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Tampa Probate Lawyer Answers, “Can I Assume or Take Over Someone’s Mortgage When They Die?”

By |July 8th, 2020|Categories: Estate Planning, Probate|Tags: , |

Most people have mortgages on their homes, and loved ones are often surprised that a mortgage doesn’t magically disappear when the property owner passes away. We often hear from heirs who want to know what [...]

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Tips for Managing an Out-of-State Probate Due to COVID-19 | Hillsborough County Probate Lawyers

By |June 29th, 2020|Categories: Estate Planning, Probate|Tags: , |

Florida is unique in that many of our residents split their time between our state and other parts of the country during the warmer months. As such, “snowbirds” (or even their families), may find themselves [...]

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Avoiding Probate with Joint Accounts and Beneficiaries | Tampa Estate Planning Lawyer

By |June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Estate Planning, Probate|Tags: , , |

A common concern for people who meet with a Tampa estate planning lawyer for the first time is the desire to avoid probate. Perhaps they’ve been through the process after the loss of a loved [...]

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Stay in Control: Use These Strategies to Avoid an Adult Guardianship in Florida

By |June 15th, 2020|Categories: Elder Law, Guardianship|Tags: , |

When a person, usually a senior, loses the ability to manage his or her affairs due to age or mental impairment, an adult guardian may need to be appointed by the local courts.  This process [...]

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Parents: Beware of DIY Estate Planning Tools If Your Child Has Special Needs!

By |June 8th, 2020|Categories: Estate Planning, Special Needs|Tags: , , |

Parents of kids with special needs want the peace of mind knowing that if anything happens to mom or dad, a guardian of their choosing will care for their child and that there will be [...]

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Tampa Elder Lawyer Offers Tips When Providing “Socially Distanced” Care for an Older Loved One

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Caregivers, Elder Law|Tags: , , |

As we move into the next phase of the coronavirus crisis where social distancing guidelines are slowly relaxed and more people go back to work, the state and federal governments are still recommending that [...]

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Caregivers: Talk to Your Elderly Loved Ones About These Coronavirus Scams

By |May 22nd, 2020|Categories: Caregivers, Elder Abuse, Elder Law|Tags: , |

As if the coronavirus crisis was not challenging enough for seniors and their loved ones, scammers are now using aggressive tactics to target vulnerable people who may be temporally cut off from the physical protection [...]

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Will My Out-of-State Power of Attorney and Healthcare Directive Work If I’m Stuck in Florida on Quarantine?

By |May 14th, 2020|Categories: Estate Planning, Health Care Directives, Power of Attorney|Tags: , , |

Shutdowns and quarantines related to the COVID-19 crisis happened so rapidly in our country that many snowbirds who came to Florida over the winter have found themselves unable to return freely to their primary residence. [...]

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Tampa Special Needs Lawyer: Self-Employment Options for Individuals with Disabilities

By |May 7th, 2020|Categories: Special Needs|Tags: , , |

For someone living with a disability, it may be difficult to generate an income that is sufficient enough to allow them to survive on their own. Many people with disabilities are either unemployed or [...]

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