Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Karp Law Firm at Alzheimer’s Conference
May 23, 2024

On May 22 Attorney Jonathan Karp and assistant Tina Menucci attended the 25th annual Alzheimer’s Community Care Educational Conference, mingling and providing information to the professional and family caregivers in attendance. Held at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott, the theme…

Attorney Joseph S. Karp Receives Client Champion Award
May 22, 2024

Attorney Joseph S. Karp has been honored with the Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Award for 2024. The award is given to attorneys who provide excellent service to clients as judged by the number and quality of reviews received from clients on…

Social Security COLA Predictions For 2025
May 18, 2024

The Senior Citizens League is predicting that Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 2.6% Cost of Living Adjustment in 2025. Last year’s COLA was 3.2%. The year before, 2022, it was 8.7%. The lower projection for the coming year reflects…

Use A Florida Lawyer for Florida Estate Planning
May 11, 2024

Attention Florida residents: Always use an experienced Florida estate planning lawyer to draft your estate plan. Avoid the temptation to use an out-of-state attorney, even if you know that person is trustworthy, practices in this field of law outside Florida,…

DOL Releases Final Fiduciary Rule for Retirement Savings Advisors
May 6, 2024

On April 24 the U.S. Department of Labor issued its  Retirement Security Rule: Definition of an Investment Advice Fiduciary. The rule issues updated guidance for financial professionals who provide advice to retirement savers. As elder law attorneys, we do not…

Stacks and Snacks: A Great Day!
April 23, 2024

The Karp Law Firm held a Stacks and Snacks get-together on April 20 at our Palm Beach Gardens office. We invited our clients and other friends to socialize, enjoy fresh pastries and coffee, and drop off their unneeded documents for…

You Need A Pourover Will, Even With A Living Trust
April 15, 2024

Having a Living Trust as the cornerstone of your estate plan can be advantageous, depending on your particular circumstances and estate planning goals. One notable advantage: A properly structured and funded Living Trust, unlike a Last Will & Testament, is…

It’s A Felony to Fudge Facts on a Medicaid Application
April 12, 2024

The Karp Law Firm attorneys help clients who seek long-term care Medicaid benefits for their loved one. In addition to being distraught about their loved one’s welfare, clients are also unnerved by the prospect of losing their economic security to…

With No Health Agent Backup, Guardianship Looms For Beach Boys Creative Genius
March 21, 2024

Brian Wilson was the driving force behind the Beach Boys, the band that popularized surf music in the 1960s. The band created some of our most iconic pop songs: Little Surfer Girl, Surfin’ USA, California Girls, Good Vibrations, I Get…

Medicare Advantage Enrollees Will Get Speedier Pre-Authorization Decisions
March 11, 2024

If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan and have ever sought pre-authorization for a recommended medical procedure, you know the pre-authorization process can be time-consuming and too often, unsuccessful. Intended to make sure medical procedures are truly necessary,…