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Karp Law Firm underwrites Alzheimer’s library
Karp Law Firm underwrites Alzheimer’s library
April 5, 2004

The Karp Law Firm has endowed the “Maintain Your Brain” library at the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Florida. The library, located at the Association’s West Palm Beach, Florida headquarters, is open to caregivers and the general public and offers books…

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Deeana Farrington
Medicaid Plannning Case Manager Earns Certification
February 1, 2004

Medicaid Planning Case Manager Deeanna Farrington, MSW, has been certified as a Certified Dementia Practitioner.  CDP certification is awarded by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and denotes a high standard of excellence in direct care skills, education, and sensitivity…

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Attorney Karp talks to insurance professionals
December 15, 2003

Attorney Karp was invited to discuss the needs of mature clients and their families at an educational seminar for insurance industry professionals. The meeting was sponsored by New England Financial and attended by insurance professionals from throughout Palm Beach County,…

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Attorney Karp instructor on legal issues
Attorney Karp instructor on legal issues
October 13, 2003

Attorney Joseph Karp conducted a workshop for banking, accounting and legal professionals. Sponsored by the National Business Institute, the class familiarized attendees with the critical legal issues faced by mature clients and their families.

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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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