Blog 2018-11-26T18:51:37+00:00

Brandon Estate Attorney: 5 Common Errors People Make When Naming Life Insurance Beneficiaries

It is extremely important to get the details of your life insurance policy correct. While this may seem like a “no-brainer,” many well-meaning policyholders make mistakes that end up hurting the people they love. Read on to learn about the 5 most common errors people make when naming life insurance beneficiaries and how to [...]

By | December 7th, 2018|Categories: Estate Planning, Insurance|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Brandon Estate Attorney: 5 Common Errors People Make When Naming Life Insurance Beneficiaries

Brandon Special Needs Attorney: How to Protect a Child with Special Needs When Mom and Dad Divorce

The divorce rate among parents who have a child with special needs is very high. In fact, some estimate the rate to be between 80% to 90%. If you are the parent of a child with special needs, you understand this. You know that even though you both love your child very much, the [...]

By | November 30th, 2018|Categories: Special Needs|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Brandon Special Needs Attorney: How to Protect a Child with Special Needs When Mom and Dad Divorce

Tampa Will and Trust Lawyer Answers, “Do I Need a Will if My Home is Titled in Joint Tenancy?”

by Laurie Ohall, Tampa will and trust lawyer It is true that any assets that are owned jointly with rights of survivorship in Florida will pass directly to the joint owner without having to go through Hillsborough County probate when the first owner passes away? Technically, this means that there is no need to have [...]

By | November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Wills and Trusts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tampa Will and Trust Lawyer Answers, “Do I Need a Will if My Home is Titled in Joint Tenancy?”

Tampa Elder Care Lawyer Offers Important Strategies for Dementia Patients

As a Tampa Elder Care lawyer, I’ve worked with families facing many different estate planning situations. A circumstance particularly relevant to elder care law is dementia. Unfortunately, dementia can take quite an emotional and financial toll on the entire family. Alzheimer’s and related illnesses are typically degenerative and slow-progressing, and the patients require considerable care. [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Elder Law|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tampa Elder Care Lawyer Offers Important Strategies for Dementia Patients

Brandon Estate Planning Lawyer: Tips to Avoid Family Feuds Over Your Estate When You Are Gone

When some people think of estate planning, they picture over-the-top Hollywood-type scenarios where a very rich old man has passed away and the self-serving, over-indulgent heirs greedily wait to see what they will get. Usually, in the movies, there is at least one unhappy heir, otherwise, the movie would be very boring. While this may [...]

By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: Estate Planning|Tags: , |Comments Off on Brandon Estate Planning Lawyer: Tips to Avoid Family Feuds Over Your Estate When You Are Gone

New Law to Expand Chronic Care Benefits through Medicare

In a rare instance of bipartisan cooperation, Congress recently passed a law that will expand benefits to individuals enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans who have chronic illnesses. The Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act will cover certain supplies and services not previously covered such as telehealth services, at-home visits [...]

By | October 30th, 2018|Categories: Elder Law, Medicare|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New Law to Expand Chronic Care Benefits through Medicare

Tampa Special Needs Lawyer: Use Your IRA to Benefit a Special Needs Charity or Non-Profit You Care About

If you are over 70 ½ years old, you can donate some or all of your IRA to an eligible special needs charity or non-profit of your choice. Using a Qualified Charitable Distribution, you can donate directly from your IRA to the charity. Not only is this a great way to support your favorite [...]

By | October 24th, 2018|Categories: Special Needs|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tampa Special Needs Lawyer: Use Your IRA to Benefit a Special Needs Charity or Non-Profit You Care About

Brandon Elder Law Attorney: 5 Ways to Protect Older Loved Ones from Financial Abuse

It’s no secret that the elderly are a favorite target of scam artists. Criminals will troll the internet and phone lists looking for seniors that are easy to prey upon due to an illness, disability, or cognitive impairment. Another reason scam artists love to attack seniors is the expectation that they have accumulated wealth [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: Elder Abuse, Elder Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Brandon Elder Law Attorney: 5 Ways to Protect Older Loved Ones from Financial Abuse

Ask a Hillsborough County Estate Planning Lawyer: “I Just Discovered a Long-Lost Sister. Can She Inherit Dad’s Estate?”

This may sound like a situation from a movie, but it happens more than you can imagine: a long-lost child appears after the death of their parent. This is an alarming situation for many reasons, but people often wonder if that child has a claim against the deceased’s estate. The answer is yes, but only [...]

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Estate Planning, Inheritance|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ask a Hillsborough County Estate Planning Lawyer: “I Just Discovered a Long-Lost Sister. Can She Inherit Dad’s Estate?”

Hillsborough County Estate Planning Lawyer: Which Power of Attorney is Right for Me?

A Power of Attorney is a document which names an agent to handle your financial affairs if you are incapacitated or otherwise unable to, while also explaining any limitations you wish to place on your agent while they act in your stead. There are many Power of Attorney types to choose from, so it’s [...]

By | September 28th, 2018|Categories: Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Hillsborough County Estate Planning Lawyer: Which Power of Attorney is Right for Me?
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