Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Medicaid Spousal Allowance
Florida Medicaid Rules For The Well Spouse’s Income
July 20, 2020

Florida rules for long-term nursing care are complicated and are actually a combination of both state and federal regulations. Among the rules of great importance for married couples is the Minimum Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance, or MMMNA. What is the…

Medicare provides COVID-related waivers for certain seniors
May 14, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Medicare is providing extra enrollment time and other accommodations for seniors who wish to enroll in Medicare. This “equitable relief” is available if: You missed the open enrollment period or a special enrollment period to…

David Cassidy
David Cassidy, 1970s teen hearthrob, suffering from dementia
February 27, 2017

Fans knew something was wrong when he could not remember the lyrics to songs he’d sung for decades. But for David Cassidy, it was a long-held fear come to fruition. The 1970s teen heartthrob who gained fame on the Partridge…

long-term care
How will you pay for long-term care?
May 19, 2016

Genworth just released its latest analysis of long-term care costs. The numbers are startling. The cost Nationally, the current median cost for a semi-private room in a nursing home is $82,125 per year; for a private room, $92,378. That’s an…

IRS eases up on ABLE account regulations
December 9, 2015

As we reported earlier this year, Congress passed legislation in 2014 authorizing the establishment of tax-free ABLE accounts (acronym for “Achieving a Better Life Experience”). The ABLE program permits a disabled individual to maintain assets above $2,000, the current limit…

What can an elder law attorney do for you?
May 21, 2012

Could you use help from a Florida Elder Law Attorney? To answer that question, we should probably start with an even more basic question: What the heck is elder law, anyway? Since May is National Elder Law Month, this is…

How a Pooled Trust can help your disabled loved one
October 29, 2010

If you have a loved one with a disability and wish to provide for the individual without jeopardizing his/her access to vital government benefits – Medicaid or SSI, for example – you could set up an individual Special Needs Trust….