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 


Inherited IRAs

IRA’s are one way to pass a legacy on to your children.  An inherited IRA can be a good thing but, if you do not know what you are doing, it can also cause a big tax problem for your beneficiaries.  Here are the top 7 things to know about inherited IRAs: 1. Name your children (or whomever you want to inherit) as the
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What Happens If I Do Not Have A DPOA?

What happens if I do not have a DPOA? I understand it is difficult to think about your own incapacity or even death.  However, incapacity can happen at any age, and anyone over the age of 18 should know what happens if they do not have a Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA).  I always point to the example of Terri Schiavo when explaining to
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How Does Incapacity Affect a DPOA?

Over the past couple of months, I have written about what is a Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA), why we need DPOA’s, and who you should appoint as your agent.  This month, I would like to focus on: How Does Incapacity Affect a DPOA? The most important reason to have a DPOA is so that, if something happens and you become incapacitated, you have
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