Simplifying Probate in Hillsborough County

If you have recently lost a loved one, please accept my condolences. If you’ve landed here on this article because you will soon be facing probate in Hillsborough County, I hope that the following information removes a bit of the stress you are likely experiencing during this challenging time. What is probate in Florida? Probate is the term used to describe the court-ordered process
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Brandon Elder Law Lawyer: “The Uncomfortable, but Essential Conversation You Should Have with Your Parents”

Brandon Elder Law Lawyer, Laurie Ohall, speaks to the importance of having a legal plan in place when you are caring for aging parents and young children at the same time. We are all very busy living life. The daily grind of work and taking care of the family keeps you hopping, I’m sure. However, there may soon come a time when your parents
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Estate Planning in Brandon is Necessary for Everyone- Especially those Without Children

Estate planning in Brandon can help people without children ensure that their wishes are honored, that someone is authorized to manage their finances and/or healthcare, and that their assets are ultimately passed down to someone of their choosing. Estate planning in Brandon is important for everyone. Many people mistakenly believe that estate planning only directs where you want to leave your money and property.
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For Professionals, Tampa Asset Protection Is More Necessary Than You Think!

Tampa Asset Protection is critical to help working professionals protect their life’s work from financial risk. When most people think about asset protection in Tampa, they picture extremely wealthy people who “hide” assets overseas.  This is simply not what asset protection planning is, especially for the average business professional in our community. Simply put, a solid asset protection plan involves using legal tools such
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Special Olympics Florida – More Than Just Sports

Special Olympics Florida – More Than Just Sports  by Laurie Ohall  I had the pleasure of sitting down with Allison Rapp, Site Director, and Cydnee Dennison, Community Outreach Manager, of Special Olympics Florida, to discuss the services they offer to Hillsborough County residents.  When you think of Special Olympics in Florida, you probably think of kids running the 50 yard dash, or playing in
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Seniors: Beware of This IRS Phone Scam in Florida

How to deal with a frightening IRS phone scam in Florida. As tax time approaches, scammers are actively targeting our most vulnerable seniors in the Tampa Bay area with IRS threats and hoaxes.  Each year, IRS scams manifest themselves in a variety of ways, including direct mail solicitations, email solicitations or harassing phone calls.  As a Tampa Bay elder law attorney, I often receive
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Wait! Before You Pre-Pay Your Funeral In Tampa…

Before you pre-pay your funeral in Tampa, read these tips from Tampa estate attorney, Laurie Ohall, first.  Pre-planning and pre-paying for your funeral can be a wonderful gift to leave your family. After your death, they will be grieving without the added stress of planning and paying for your funeral. Many funeral homes have plans available allowing you to plan and pre-pay for your
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Tampa Bay Asset Protection Strategies for New Physicians

Discover Tampa bay asset protection strategies for new physicians.  If you are just beginning your career as a physician, congratulations!  You are probably working through some tough “newbie” decisions that can ultimately be life-changing. Should I join a practice or start my own? Do I want to move my family to a new state or start my career here at home? The questions go
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Brandon Will and Trust Lawyer: Should You Leave Different Inheritance Amounts To Your Kids?

It is pretty common for parents to distribute their assets equally among their children when they pass away.  As a Brandon Will and Trust Lawyer, I see this often. However, this is not always the best choice for families. In some circumstances, the fair thing to do is not always equal shares for all.  If any of these circumstances apply to you, then you
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Special Needs Child Planning

Three Ways To Physically and Financially Protect your Special Needs Child

At some point in their life, every parent of a special needs child wonders, “What will happen to my child when I am gone” and “How will my child be provided for financially in my absence.”  For parents of special needs children, it is especially important to create an effective plan for your child so that you can have peace of mind knowing that
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