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Attorney Karp guest speaker on special needs trusts
Attorney Karp guest speaker on special needs trusts
October 7, 2003

Attorney Karp was the guest speaker at the Oct. 7 meeting of the Planned Giving Council in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Karp explained the use of special needs trusts to an audience consisting of attorneys, CPA’s and other financial professionals.

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Florida permits pets to be beneficiaries
January 1, 2003

Beginning January 1, 2003, Florida joins a growing number of states that permit residents to include a pet as beneficiary of an estate plan. Until now, Florida residents concerned about the care of pets should the pets outlive them, had…

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Medicaid Planning Case Manager joins Elder Law Board
Medicaid Planning Case Manager joins Elder Law Board
November 7, 2002

Case Manager Deeanna Farrington, MSW, has joined the Elder Law Foundation Board of Directors. The Elder Law Foundation’s goal is is to provide families, free of charge, a 24-hour bridge of continuous emergency care when a sole caretaker experiences a…

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Florida law broadens spouse’s elective share
Florida law broadens spouse’s elective share
October 1, 2001

Under Florida law a surviving spouse can elect to receive 30% of the deceased spouse’s estate. As of October 1, 2001, the categories of assets on which this “elective share” is based are broadened. Additional categories of assets computed for…

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