What are the Differences Between Wills and Revocable Living Trusts?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn When you start thinking about estate planning in Florida, the terminology can be a little intimidating: wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, living wills… It can get confusing. There are important differences between these estate planning tools, each accomplishing a different task (or multiple tasks in some cases) within a […]

Understanding Different Types of Trusts

Most people wish to leave the valuable assets they acquired over the course of a lifetime, such as real estate and savings, to the next generation. One of the best ways to achieve this goal is by setting up a trust. A trust is a financial arrangement between three parties. In a typical trust the […]

How to Recertify for Medicaid

Medicaid is a government program that provides millions of Americans with health coverage and other benefits including nursing home care. The recipients of Medicaid include the elderly, disabled and low-income adults, pregnant women and qualifying children. Many of the services provided by Medicaid, such as doctor or hospital visits, nursing home stays and medicine, are […]

How Long Should I Keep These Documents?

In this day and age, it’s not uncommon to become inundated with bank stubs, receipts from purchases and other documents or scraps of paper of varying importance. While we cannot (and should not) hold on to everything, understanding which documents should be kept secure and safe and which documents can be replaced or are unnecessary […]

An Elder Law Attorney Can Help You Apply for Medicaid

Many people put off estate planning and find themselves unable to get help when they need it. When a person loses their mental capacity, planning options are limited. Planning ahead for long term care needs, including Medicaid eligibility, helps ensure your spouse and family will continue to have financial stability if you need long-term care.