Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Florida Medicaid Eligibility Numbers Change January 1, 2022
December 24, 2021

  Many Florida seniors and their families incorrectly assume they will not qualify for Florida Medicaid benefits for long-term care because they do not appear to meet all the financial criteria. This post tells tells you how, with guidance from…

Estate of James Brown, Godfather of Soul, Finally Settles
December 17, 2021

James Brown, aka the “Godfather of Soul,” died at age 73 on Christmas day in 2006. One of the first 10 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Brown’s signature songs include “I Feel Good,” “Papa’s Got A…

What You Must Know About Cryptocurrency In Your Estate Plan
December 13, 2021

An increasing number of our clients now hold cryptocurrency or are considering purchasing it. Cryptocurrency is a “digital asset” – but a digital asset like none other. It requires special consideration so that  (1) it can be passed on to…

Alert: Estate Tax and Gift Tax Changes In 2022
December 6, 2021

Two key estate planning numbers will change effective January 1, 2022: The lifetime unified gift and estate tax exemption, and the annual estate tax exclusion. These changes may impact you if you have a taxable estate. The lifetime exemption is…

Estate Planning Documents Every Florida Snowbird Needs
November 27, 2021

Welcome back, Snowbirds! We are writing this blog at the tail end of November. Today’s midday temperature in New York is 38 degrees; in Chicago, 34; in Boston, 35. At our Palm Beach Gardens office, it’s a glorious, balmy 70…

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What To Look For When You Visit Your Senior Parents
November 18, 2021

Many of us will visit our aging parents this holiday season, perhaps for the first time in a long while. The visit can be an opportunity to evaluate how your folks are doing, and determine if they need or want…

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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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