Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

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  …

Changes to Florida Medicaid Eligibility Rules in 2023
December 9, 2022

Medicaid law changes frequently. Our elder law attorneys carefully monitor changes in order to properly advise clients seeking Medicaid nursing home benefits. We can often recommend legal steps that allow clients to protect their assets and retain a good portion…

Florida Medicaid Eligibility Numbers Change January 1, 2022
December 24, 2021

  Many Florida seniors and their families incorrectly assume they will not qualify for Florida Medicaid benefits for long-term care because they do not appear to meet all the financial criteria. This post tells tells you how, with guidance from…

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Two Florida Medicaid Changes to Know About
July 18, 2021

The eligibility criteria for Florida Medicaid benefits are always changing. Our Florida elder law attorneys stay current with every change. With expert planning from The Karp Kaw Firm’s attorneys, your loved one may qualify for benefits without you having to…

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Florida Homeowners Face Insurance Hikes, Policy Cancellations
May 28, 2021

Floridians pay more for homeowners insurance than residents of any other state, according to the Insurance Information Institute. Premiums continue to increase dramatically. The average Florida resident will pay premiums of $2,380 this year, a 21% increase over 2018. Owners…

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?…