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In too many cases, nursing home residents drain all of their assets on long term care. Fortunately, our Medicaid attorneys can help your family plan for nursing home care before it costs you your life savings. Continue reading to get the facts about Medicaid planning and what you should know before you retire or need to be admitted to a nursing home. For more information on how to avoid a Medicaid spend down, schedule a consultation with our elder law attorneys today.

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is a health insurance program funded by the state and federal government for people who have very low income and are elderly, blind, or disabled. It’s important to understand that Medicaid may cover some (not all) of nursing home costs, which is why we recommend hiring our estate planning attorneys to protect your assets.

Not every divorce needs to be settled in court. If you want to avoid public court proceedings, divorce mediation might be right for you. A mediator is a third party that can help you come to an agreement with your ex-partner without resorting to messy court proceedings.

Please contact our law office today with any additional questions. Here are a few reasons our divorce attorneys recommend divorce mediation.

Understanding Divorce Mediation

Family law can refer to divorce, child custody arrangements, adoption, and other issues that affect home life. If you disagree with a lower court’s verdict on your situation, our family law attorneys can help. It’s possible to appeal the lower court’s decision and have it overturned.

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding your family law appeal, please contact our talented legal team today.

NAVIGATING A FAMILY LAW APPEAL

There’s no rulebook for going through a divorce, but many people make more mistakes throughout the process than they have to. When you’re going through a messy situation with your ex-spouse, the last thing you should be doing is navigating it all on your own.

Our divorce law attorneys can help you reach the settlement you deserve while maintaining your sanity. Here are 3 divorce law mistakes that you can avoid by hiring a divorce lawyer.

Avoiding Divorce Mistakes

No one wants to think about divorce as they’re about to get married, which is why prenuptial agreements tend to get left out of the discussion. A prenup, though, isn’t an omen of an ill-fated marriage. When done right, a prenup can set the foundation for a healthy marriage by putting you and your spouse on level ground and giving you both peace of mind. Here’s what our family law attorneys want you to know about prenuptial agreements.

Getting a Prenup

When should I bring up the idea of a prenup?

There’s so much more to estate planning than just writing a will. When it comes to planning your final wishes, you don’t want to leave anything up to chance.

While you might be tempted to write your own estate planning documents, we always recommend that you talk with an estate planning attorney to make sure you’re on the right track. Here’s what an estate lawyer can do for you.

Benefits of an Estate Planning Lawyer

If you die without a will in Florida, your entire estate will be subject to the probate process. This means that no matter what your intentions may have been for dividing up your assets, the courts will determine what your relatives inherit. Even with a will, the probate process can be lengthy and expensive. Because of this, our elder law attorneys recommend trying to avoid the probate process if possible. Here are a few things you can do to avoid probate.

What is Probate?

Probate is a process the courts go through to authenticate a last will and testament and ensure everything is carried out according to the wishes of the deceased. The personal representative you appoint for your estate will go through the process of locating and securing assets. They will also be responsible for making sure debts, bills, and taxes are paid before distributing the remainder of the estate to your beneficiaries.

It can feel morbid to think about what you’d like to happen after you die, but estate planning is a very normal legal process that can make things much easier for your family once you’re gone.

Many families have been torn apart by family inheritance disputes that arise from poor estate planning on the part of their departed loved one. Our elder law attorneys have years of experience with estate planning and can make sure you’re on the right track.

Here are our 5 top tips to help you plan your estate.

If you die without a will, your assets will be divided according to Florida’s inheritance law. A process called probate occurs, in which the court system decides how to distribute your assets for a pricey fee.

To avoid this, the best option is to have our elder law attorneys help you create a will. If you choose not to write a will, here’s what can happen. Please contact us with any additional questions.

Dying Without a Will

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, about 19,000 Americans are injured every year in car accidents caused by unsafe tires. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident involving unsafe tires, request a consultation with one of our car accident lawyers.

We can help you determine what your next steps should be so you can receive the compensation you deserve for car accident injuries.

Continue reading to learn how unsafe tires cause car accidents.

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