Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog


Renown Dementia Expert Coming To Florida
Renown Dementia Expert Coming To Florida
March 9, 2020

Dementia care expert Teepa Snow is making several presentations in our area this month. An occupational therapist with over 40 years of experience, Ms. Snow helps families and professionals understand how it feels to live with a neurodegenerative disorder. Her…

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With A Do It Yourself Will, They Almost Got Away With Disinheriting a Rightful Beneficiary
With A Do It Yourself Will, They Almost Got Away With Disinheriting a Rightful Beneficiary
December 24, 2019

Online web sites that allow the creation of do-it-yourself estate planning documents have some serious downsides. Among them: making it easier for people with nefarious motives to create fraudulent documents. From Arkansas comes an interesting case that illustrates the danger….

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Stan Lee
Be Your Own Superhero: Protect Yourself From Financial Predators With a Predator Protection Trust
June 27, 2018

Spider Man. Ant Man. The Fantastic Four. The Hulk. These comic book superheroes sprang from Stan Lee’s imagination and made their creator a wealthy man. But at 95, the Marvel mogul’s own powers appear diminished, potentially putting him and his…

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Visit Elderly
What Can You Do If You’re Denied Visitation With An Incapacitated Loved One?
May 7, 2018

Recent news is replete with stories about spouses, guardians and caregivers accused of turning away family members who want to visit an incapacitated loved one. These stories have made headlines because they involve celebrities. Among them were disc jockey Casey…

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Businesswoman filling out contract on a glass table.
How NOT to sign a nursing home admissions agreement
December 20, 2016

A recent Florida Supreme Court ruling underscores the importance of having a valid power of attorney, as well as the importance of being careful when signing a nursing home agreement for a loved one. Juan Mendez Sr. was admitted to…

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Senior Couple in China
Better visit your aging parents if you live in China. (It’s a good idea here, too)
April 19, 2016

China has a long history of respect for the elderly. An adult child who fails to care for his parents violates a key teaching of Confuciansim. And soon, inattentive children may face more than moral reprobation: their credit scores may…

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Veronica Beckham
Could your loved one be a victim of financial exploitation?
February 11, 2016

Did exotic dancer Veronica Beckham perpetrate a sweetheart scam on Micky Liu? Manipulate a lonely and sick man into making her the beneficiary of his estate? Or did he leave her his money, free from any pressure and manipulation, purely…

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