several years of declining health. Wildly pounding away on the piano, he ushered in the golden age of rock & roll with classic hits…

Military Veterans Take Flight April 15
March 25, 2023

Southeast Florida Honor Flights honors military veterans by escorting them on trips to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials that pay respect to their wartime efforts. The next Honor Flight is April 15, and everyone is welcome to participate in…

10 Misconceptions About The Florida Durable Power of Attorney
March 21, 2023

The Florida Durable Property Power of Attorney (also known as the Durable Financial Power of Attorney) is a critically important document that belongs in your life planning toolbox.  The DPOA allows you (the “principal”) to give another person (your “agent”)…


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