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People with dementia often lose their money management skills. Unfortunately, this often means that they become victims of scams or otherwise lose their hard-earned retirement money. If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with early dementia, we recommend you consult with an elder law attorney.

Our Florida attorneys hope to empower you by showing what you need to beware of and how to protect yourself financially from the effects of dementia. You can still accomplish a lot in the early stages of this disease.

One of the biggest issues with a dementia diagnosis is that it shifts the focus of your retirement plans. Instead of being able to retire at an age that would allow you to draw maximum Social Security, you may be forced to quit your job. Other dangers to your financial security include forgetting to pay your bills or falling victim to scams. While it may be difficult to think about, much less plan for, you’ll need to start thinking seriously about how you’re going to protect yourself once you slip further into dementia.

Emotions run high after people pass away, which is why it’s important that you leave behind an ironclad will that can stand up in court. Well-meaning, but dissatisfied, family members can challenge a will if there are any inconsistencies or loopholes. You want your will and testament to be strong enough that it can’t be contested. That way, you can have peace of mind knowing that your assets will be distributed how you see fit. Keep reading to learn how an elder law attorney can help you make an ironclad will.

Don’t Wait to Write Your Will

While Hollywood shows people writing their last will and testament on their deathbed, you’ll want to come to our office a lot sooner than that. A last will should be written while you are in good mental health and in the presence of an attorney. It’s a misconception that only elderly people have a will: in fact, people of all ages should look into putting one in place. If you are elderly, make sure you hire an attorney with experience in elder law. Estate planning attorneys know how to recognize potential loopholes or inconsistencies before they lead to legal issues.

Motorcyclists have little in the way of protection in the event of a motor vehicle collision. This is why it’s important to make sure to take all the precautions you can to avoid motorcycle collisions and serious personal injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a motorcycle, we recommend that you contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible.

Below, you will find some of our tips for how new motorcycle riders can avoid getting in accidents in the first place.

Don’t Engage in Lane Splitting

Although riding your motorcycle without a helmet is dangerous, many motorists prefer the look and feel of helmet-free riding. In the state of Florida, you can opt to ride a motorcycle without a helmet if you meet certain requirements.

If you’re a motorcycle rider, here are the things our motorcycle accident attorneys want you to know about choosing to wear your helmet in the state of Florida.

Why Don’t You Need to Wear a Helmet in Florida?

A parent’s worst fear is getting that phone call in the middle of the night, notifying you that your teenager has been arrested. Unfortunately, there are circumstances in which this is a possibility.

Our defense attorneys will do everything in their power to ensure that your child receives a fair trial and the best possible outcome. Whether your child is tried as a juvenile or an adult, our lawyers can help.

Here are our tips for what to do if your teenager is arrested.

One mistake shouldn’t rule the rest of your life. But that’s exactly what can happen if you’re convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence (OWI). Having an OWI on your record can make it difficult to find employment, housing, or affordable auto insurance. A driver’s license suspension can also last up to 6 months or even several years!

Here’s what you should do if you’re pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving.

Don’t Panic

During or after the divorce process, you may be given court orders. It’s important that you comply with these orders as soon as possible. Otherwise, you could be held in contempt of court.

Whether you have been held in contempt or need help with filing a contempt citation, you can trust our divorce attorneys for sound legal advice.

Here’s what contempt of court means during or after getting a divorce.

Have questions about estate planning? Keep reading to learn how an elder law attorney can help you make a will and other legal documents to protect you and your family. While we understand our clients don’t like to confront their own mortality, it’s important to make your estate plan while you are of sound mind. Many of the documents you’ll create with your estate planning attorney will also protect you in the event you are incapacitated and unable to make decisions for your own finances & health care.

How to Start Estate Planning

Your first step should be to hire an experienced estate attorney. Their knowledge of elder law will help you create legal documents that will stand up in court. For example, an attorney can help you avoid inconsistencies or loopholes that could lead family members to challenge your last will and testament.

If you or a loved one were recently bitten by a dog, you may be eligible for compensation. Our dog bite attorneys can help you receive damages for medical bills, lost wages, emotional trauma, and other injury-related expenses. In Florida, the statute of limitations is 4 years from the day you were bitten. For this reason, it’s important to file your personal injury claim before the deadline. Otherwise the courts will refuse to hear your case, no matter how deserving.

Proving Injury from a Dog Bite

Continue reading to learn how to prove personal injury from a dog bite.

Have you or a loved one been recently convicted of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offense? If so, you’ll want to read this blog post to learn how your life may change in the coming months. A DUI is a serious criminal charge that can affect multiple facets of your life.

A criminal defense attorney will be able to help you receive the best outcome for your case. A DUI conviction doesn’t have to define your life.

The Impact of a DUI

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