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Florida Elective Share Protects Surviving Spouse, No Matter The Status Of Marriage
November 10, 2021

Florida law offers a robust safety net for surviving spouses: the elective share. A surviving spouse has the right to inherit 30% of his/her deceased spouse’s estate, as well as the right to live in the homestead property (or to…

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Walk To End Alzheimer’s In West Palm Beach
November 6, 2021

Another year… another Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Thank you to our clients, friends and colleagues who donated to our team. Attorney Jonathan Karp was the Community Engagement Chair for this year’s West Palm Beach walk, held on Saturday, October 23…

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Southeast Florida Veterans Honor Flights Resume!
October 28, 2021

Veterans are celebrities at The Karp Law Firm. We assist elderly and disabled veterans to access V.A. Aid & Attendance benefits, a little-known program that can help them and their families shoulder the enormous cost of long-term care. So naturally,…

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Your 2022 Social Security COLA: What To Expect
October 27, 2021

It’s official: The 2022 Social Security Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) will be 5.9%. COLA is based on the rate of inflation, and next year’s increase is the largest in 40 years. It reflects the higher prices consumers have been…

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Tax Breaks for Families Caring For A Child With Special Needs
October 22, 2021

If you have a child with special needs, a variety of tax breaks and credits are available to you. Some have been tweaked and others added as a result of recent legislation, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security…

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Peter Max, Counterculture Artist, Victim of A Predatory Guardianship?
October 3, 2021

The art of Peter Max is instantly recognizable. His colorful, psychedelic paintings became wildly popular during the counter-culture era of the 1960s. Max’s art graced the flyer for the 1967 massive “Be-In” in Central Park; appeared on a postage stamp;…

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Two Karp Law Firm Attorneys Named Top Lawyers by Palm Beach Illustrated
September 21, 2021

Congratulations to Attorney Joseph Karp and Attorney Jonathan Karp, recognized by Palm Beach Illustrated as Top Lawyers in Palm Beach County.  Joseph S. Karp was named a top lawyer in the field of Elder Law. Jonathan D. Karp was named a…

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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 are responsible for handling the…

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Medicaid Personal Services Contract
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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