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.
Durable Powers of Attorney – Can My Agent Live Out Of State?
I have been focusing at least one blog post a month this year on Durable Powers of Attorney (DPOA) and the many questions I get about them. This month, I wanted to discuss whether you can appoint someone who lives out of state as your agent. First, let’s recap what is the purpose of a DPOA. This document is used to allow you to
The Holidays and Your Diet
The holidays can be especially hard on your diet regardless of whether you are old or young. My stepdaughter suffers from Celiac disease and so, when she comes for dinner, we make sure to do a gluten free menu. Really, eating gluten free is not that hard especially in this day and age when the grocery stores make it so easy to find gluten
Exploitation of the Elderly in Florida
The exploitation of the elderly in Florida is a continuing problem and adult protective service agencies agree that these sorts of problems are on the rise. It is becoming an increasing problem in Florida (which has the greatest proportion of seniors who are age 65 and over). As an elder law attorney, I see situations every day where seniors are being exploited or being taken