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Star Trek Actress The Subject Of Guardianship Battle
September 15, 2021

Britney Spears’ guardianship has drawn most of the media attention lately. But there is another, not quite-so-high-profile celebrity currently embroiled in a guardianship drama. Both stories underscore how essential it is to make legal plans for the possibility that you…

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Common Misconceptions About Florida Probate
September 13, 2021

You may have heard friends, relatives and neighbors talk about the Florida probate process. Chances are, not everything you’ve heard is accurate. Whether you are working with an attorney to create your estate plan or to handle the estate of…

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Personal Services Contract Can Help You Qualify For Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits, Preserve Assets
September 7, 2021

    It is a common misconception that you cannot get Medicaid benefits for long-term nursing care until you “spend” down” your nest egg. Depending on your specific circumstances, there are a variety of legal tools that can be employed…

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Why couples (and singles too) may want to hang on to life insurance, even after retirement
August 25, 2021

As couples retire and age, their thoughts often turn to giving up their life insurance. The premiums could cover other expenses. There are no longer little kids to consider.  They are collecting Social Security, or soon will be. They are…

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Scholastic CEO’s Estate Plan Shocks His Family
August 10, 2021

Richard Robinson, the 84-year-old CEO of Scholastic Corporation, strolled on Martha’s Vineyard this past June with his two grown sons, Reece and Ben. They were shocked when their dad suddenly collapsed and died. They were in for another shock later,…

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Attorney Joseph Karp Named 2021 Florida Legal Elite
August 9, 2021

The Karp Law Firm is proud to announce that Florida Trend has once again recognized Attorney Joseph Karp as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite. Based on outstanding reviews from peers, only 1.3% of active Florida attorneys receive Legal Elite…

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Four Questions To Answer Before Giving Your Partner A Life Estate
July 30, 2021

Do you live with your significant other in a home that you own? If you are like most of our clients, you will want to make sure your partner can continue to reside there if he/she outlives you, then have…

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Social Security COLA Looks Substantial, For A Change
July 28, 2021

With inflation on the rise, it looks like retirees are going to get a hefty Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment in 2022. The latest consumer price data would put the increase at 6.1%. This follows many years of paltry…

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Attorney Jonathan Karp Hosts Happy Hour For Alzheimer’s Association
July 21, 2021

Attorney Jonathan Karp hosted a Happy Hour fund raiser on July 1 benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association – Southeast Florida Chapter. A member of the organization’s Executive Leadership Team, Mr. Karp is Community Engagement Chairperson for the October 23, 2021 Walk…

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Florida nursing home Medicaid benefits
Two Florida Medicaid Changes to Know About
July 18, 2021

The eligibility criteria for Florida Medicaid benefits are always changing. Our Florida elder law attorneys stay current with every change. With expert planning from The Karp Kaw Firm’s attorneys, your loved one may qualify for benefits without you having to…

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