Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Elder Law Attorneys Joe Karp and Jon Karp Discuss Advance Directives
November 25, 2023

Most people understand that an estate plan protects loved ones who they leave behind.  On this broadcast, the topic was different: how planning protects loved ones when you are alive and incapacitated.  Father-and-son elder law/estate planning attorneys Joseph Karp and…

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…

Your Three Important Health Planning Documents
March 31, 2021

We take for granted that we have the right to make decisions about our own health care. You cannot be forced to accept or reject medical treatments. But what happens if you cannot communicate your wishes because you are incapacitated?…

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…

Barbara Bush
Importance of Advance Directives, End-Of-Life Wishes Reflected in Barbara Bush’s Passing
April 18, 2018

Former First Lady Barbara Bush died at her Houston home on April 17, 2018, surrounded by her family. She had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, and had been hospitalized multiple times in recent weeks. Following an Easter weekend in…

When advance directives are ignored
April 15, 2017

When we discuss end-of-life wishes with clients, some clients say they want everything possible done to keep them alive, regardless of their physical condition or possible outcome. If they can hang on for a while longer, they reason, there might…