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 We successfully meet any estate planning and elder law needs in the Tampa Bay area including probate and guardianship litigation. We proudly serve West Central Florida including Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, and Hillsborough counties.

Elder Law is a complex area of law combining the different elements of estate planning with health care planning. Estate planning often involves the preparation of legal instruments such as Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives. Upon demise, estate administrations such as Probate or Trust administrations may be necessary to transfer assets from one generation to the next.

Health care planning deals with the challenges confronted by older adults with the primary objective of getting quality care and paying for such care without total and complete financial impoverishment. Within Elder Law, opportunities for asset protection while qualifying for programs of government assistance such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and Veterans Benefits, are thoroughly analyzed.

In addition, incapacity brought on by disease or the natural processes of aging often requires Guardianship which is a major practice area within Elder Law.

Many of the same laws affecting older adults are of special relevance to persons with disabilities, whether they are children, young adults or seniors. Advising families about the intricacies of SSI and Medicaid programs for persons with disabilities is a key area of practice in Elder Law. Families with special needs members are also counseled on appropriate legal documents and processes, such as Special Needs Trusts and Guardian Advocacy, respectively.

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Avoiding Guardianship Fights Over Your Child with Special Needs

If you are a parent of a child with autism, or Down Syndrome, or some other intellectual or developmental disability, no doubt you are concerned about what may happen to your child after you are no longer here. Will your child have a safe place to live? Will your child get the health care she deserves? Who will protect your child from being influenced by bad actors? You want to have peace of mind that...

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What you need to know about the ABLE Account

What is ABLE (Achieving A Better Life Experience)? ABLE arose from a federal law enacted in December 2014 which allows for a tax-favored account to be established for people with disabilities.  A new 529A section within the Internal Revenue Code and regulations were issued in Summer 2015.  The State of Florida enacted its own ABLE program and participation opened officially July 1, 2016.  Florida’s program is known as ABLE United, and it is administered through...

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