Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Use A Florida Lawyer for Florida Estate Planning
May 11, 2024

Attention Florida residents: Always use an experienced Florida estate planning lawyer to draft your estate plan. Avoid the temptation to use an out-of-state attorney, even if you know that person is trustworthy, practices in this field of law outside Florida,…

It’s A Felony to Fudge Facts on a Medicaid Application
April 12, 2024

The Karp Law Firm attorneys help clients who seek long-term care Medicaid benefits for their loved one. In addition to being distraught about their loved one’s welfare, clients are also unnerved by the prospect of losing their economic security to…

Florida Medicaid Rules For Income, Assets, Home Equity Change in 2024
January 14, 2024

Florida’s Medicaid eligibility rules change frequently. Our attorneys stay on top of all changes, so you can be sure you will always get the most up-to-date guidance from us. Consulting with our attorneys may enable you to retain a good…

Is It Safe For Your Elderly Relatives To Drive?
October 23, 2023

Many of us will visit aging aging parents or other loved ones in Florida for the holidays. If you do not live nearby, this may be one of your few opportunities to assess first-hand how they are getting along and…

Joseph Karp Talks About Lawsuit and New Law Protecting Florida Homeowners
September 28, 2023

Attorney Joseph Karp was a driving force behind getting The Florida Attorney General to protect homeowners from the predatory practices of MV Realty PBC, LLC. He alerted the Attorney General when he learned his client had fallen victim to the…

Nursing Home Resident’s Well Spouse Entitled to Bigger MMMNA
August 9, 2023

Florida has made another change to its Medicaid rules for nursing home benefits. The rule change applies to married couples when one spouse is in a nursing home and receiving Medicaid benefits. The spouse who is not in a nursing…

5 Ways Probate’s Lack of Privacy Can Harm, Inconvenience Heirs
April 27, 2023

Probate avoidance is a key feature of many people’s estate plans. In this blog post, we take a deeper dive into one of the perils of probate: lack of privacy.  We discuss the potential negative impacts on  your family, beneficiaries…

Florida Drivers Licenses Changes: Real ID, Smart ID
April 22, 2023

REAL ID Deadline Delayed, Again   If you have not yet gotten your “Real ID,” either in the form of your drivers license or an identification card, you are getting a reprieve. The deadline date was May 3 of this…

Establishing Florida Domicile: Clearing Up The Confusion
March 7, 2023

Florida drivers license data prove what so many of us are noticing in our communities: record-setting numbers of people are relocating to Florida from other states. Our new neighbors are people of all ages, not just retirees. Leading the pack…

Caution: Vulnerable Homeowners Targeted By MV Realty
January 3, 2023

*Update: This story and Attorney Karp’s commentary was published in the Palm Beach Post 1/15/23. Read it here. Homeowners, Watch Out For This Scam By Attorney Joseph Karp Nationally Certified Elder Law Attorney Florida Bar Certified Elder Law Specialist  …