Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog


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Do’s and Dont’s For Talking With Your Aging Parents
November 20, 2022

Are you planning on a holiday visit to aging parents you don’t see often? This is a time to enjoy, reconnect and relax. It is also a good opportunity to see how your folks are doing and  provide any help…

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Home Caregivers: How to Hire Someone To Help Your Loved One Age At Home
November 16, 2022

If you are thinking of hiring an at-home caregiver for your loved one, listen to this podcast of Oh My God I’m Getting Older and So Is My Mom. On November 14 Attorneys Joseph Karp and Jonathan Karp had a…

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Tips on Funding Your Living Trust
November 12, 2022

When planning their estates, many Florida residents opt to create a revocable living trust. A revocable trust has many benefits: It can spare your family the hassle and expense of dealing with the probate court; provide privacy; protect you from…

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Karp Law Firm Recognized as Best Senior Law Firm in Palm Beach County
November 8, 2022

We are pleased to announce that The Karp Law Firm was voted BEST SENIOR LAW FIRM in the 2022 Palm Beach Post “Best of the Best” Awards Program.  The annual awards program shines a spotlight on local businesses, inviting readers…

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Gift Tax and Estate Tax Changes Coming in 2023
October 29, 2022

Families and individuals with significant assets will have new opportunities in 2023 to transfer tax-free wealth to their heirs. Your estate planning attorney can provide you with guidance on any gifting you should be doing to take advantage of the…

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Veterans Taking Honor Flight On November 5
October 29, 2022

On Saturday, November 5, Southeast Florida Honor Flights is escorting a group of veterans to Washington, D.C. to tour the memorials that commemorate their service: the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the…

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Student Debt Forgiveness Could Benefit Older Borrowers, Too
October 26, 2022

Young people are not the only ones crushed with student debt. Some older people fall into this category, too. A College Board study reveals that 23% of federal student loan debt is held by those age 50 and up, as…

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Florida Home Ownership: Types of Joint Tenancy, Pros and Cons
October 18, 2022

  Joint tenancy is one type of home ownership recognized in Florida. It is commonly used by spouses, as well as by unmarried couples and other family members. How your home is titled has significant estate planning implications, and this…

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7 Mistakes To Avoid When Planning For Your Special Needs Child
October 6, 2022

October is Special Needs Law Month. If you are parent of a child who has special needs, you no doubt want to be sure that when you are no longer around, your child will have the financial and other supports…

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Withdrawal Rules For Non-Spouses Who Inherit IRAs Still Up In The Air
October 4, 2022

Prior to the 2019 SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement), a non-spouse who inherited an IRA could take required minimum distributions based on the non–spouse’s life expectancy. In this manner, IRA owners who did not need retirement…

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