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.

Elder Law     Estate Planning    Guardianship     Probate     Special Needs Planning 

Guardian Advocacy for Disabled Adult Children

I receive many questions on a weekly basis about different issues facing parents of disabled adult children.  One common question is about filing for guardianship over the disabled child after they have turned age 18.  Did you know that, after a child turns 18, parents lose their rights to speak for that child, and to make financial and health care decisions?  This can be
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Sibling Feud: What to do when Brothers and Sisters are Fighting over Mom or Dad’s Care

This month, I am focusing my blog posts on questions I have received either over the phone or via my website (please, keep them coming!).  I regularly receive questions about what to do when there is a sibling feud and a family member tells the other siblings that they are going to put mom or dad in a nursing home (or that sibling wants
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National Will Registry

It is not uncommon for a person to call my office after a loved one has died and ask if I have the loved one’s original Last Will and Testament in my file. The answer is usually, “No.” It is not my practice to retain client’s original documents (and I think a majority of attorneys would say the same). I always provide clients with
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