Florida Elder Law & Estate Planning Blog


Veterans homestead exemption
Florida Amendment Would Pass Homestead Exemption to Widows of Some Veterans
September 25, 2020

Veterans and their families have access to several Florida tax exemptions for homestead property.  One more is on the ballot this November: Florida Amendment 6 –  Ad Valorem Tax Discount for Spouses of Certain Deceased Veterans Who Had Permanent, Combat-Related…

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Veterans benefits
V.A. Disability Agent Orange Benefits Considered for Vets With Parkinsons, Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism
August 20, 2020

Some Vietnam Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange may be getting a step closer to collecting the benefits they have been seeking for decades. On July 22, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed the “The Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans…

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Blue Water Vietnam Veterans Again Denied Agent Orange Benefits
Blue Water Vietnam Veterans Again Denied Agent Orange Benefits
December 25, 2018

Vietnam veterans who served in “blue waters” off the coast of Vietnam have for years pressured the federal government to provide them with the same benefits other Vietnam veterans receive as a result of exposure to Agent Orange. The Agent…

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A Veteran With a Sky-High Mission!
October 18, 2018

All our clients have interesting life stories. Many of them are veterans. With Veterans Day around the corner, I want to share the fascinating story of one of our many clients who served with dignity and dedication. With her permission,…

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vietnam
Honor Flight October 13 to Include Vietnam Veterans
September 24, 2018

The last of the 2018 Southeast Florida Honor Flights takes off on October 13, 2018. The program began several years ago with the mission of escorting World War II and Korean War veterans, free of charge, to Washington. D.C. to…

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Staff Sergeant Irving Ziffer
Staff Sergeant Irving Ziffer
July 3, 2018

A Message From Attorney Joseph Karp & Attorney Jonathan Karp….   For us, it’s personal. Many of our family members have served in the armed forces, but one relative stands out: our beloved uncle, Staff Sergeant Irving Ziffer  (July 3,…

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Bill Gates Digs Deeper Into Alzheimer’s Disease
November 17, 2017

Bill Gates has taken on a new mission: defeating Alzheimer’s Disease. And he’s approaching it with the same out-of-the-box thinking that led him to create Microsoft. He recently contributed $50 million of his own money (not his foundation’s) to the…

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Our WASP’s are veterans, too!
Our WASP’s are veterans, too!
February 24, 2016

One of our firm’s longstanding clients proudly served as a WASP – a member of the Women Service Airforce Pilot corps  – during World War II. She and more than a thousand other women flew and tested military aircraft, towed…

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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…

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