Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

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

The Florida Durable Property Power of Attorney (also known as a 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”)…

ABLE Accounts: Onset Age Raised To 46
March 13, 2023

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 had a huge and positive impact on some people with disabilities. The legislation allowed them to work and save – without losing vital government benefits. Prior to the legislation, benefits…

President Jimmy Carter Opts for Hospice Care. What Is It?
March 8, 2023

On February 18, Jimmy Carter, America’s longest-lived president at age 98, opted to receive hospice care at his home. The Carter Center issued this statement: After a series of short hospital stays, former US President Jimmy Carter today decided to…

Establishing Florida Domicile: Clearing Up The Confusion
March 7, 2023

Florida drivers license data prove what so many of us are noticing in our communities: record-setting numbers of people are relocating to Florida from other states. Our new neighbors are people of all ages, not just retirees. Leading the pack…

Leonard Cohen’s Trustee, Children Battle Over His Estate
February 18, 2023

Leonard Cohen, the prolific songwriter, singer and poet, died November 7, 2016 at age 82. His well-known songs include Marianne, I’m Your Man, and the iconic Hallelujah. Cohen once said that he turned to songwriting just to pay the bills,…

PHE Ends
Florida Seniors Will See Changes When Covid Public Health Emergency Ends
February 12, 2023

The nationwide Public Health Emergency (PHE) brought about by the Covid pandemic is scheduled to end on May 11, 2023. It has been renewed every 90 days since it was first declared in March 2020. The end of the Public…

Want To Vote By Mail in Florida? You Must Re-Submit Your Request
February 7, 2023

Florida cancelled all standing requests for mail-in ballots effective January 1, 2023. Florida law SB-90, passed in 2021, imposed new rules on mail-in voting, effectively wiping out all existing applications for absentee ballots. If you are a Florida resident who…

Legal Battle May Be Brewing Among Presley’s Heirs
January 28, 2023

Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of Elvis Presley, aka the King of Rock & Roll, died of cardiac failure on January 12. She was 54. A potential contest for control of her estate has already begun, a mere two…

Is a Lady Bird Deed Right For Your Estate Plan?
January 25, 2023

Clients often ask us about creating a lady bird deed for them. They have heard that this type of deed can be useful for both Medicaid planning and probate avoidance. While it is true that a lady bird deed confers…

Steer Clear of Online Sweetheart Scams
January 18, 2023

The internet can be a great matchmaker. Many authentic romances, even marriages, have sprung up when people have met over the internet. Unfortunately, looking for love online has its dark side, too. The Federal Trade Commission reports that “sweetheart scams”…


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