Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

Florida Residents Get More Protection From Financial Fraud
June 11, 2024

Elder Abuse Awareness Month is June, so it is an appropriate time to share this good news: Beginning next year, elderly and vulnerable Floridians get more protection from financial exploitation, thanks to Florida’s recent passage of the Protection of Specified…

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PACE Program May Avoid Nursing Home For Your Loved One
June 4, 2024

Have you heard about PACE, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly? Offering a variety of services, PACE can allow certain people to age at home and in the community, instead of  being admitted to a nursing home for…

Long-Term Care Planning Is A Middle-Class Necessity
November 22, 2023

The article below appeared originally in The New York Times. It explains why long-term care planning is essential for middle-class Americans.  The Karp Law Firm has been assisting clients and their families to meet this challenge for over 25 years,…

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…

Steer Clear of Online Sweetheart Scams
January 18, 2023

The internet can be a great matchmaker. Many authentic romances, even marriages, have sprung up when people have met over the internet. Unfortunately, looking for love online has its dark side, too. The Federal Trade Commission reports that “sweetheart scams”…

Who Do You Trust? Your Bank & Brokerage Want To Know
September 5, 2022

Who do you trust? Your brokerage, bank and other financial institutions want to know. When you open a new account, or update an account that was established before Feb. 5, 2018, they will ask you to provide the name of…

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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…

University graduate – at age 96
September 16, 2020

Age? Just a number for Giuseppe Paterno. On July 29, he became the oldest person ever to graduate college in Italy, reports Reuters. Paterno is 96. Born in Sicily in 1923 into humble circumstances, higher education wasn’t in the cards…

SECURE Act Makes Big Changes To Retirement Plans
January 2, 2020

The SECURE Act has just been signed into law and went into effect January 1, 2020. Short for Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement, the legislation makes sweeping changes to the rules for retirement plan savings. We are in the…

Nursing Home Compare Flags 25 Florida Nursing Homes
Nursing Home Compare Flags 25 Florida Nursing Homes
October 30, 2019

To help families make informed decisions when placing a loved one in a nursing facility, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services maintains a “Nursing Home Compare” web site. This is a searchable database of skilled nursing facilities nationwide. It…