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New Nursing Home Rules Go into Effect

New Obama-era rules designed to give nursing home residents more control of their care are gradually going into effect. The rules give residents more options regarding meals and visitation as well as make changes to discharge and grievance procedures. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid finalized the rules — the first comprehensive update to nursing Read More

Bankruptcy Dos and Don’ts

Considering Bankruptcy? Don’t make a critical mistake before you even get started Obviously, most people considering bankruptcy are facing very tough financial times. Difficult circumstances can drive us to desperate action. Unfortunately, however well-intentioned that action is, sometimes it can backfire. In order to avoid some of the most common (and costly) pre-bankruptcy missteps: DON’T Read More

Warning Signs Of Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

Financial abuse and material exploitation of the elderly may not cause physical injuries or leave scars, but it can have devastating effects and ruin the lives of victims. Financial elder abuse can take many forms. The abuser may steal money or items from the elder’s bank account or home, sell or transfer property against the Read More

Filing a second Bankruptcy

Ooops I did it again…..Need to file another bankruptcy? You’ve had your fresh start, but now, you need another one. Despite your planning, saving and other efforts there are things in life you just can’t control. Maybe you have experienced costly medical issues, are recently divorced which is creating financial havoc in your life, have Read More

Probate and Transferring a Motor Vehicle

HOW TO TRANSFER A MOTOR VEHICLE THAT YOU INHERITED   You have been informed that you inherited a motor vehicle. Now what?   There are some documents you may need to obtain.   Complete Application for Certificate of Title – This application can be obtained online at your local DMV website.   Title of the Read More

Social Media and the Law

Watch that next Tweet Is social media ruining your life?  The answer to this question may very well be yes.  Is Facebook causing jealousy issues in your relationship?  What about that recent job interview?  Maybe you did not receive an offer due to the photos on your Facebook page or the latest tweets from your Read More

ESTATE PLANNING 101

The Five Components of a Good Estate Plan Many people believe that if they have a will, their estate planning is complete, but there is much more to a solid estate plan. A good plan should be designed to avoid probate, save on estate taxes, protect assets if you need to move into a nursing Read More

A Conversation with Mom

Your Mother may have left you a greater legacy that what she may have included in her Will, in return would you care for her and ensure that she is provided for? What if mom could no longer make decisions or care for herself? Do you have a plan in place? Are all of her affairs Read More

How To Choose Nursing Home Loved One

Making the decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home when you can no longer adequately care for them can be a heartbreaking and difficult choice. However, it’s important to make sure that the nursing home you choose has the ability to provide your loved one with proper medical care, hygiene, nutrition, Read More

What Is Debt Settlement?

If you are overwhelmed with debt, you’re in the same boat as hundreds of thousands of Florida residents. Today’s challenging economy and unexpected expenses like hospital bills or surprise car repairs put many families in debt. Debt settlement may be a way for you to have your debt reduced so you can get on the Read More