Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Welcome Back, Attorney Rachel Zetouni
September 24, 2023

The Karp Law Firm is delighted to welcome back Attorney Rachel G. Zetouni. Ms. Zetouni joined our firm’s legal team in 2011, helping clients with their long-term care planning and estate planning. She worked with our firm for several years,…

Homestead’s Property Tax Benefits Can Be Transferred To New Home
September 22, 2023

Most Florida residents know about the homestead exemption, the state’s property tax benefit that reduces the assessed value of a primary residence. Fewer know about homestead portability. When you sell your current home and purchase a new primary residence in…

Who Are Your Children Under Florida Inheritance Laws?
September 17, 2023

Do you know who your children are?  From an estate planning perspective, the answer may not be as obvious as you think! Inheritance rights under Florida law depend on your child’s status in relation to you. Is the person your…

When Would You Want A Do Not Resuscitate Order?
September 8, 2023

Under Florida and federal law, a competent adult has the right to choose the kind of health care he/she wishes to receive, reject, or discontinue. Your advance health care directives are documents that tell your family and physicians your preferences…

Karp Law Firm Attorneys On Top Lawyers List
August 28, 2023

Congratulations to all the attorneys of The Karp Law Firm! Joseph S. Karp, Jonathan D. Karp and Adele C. Harris have been included in Palm Beach Media Group’s 2023 List of Top Lawyers. The Top Lawyers list is based on…

Making Annual Gifts Can Help Reduce Future Estate Tax Liability
August 23, 2023

The current Unified Estate Tax and Gift Tax Exemption allows you to pass $12.92 million, tax-free. This can include tax-free gifts you make during your lifetime, or bequests made after your death, or a combination of the two. A married…

Whom Should You Name As Your Personal Representative?
August 18, 2023

Your Personal Representative is the person you select to administer your probate estate after you pass on. Often referred to as an “executor” in states other than Florida, a Personal Representative must be named in your Last Will & Testament….

Pampered Felines Inherit Riches, Despite Estate Plan Glitches
August 15, 2023

Talk about fat cats! When Nancy Sauer died last year at age 84, her precious felines became instant millionaires. Widowed and having outlived her only child, the Tampa resident lavished love on her seven Persian cats: Leo, Midnight, Napoleon, Cleopatra,…

Nursing Home Resident’s Well Spouse Entitled to Bigger MMMNA
August 9, 2023

Florida has made another change to its Medicaid rules for nursing home benefits. The rule change applies to married couples when one spouse is in a nursing home and receiving Medicaid benefits. The spouse who is not in a nursing…

Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin’s Two Wills: Which One Deserves “Respect”?
July 16, 2023

“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin died in 2018 at age 76 . To the world, the “Respect” singer left a remarkable musical legacy. To her sons, she left a painful legal conflict that dragged on for nearly five years.  …


Thank you for contacting The Karp Law Firm. We have received your message and someone will be in touch with you very soon. We look forward to speaking with you!