Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog


Stimulus Checks Issues to Deceased People Must Be Returned
May 11, 2020

Some of our clients have received stimulus payments intended for deceased spouses, parents and other relatives. These are the one-time payments to Americans authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. In the interest of time, the…

more
We are working at home for you. Stop by and visit!
We are working at home for you. Stop by and visit!
May 6, 2020

UPDATE: June 29. 2020:  Our plans to re-open our physical offices have been postponed due to the recent surge in coronavirus cases. Please check back at this website, where we will announce the new re-opening date.   The Karp Law…

more
COVID19 creates surge of interest in wills, health care documents
April 30, 2020

According to a 2020 survey conducted by caring.com, only 23% of American adults have a will, and only 6% have an advanced health care directive that will speak for them if they become incapacitated. The fear of succumbing to COVID19…

more
sad-senior-sitting-in-chair
Will Stimulus Funds Affect Your Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits?
April 30, 2020

As a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act  (CARES Act) passed on March 27, 2020, most Americans are receiving stimulus checks. If you are earning under $75,000 annually, your check will be $1,200. If someone resides…

more
Find Missing Money
Find Missing Money
April 28, 2020

Madonna found money owed her for appearing in a gaming company’s video. Robert DeNiro had money waiting from Warner Brothers. Even Bloomberg LP (yes, that Bloomberg) had checks waiting for him from New York State. You need not be a…

more
Parents and Adult Children Shy Away From “The Talk”
April 27, 2020

As estate planning attorneys, we generally encourage clients to discuss their estate plans and financial plans with their adult children, even if they provide them with just a rough overview. Many clients, for many reasons, are reluctant to follow through…

more
Facility information on coronavirus cases now available
Facility information on coronavirus cases now available
April 19, 2020

Staff and administrators at long-term facilities and assisted living facilities are under extraordinary pressure, and that’s an understatement. They are taking risks to protect patients and residents and we salute them for their efforts. Until now, the names of Florida…

more
An Estate Conflict Straight Out of Hollywood
An Estate Conflict Straight Out of Hollywood
April 13, 2020

Here’s an intriguing, somewhat salacious estate planning story straight out of Tinsel Town. It even sounds like a Hollywood movie. Not surprisingly, it involves two marriages, children from both, and of course, big money. Read on and take a break…

more
COVID-19 Legal Plans: What Do You Need Now?
Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Residents and Families Cope With Pandemic
Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Residents and Families Cope With Pandemic
April 1, 2020

There are 71,000 people living in 691 licensed nursing homes in Florida, and thousands more in assisted living residences. Nursing homes and assisted living residences provide comfort, security and help. But these days, they also provide everything the corona virus…

more