Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog


Martin Zelman
Can someone with dementia sue for divorce? Palm Beach County Court says no
January 6, 2016

Estate planning is as much about planning for life’s curve balls as it is about what happens when you are gone. A recent Florida case demonstrates how failing to anticipate those curve balls can plunge a family into chaos.The key…

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Happy Mother’s Day to all!
Happy Mother’s Day to all!
May 12, 2013

From Attorney Joseph Karp   In this photo, circa 1940s, my beloved late mother Beatrice Karp is at right. At left is her younger sister, my dear Aunt Pearl, who has always been like a mother to my brothers and…

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Summitt steps down less than a year after Alzheimer’s diagnosis
April 20, 2012

Pat Summitt, 59, the celebrated coach of the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team, resigned her post this week, less than a year after being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Disease tends to progress more quickly in younger patients…

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New Florida Durable Power of Attorney Law Effective Oct. 1, 2011
September 26, 2011

Don’t panic:  If you are a Florida resident with a valid Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) signed before October 1, 2011, it will still be valid after Oct. 1.  You do not need to do anything. You do not need…

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elder abuse
Taking Elder Abuse Seriously
June 15, 2011

In the public consciousness, elder abuse is where child abuse was years ago. It is under-reported. Poorly understood. And off the public’s radar. Fortunately, many efforts are being made today to bring this problem into the light of day. That’s…

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