Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension Rates Increase Dec. 1, 2023
December 8, 2023

Veterans Improved Pension with Aid and Attendance can help elderly and disabled veterans and their surviving spouses pay for at-home care, nursing care, and assisted living care. While a service-connected disability is not a prerequisite for benefits, applicants must have…

Elder Law Attorneys Joe Karp and Jon Karp Discuss Advance Directives
November 25, 2023

Most people understand that an estate plan protects loved ones who they leave behind.  On this broadcast, the topic was different: how planning protects loved ones when you are alive and incapacitated.  Father-and-son elder law/estate planning attorneys Joseph Karp and…

Long-Term Care Planning Is A Middle-Class Necessity
November 22, 2023

The article below appeared originally in The New York Times. It explains why long-term care planning is essential for middle-class Americans.  The Karp Law Firm has been assisting clients and their families to meet this challenge for over 25 years,…

All WWII Vets Now Eligible for V.A. Health Care
November 15, 2023

The Veterans Administration on November 10 announced that all World War II veterans are now eligible for V.A. health care, including inpatient and outpatient health services, without regard to their financial status, income, or disability rating. There are no monthly…

An Intestate Estate Mystery
November 9, 2023

The elderly Joseph Stancak was always a mystery to his neighbors. He lived in a run-down home in the Gage Park section of Chicago, keeping to himself. The neighbors knew that he was not a big spender, or perhaps he…

V.A. Aid & Attendance, Compensation Offer Different Benefits
October 27, 2023

Veterans Day is November 11, a day to express our gratitude for all who have worn the uniform. We take the occasion to tell you about a benefit that may be available to aging/disabled veterans: Improved Pension with Aid and…

Is It Safe For Your Elderly Relatives To Drive?
October 23, 2023

Many of us will visit aging aging parents or other loved ones in Florida for the holidays. If you do not live nearby, this may be one of your few opportunities to assess first-hand how they are getting along and…

Social Security, Medicare Changes Coming In 2024
October 14, 2023

On October 12, the final numbers were released for  2024. Here they are: Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 3.2% raise in 2024. This translates to an additional $59 per month for the…

Frequently Asked Questions About Life Insurance And Estate Planning
October 5, 2023

Clients often ask us about how their life insurance policies fit into their estate planning, and vice-versa. In this post we answer frequently asked questions on this subject. We will also tell you about specific traps you should avoid. Note:…

Joseph Karp Talks About Lawsuit and New Law Protecting Florida Homeowners
September 28, 2023

Attorney Joseph Karp was a driving force behind getting The Florida Attorney General to protect homeowners from the predatory practices of MV Realty PBC, LLC. He alerted the Attorney General when he learned his client had fallen victim to the…


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