Laurie Ohall, Board Certified Elder Law Attorney Brandon FL

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.    SuperLawyers

Elder Law     Estate Planning    Guardianship     Probate     Special Needs Planning 


How Do I Leave My House to My Kids and Avoid Probate?

At least once a month, I take a phone call from someone wanting to know if they should put their child (or other family member) on the deed to their home.  Usually, it is because they want to make sure the house does not go through probate.  Click here to read about what probate is and click here to read about how to avoid probate. 
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Elder Exploitation

With the aging of our population, elder exploitation is a growing problem in the U.S.  In Florida, we have a large older population, and so this issue is even more prevalent.  Many times, the exploitation occurs at the hands of a caregiver or some unrelated person, but very often, the exploitation is done at the hands of a family member.  When this happens, it
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Who Needs a Lawyer When You Can Use DIY Legal Forms?

I like to write about topics that I feel are of interest to the public and potential clients.  I like to educate people.  And I find myself writing about this topic over and over again, because I see so many people using do-it-yourself DIY legal forms to prepare their estate planning documents.  And over and over, I see that they are doing them wrong,
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