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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

Brandon Wills and Estates Lawyer Discusses 3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Kids in an Emergency

If something were to happen to you and/or your spouse, would the police or medical authorities know that you have minor children at home waiting for you? Picture this: your children are at home and growing more frightened as each hour passes without your return. Their babysitter is scrambling to locate you and figure out [...]

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Guardianship, Wills and Trusts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Brandon Wills and Estates Lawyer Discusses 3 Easy Ways to Protect Your Kids in an Emergency

Tampa Probate Attorney Reveals 8 Important Steps to Take After the Death of a Loved One

One of the most common questions that I’m asked as a Tampa probate lawyer is, “What are the most important steps I need to take after the death of a loved one?”. Every situation is different, but in the days and weeks following the loss of a loved one, there are 8 tasks that [...]

By |May 25th, 2019|Categories: Probate|Tags: , |Comments Off on Tampa Probate Attorney Reveals 8 Important Steps to Take After the Death of a Loved One

Tampa Will and Trust Lawyer Discusses Important Estate Planning Considerations for Married Same-Sex Couples

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States legalized same-sex marriage in the Obergefell v. Hodges decision. Now same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. Unfortunately, estate planning laws are still targeted toward opposite-sex marriages, so that means that LGBTQ couples should still plan their estates carefully. Here are a few [...]

By |May 17th, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tampa Will and Trust Lawyer Discusses Important Estate Planning Considerations for Married Same-Sex Couples

Tampa Special Needs Lawyer: Decision Making for Co-Guardians of Special Needs Adults

Any type of co-parenting relationship can be complicated, especially when the relationship ends in divorce. Divorcing parents of a special needs child, even one that has reached adulthood, may have questions about their rights and obligations as guardians when it comes to making decisions for their adult child. While laws may vary from state to [...]

By |May 11th, 2019|Categories: Guardianship, Special Needs|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tampa Special Needs Lawyer: Decision Making for Co-Guardians of Special Needs Adults

Tampa Special Needs Planning Attorney: Everything You Need to Know About Special Needs Trustee Fees

By Tampa Special Needs Planning Attorney, Laurie Ohall Special Needs Trusts are put in place so an individual with special needs is taken care of in the event their primary caretaker can no longer do so. In order to ensure the trust funds are used properly, a trustee is chosen to be in charge of [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Special Needs, Trusts|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tampa Special Needs Planning Attorney: Everything You Need to Know About Special Needs Trustee Fees

These Federal and Florida State Benefits Can Help Pay for Care Costs if Your Child Has Special Needs

Finding the right resources to help offset healthcare costs for children with special needs can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are a number of government programs that may be available to help pay for services if your son or daughter qualifies as a Child with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN). A CSHCN is typically defined as living with conditions such as attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADD and ADHD), Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, or autism. Here are the three benefits your child may be eligible to receive...

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Medicaid, Special Needs|Tags: , |Comments Off on These Federal and Florida State Benefits Can Help Pay for Care Costs if Your Child Has Special Needs
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