Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog


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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Boar’s Head Legal Beef: Families Fighting Over Estate
July 7, 2021

An estate conflict has erupted between the families who own Boar’s Head. Why the legal beef? It appears to stem from a deceased owner’s failure to put her last wishes in writing. Boar’s Head Provisions Company was launched in 1905…

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Attorneys Joseph Karp, Jonathan Karp Named 2021 Florida SuperLawyers
June 30, 2021

We are proud to announce that Attorney Joseph Karp has been named a 2021 Florida SuperLawyer, and Attorney Jonathan Karp has been named a 2021 Florida SuperLawyer “Rising Star.” Super Lawyers, part of Thompson Reuters, recognizes outstanding attorneys based on the…

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Biden’s Tax Proposals And Your Estate Plan
June 26, 2021

The Biden Administration’s tax proposals have been on the minds of many of our clients.  You may be wondering if and how your estate plan will be impacted, and what you should do now to minimize your heirs’ tax liability. …

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TV Painter Bob Ross’ Son Loses Lawsuit In Battle Between Father’s Trust And Business Agreement
June 13, 2021

Bob Ross rose to fame in the 1980s as the host and instructor of the wildly popular Joy of Painting TV show. Viewers were smitten not just with his artistic techniques but also with his mesmerizing voice and congenial manner….

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Non-Borrowing Spouses of HECM Reverse Mortgage Borrowers Get More Protections
June 8, 2021

The Federal Housing Authority this month issued new rules that provide more protection for non-borrowing spouses of reverse mortgage borrowers. The new rules apply to HECM reverse mortgages – Home Equity Conversion Mortgages – which are federally insured and backed…

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Florida Homeowners Face Insurance Hikes, Policy Cancellations
May 28, 2021

Floridians pay more for homeowners insurance than residents of any other state, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Premiums continue to increase dramatically. The average Florida resident will pay premiums of $2,380 this year, a 21% increase over 2018. Owners…

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Florida Medicaid
If I Apply For Medicaid, Will The State Of Florida Take My Home?
May 25, 2021

Many people have misconceptions about the rules for obtaining Florida Medicaid benefits for nursing home costs. This is not surprising, considering that the Medicaid program is vast, and its rules are complex and differ from state to state. Before clients…

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When Your Business Agreement Doesn’t Agree With Your Will
May 16, 2021

Estate planning clients frequently come to us who are parties to business agreements such as limited liability companies, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, corporations. These agreements routinely include clauses that govern who may inherit the shares of deceased partners. If you…

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Disinheriting Your Estranged Adult Child: Factors to Consider
May 13, 2021

Parents with estranged adult children: An unfortunate situation that our attorneys see increasingly often these days. Sometimes parents and their adult child have not spoken in years. Sometimes the child will stay in touch with siblings or other family members;…

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