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Star Trek Actress The Subject Of Guardianship Battle
September 15, 2021

Britney Spears’ guardianship has drawn most of the media attention lately. But there is another, not quite-so-high-profile celebrity currently embroiled in a guardianship drama. Both stories underscore how essential it is to make legal plans for the possibility that you…

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Elder Abuse Not Always Easy To Spot: The Art Dealer And The Deli Owner
October 29, 2020

How can you protect yourself from exploitation and financial abuse if you become incapacitated?  These crimes can be hard to spot. After all, perpetrators go to great lengths to present themselves as helpers, not hustlers. Fortunately there are steps you…

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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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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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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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When The Diagnosis is Alzheimer’s: Legal Steps to Take
June 16, 2010

Karp Law Firm attorneys and staff attended the Alzheimer’s Educational Conference June 3-4 in Palm Beach. We talked with many caregivers, policymakers and professionals. The Palm Beach County Convention Center was filled to capacity for the event — which gives…

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