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 

Estate Planning and Second Marriages

Wondering about estate planning and second marriages? I seem to get this phone call several times per year: “I got married a couple of years ago. I own my own house and have my own bank accounts and I want it all to go to my adult kids, not my new spouse.” My question is always – “do you have a pre-nup?” The answer
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Obamacare – Can You Afford Not To Have Health Insurance?

Even after all the talk about the Affordable Care Act (a/k/a “Obamacare”), I still run into people who have no clue that if they do not sign up for health insurance this year, they will be paying penalty for the failure to do so.  How much is the penalty?  It depends on several factors including income and family size.  For example, for a single
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Beware the ALF Contract

Do you have a loved one who is looking into entering an assisted living facility?  You should beware the ALF contract that obligates your loved one’s agent to be personally liable for the assisted living fees.  Federal laws were enacted which prohibits nursing homes that accept Medicare and Medicaid from requiring someone, such as a family member, to guarantee payment as a condition of
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