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5 Estate Planning Must-Haves from a Tampa Will and Trust Lawyer

As a Tampa will and trust lawyer, clients often ask me to explain what a basic estate plan involves. There’s no simple answer to that question, though. An estate plan all depends on the situation and the needs of each individual. For one person, that could involve a Revocable Living Trust. For another, it might [...]

By |August 9th, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts|Tags: , |Comments Off on 5 Estate Planning Must-Haves from a Tampa Will and Trust Lawyer

Benefits of Working with a Tampa Special Needs Attorney to Plan for Your Child’s Future Care Needs

Working with a Tampa special needs planning attorney gives you the opportunity to set up the best possible scenario for your child with special needs after you’re no longer able to provide care on your own. A special needs lawyer in Florida can help you determine how to pay for your child’s expenses after your [...]

By |July 31st, 2019|Categories: Special Needs, Trusts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Benefits of Working with a Tampa Special Needs Attorney to Plan for Your Child’s Future Care Needs

Tampa Elder Law Attorney: How to Tell When Your Loved One is Ready for a Dementia Care Facility

For most people living with dementia, the symptoms progress gradually over time. Depending on how rapidly their cognitive functions are on the decline, there will be time to prepare for their care. In the early stages, family members may be able to provide the care that the person with dementia needs. As the dementia symptoms [...]

By |July 27th, 2019|Categories: Elder Law|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tampa Elder Law Attorney: How to Tell When Your Loved One is Ready for a Dementia Care Facility

Tampa Probate Lawyer Answers: “How Long Does It Take to Settle an Estate?”

One of the most common questions Tampa probate lawyers are asked when it comes to settling a loved one’s estate is: “How long is this going to take?” The answer to that question is, of course, going to vary depending upon several factors. In some situations, probate may just take several weeks or a few [...]

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: Probate|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tampa Probate Lawyer Answers: “How Long Does It Take to Settle an Estate?”

Brandon Special Needs Lawyer Answers “What Happens If My Adult Child’s Legal Guardian No Longer Wants the Job?”

Most parents who have adult children with special needs will need to go through a court process to become their child’s legal guardian once he or she turns 18. Doing so will allow the parent to continue to manage financial affairs and make medical decisions for their now-adult child. Again, the initial person that is [...]

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Special Needs|Tags: |Comments Off on Brandon Special Needs Lawyer Answers “What Happens If My Adult Child’s Legal Guardian No Longer Wants the Job?”

Tampa Estate and Elder Law Attorney: When to Sign a DNR

A common misconception that Tampa estate and elder law attorneys often hear is that a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order is part of an estate plan. A DNR is actually a document from the hospital and is not part of an estate plan. However, there are elements of estate planning, such as the Health Care [...]

By |June 30th, 2019|Categories: Elder Law, Estate Planning, Health Care Directives|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tampa Estate and Elder Law Attorney: When to Sign a DNR

Brandon Elder Law Attorney: Tips When Downsizing Your Home

Deciding whether to stay in your home during your retirement years or whether to downsize can be a difficult decision. Unfortunately for many seniors, once the kids have moved out and the regular paychecks stop coming in, it gets harder and harder to maintain and pay for the house you’ve loved. But the fact of [...]

By |June 24th, 2019|Categories: Elder Law|Tags: , |Comments Off on Brandon Elder Law Attorney: Tips When Downsizing Your Home

Guardian Advocacy for Disabled Adult Children

We receive many questions on a weekly basis about different issues facing parents of disabled adult children.  One common question is about filing for guardianship over the disabled child after they have turned age 18.  Did you know that, after a child turns 18, parents lose their rights to speak for that child, and [...]

Tampa Special Needs Lawyer: Protecting Your Child with Special Needs Starts with Naming Legal Guardians

Naming legal guardians is one of the first and most important steps a parent can take to ensure their child is raised by the people they want in the event of their unexpected death or incapacity. It is no secret that caring for a child with a disability can be challenging. That is why you [...]

By |June 16th, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Special Needs, Trusts|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tampa Special Needs Lawyer: Protecting Your Child with Special Needs Starts with Naming Legal Guardians

Hillsborough County Probate Lawyer: Avoiding Conflict Over an Estate After a Death

Dealing with the death of a loved one is painful enough. Even though grief can bring people together, it can also drive up feelings of tension, resentment, and overall conflict within a family. Making arrangements for after one’s death can be unnerving, but it is essential to ensure civility amongst family members and to not [...]

By |June 7th, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Inheritance, Wills and Trusts|Tags: , |Comments Off on Hillsborough County Probate Lawyer: Avoiding Conflict Over an Estate After a Death
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