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 

Same Sex Marriage and the Laws in Florida

In 2014, Judge Hinkle, a federal court judge out of Florida, found Florida’s ban on same sex marriages was unconstitutional.  He found that marriage is a fundamental right under the Due Process clause and that Florida’s constitutional ban on marriage was unconstitutional.  This opened the door for clerk’s offices throughout the state of Florida to start performing marriage ceremonies which started in January, 2015.
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7 Worst Medicaid Planning Mistakes

7 Worst Medicaid Planning Mistakes It never fails – someone comes into my office concerned about their spouse or their parent who needs to qualify for Medicaid (to help pay for nursing home care), and they want confirmation that the action they took that was recommended to them by their neighbor, friend, financial planner….was the right thing to do, only to have me tell
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Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month.  Understanding autism is very near and dear to my heart because I have a niece who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s and two of my daughter’s step-siblings have been given the same diagnosis.  Not only is it important that we try to understand what it is like to have such a disability (and have more caring and empathy), but
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