Brandon Trust Lawyer: You Don’t Have to Be a Rockefeller to Create a Charitable Trust!

Do you have a cause that you really believe in? Most of us do. Perhaps you dream of supporting your favorite charity or non-profit with money, but you aren’t quite as prosperous as the Rockefeller family and don’t feel that you can make a meaningful contribution.  As a Brandon Trust Lawyer, I’m happy to tell you that estate planning can help you make more
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4 Basic Steps of Probate in Florida

Here at the Law Office of Laurie E. Ohall, we frequently meet with first-time Personal Representatives (executors) who are overwhelmed by probate in Florida and the duties that go along with it. If you are not familiar with the process, the legal and financial task you now face can seem scary.  There is a lot to do, but we find it helpful to explain
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Older Veterans May Be Entitled to Additional VA Benefits to Cover Long-Term Care Expenses | Tampa Elder Lawyers

Tampa elder lawyers have good news for wartime veterans and their spouses that a little- known benefit from the VA exists to help cover costs associated with long-term care. Understanding the Aid & Attendance Benefit The Aid and Attendance Pension is a 3-tiered tax-free benefit that is available for wartime veterans and their spouses who need financial assistance or simply need help covering the
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Parents of Graduating Seniors in Tampa…Did You Know??

Parents of graduating seniors in Tampa… Did you know… Now that your graduating senior is “legally” an adult, you can no longer make important medical or financial decisions on his or her behalf?   Your graduating senior may still be your baby, but in the eyes of the law, he or she is now an ADULT! That means you can no longer make important medical or
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Tampa Will and Trust Lawyer Offers Planning Tips for Blended Families

If you are re-married with children from a previous relationship, or if you married someone who brought children from a previous relationship to your marriage, there are likely urgent estate planning issues that, together as a family, you’ll want to address with a Tampa will and trust lawyer. The state of Florida and most states across the country do not properly account for the
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Tampa Bay Elder Lawyers: 5 Preventive Steps to Help Your Elderly Loved One Avoid Financial Exploitation

Tampa Bay Elder Lawyers often warn that elderly loved ones are at increased risk of financial exploitation. Scammers target the older generation knowing that their cognitive abilities are likely in decline and that they are not typically tech-savvy. Predators can rob your loved one of their entire life savings – we’ve seen it.  That is why we have put together this list of five
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Tampa Estate Lawyers: Legal Planning After a Cancer Diagnosis – Part Two

In the previous blog post, our Tampa Estate Lawyers covered the first two legal areas you should address if you have recently been diagnosed with cancer. In this post, we’ll cover the remaining issues you should now focus on: Creating a financial roadmap Making a plan to pay for long-term care Leaving your family with a roadmap of your financial affairs can take a tremendous
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Tampa Estate Lawyer: Legal Planning Steps to Take After a Cancer Diagnosis – Part One

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, you are likely dealing with a lot of stress, emotions, and administrative overwhelm. One of the issues that typically comes up during this trying time is estate planning. As a Tampa estate lawyer, I always say that it’s far better to put your estate plan in place long before you need it, but
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Brandon Elder Lawyer: Think Twice Before Authorizing ALL Your Kids to Serve as Medical Power of Attorney

Any Brandon Elder Lawyer will tell you that naming someone to act as your Medical Power of Attorney is a crucial part of estate planning.  However, this is not always an easy decision.  Most people will choose an adult child for this role, but when you have multiple children, the decision can get a bit more complicated. There are many problems that can arise
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Hillsborough County Probate Attorney Offers 6 Tips to Avoid a Will Contest

When you create a will, you should be able to rest easy knowing that your wishes will be honored and followed when you pass away. However, if someone in your life is unhappy with what your will says, it is possible that it could be contested in court.  As a Hillsborough County probate attorney, I see this more often than I like.  In situations
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