Brandon Estate Planning Lawyer: Will Privacy Laws Really Stop You from Helping Your College Student in an Emergency?
If tomorrow your college student was involved in an unforeseen emergency, do you have the correct legal documents in place which would allow you to communicate with doctors or financial institutions on his or her behalf? For many parents, “estate planning” is not a term which seems to apply to their young, vibrant teen. We tend to envision older couples meeting with their lawyer to create wills and trusts which spell out their wishes after death. Rarely does it dawn on parents that young adults fall into a vulnerable age group which requires legal protection, too.
Attorneys in Florida are well aware of the hassles and headaches that families face when a loved one’s estate goes into probate. The process can drag out, eating up not just time but also resources that would have otherwise gone to beneficiaries. Appointed executors find themselves with burdensome responsibilities which can compound their grief. In order to navigate the process as quickly and smoothly as possible, we recommend you keep the following in mind:
Planning your estate with a Tampa Will and Estate attorney is an important step in protecting your assets, your wishes, and the people who matter to you the most. There are a number of options available, as any estate planning lawyer can tell you. Do you need a will? A trust? Is it possible you don’t need either?
Brandon Trusts and estates lawyers regularly battle the misconception that estate planning is something that only wealthy people need to do. People may hear about “trust funds” and “estate taxes,” and falsely believe these things only apply to the super-rich. Unfortunately, these folks often end up costing their heirs considerable time and money because they didn’t realize that these terms applied to them, too.
Marriage has its financial advantages, particularly when it comes to taxes, but also when it comes to inheriting assets. In most jurisdictions, marriage partners have certain rights such as the ability for property to be transferred to the spouse upon death without having to go through probate.
It’s no secret that caregivers of individuals with special needs have a difficult and demanding job that can result in exhaustion and burn-out. This is why Florida special needs planning attorneys often advise clients to look into their options for respite care and adult day care, since it gives caregivers a chance to relax, refresh, and recharge – meaning they’ll be better able to care for their loved ones.
Healthcare worker interested in health elderly man Elder abuse is a serious problem that occurs in care facilities and inside and outside of the home and is perpetrated by professional caregivers, con artists, and sometimes even family members. Brandon elder law attorneys want people to be aware of the signs of elder abuse and to [...]
As a Special Needs and Estate Planning attorney and as a mother, I work empathetically with parents all the time to make sure their minor children will be protected in case of incapacity or the death of one or both of the parents. At the Law Offices of Laurie Ohall P.A., one of the ways [...]
Important Information for All Seniors and Patients in Florida: Retroactive Approval for Medicaid Will Be Eliminated Effective February 1st!
The state of Florida is changing the rules that dictate when Medicaid benefits must be applied for while eliminating retroactive coverage that was once available for sick or disabled individuals facing healthcare challenges with limited means. Starting February 1, 2018, Florida will no longer allow patients to receive three months of retroactive coverage for Medicaid. [...]
Have Family Heirlooms in Your Possession? Plan to Include Them in Your Will and Trust to Avoid Squabbles When You Are Gone.
The holidays are upon us, and many of us are blessed to have families that gather to celebrate. As you sit with your family this season, think about the traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. Many of these traditions involve material possessions such as your grandmother’s china that you use for [...]