Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Planning For Your Special Needs Child
October 6, 2022

October is Special Needs Law Month. If you are parent of a child who has special needs, you no doubt want to be sure that when you are no longer around, your child will have the financial and other supports…

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Tax Breaks for Families Caring For A Child With Special Needs
October 22, 2021

If you have a child with special needs, a variety of tax breaks and credits are available to you. Some have been tweaked and others added as a result of recent legislation, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security…

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Steps To Prevent Stimulus Money From Jeopardizing Your Medicaid Benefits
April 2, 2021

If you or a loved one are disabled and receiving federal benefits such as Medicaid , take care when you receive your federal stimulus check. If not properly handled, the funds could put you over the asset cap and jeopardize…

Considerations When Giving Holiday Gifts to Special Needs Loved Ones
November 24, 2019

At this time of year many people think about giving gifts to the young people in their life. If the recipient has special needs and receives federal aid such as Medicaid or SSI, or may apply for it in the…

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Turmoil in Aretha Franklin Estate: She Did Have A Will, After All – Three of Them
May 26, 2019

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, Dies Intestate. Now it turns out that the “intestate” part may not be true. Three handwritten wills were found in Franklin’s suburban Detroit home recently. This development may well complicate matters, not clarify them. Multiple…

Parents of children with intellectual disabilities should make sure their child’s IQ is tested before age 18
October 19, 2016

Important alert for parents of special needs children with intellectual disabilities: Make sure your child is IQ tested before age 18. First, some background: Florida’s  Agency for Persons with Disabilities determines if an individual with a disability is eligible for…

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…