Board Certified Elder Law Attorney Brandon FL
Ms. Ohall is a Florida Board Certified Elder Law Attorney, and is also a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio. For almost 20 years, Laurie Ohall has been serving the legal needs of Tampa Bay area families. It is her mission in the practice of law to protect, honor and educate her clients. She advocates on behalf of her clients in the areas of Medicaid Reform and resident’s rights (in ALFs and nursing homes). She also provides clients with comprehensive estate planning including wills, trusts, and advanced healthcare directives, and gives Tampa area seniors and their children peace of mind as they navigate Florida Elder Laws. Her blog is updated regularly to educate Florida residents about the laws affecting seniors, estate planning and probate.
Florida Durable Powers of Attorney – What is it?
I wrote a blog post a couple of years ago about Durable Powers of Attorney and why your college bound child needs one. To this day, it is a very popular post. I receive many questions about Florida Durable Powers of Attorney on a regular basis. So, this year, I thought I would write a blog post each month about different aspects of Durable Powers
Obamacare Deadline. Are you running out of time?
Does the Obamacare Deadline affect you? Beginning January 1, 2014, everyone is required to have health insurance or risk facing a penalty. The penalty in 2014 is 1% of annual income or $95 per person (whichever is higher) and this increases to 2.5% in 2016 or $695 per person. The deadline to sign up for benefits is March 1, 2014. However, you do not
Banking and Digital assets when a loved one dies
I have had several cases over the last year where the decedent passed away and the family has no idea what assets she left behind (i.e., how much money is in bank accounts, what does she owe on the mortgage, etc.) because the decedent handled all banking or bill pay online. Why does this matter? Well, if you call the bank after a loved