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Woman in Vegetative State Gives Birth to Baby Boy

A 29 year old woman in a vegetative state gave birth to a son on December 29, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. The woman, who resides in a long-term care facility named Hacienda Healthcare, has been non-verbal and incapable of moving independently since she was 3 years old...

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Sarasota Silver Alert – 83 year old man with dementia

Mr. William Ferris is 83 years old and has dementia. He was last seen Wednesday morning, January 16, 2019. The authorities believe he may be driving a beige Honda Odyssey van with the Florida license plate of DHUZ64. The van does not have GPS nor does Mr. Ferris have...

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Can the Homestead Exemption Apply to a Mobile Home in Probate?

The homestead exemption in Florida can protect a home from creditor claims when it meets certain requirements. Pursuant to the Florida constitution in Article X, Section 4(a), real property can qualify as a homestead “if located outside a municipality, to the extent...

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Can an estate have two personal representatives?

Some individuals may designate two personal representatives instead of one in their will. Their intentions may be to not hurt any feelings by only choosing one. But having two personal representatives, referred to as joint personal representatives or co-personal...

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What is the Medicaid Waiver Program?

What happens when a Senior is in need of assistance but not quite ready for a nursing home? In Florida, Medicaid has a program designed for that situation for eligible seniors. The program is called The Medicaid Waiver Program. This program allows seniors to either...

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What is a Silver Alert?

If you have driven on a Florida highway, you may have seen a sign above the road with the words “SILVER ALERT”. It may be followed with the description of a vehicle, an individual or both. What is this alert informing us of? The United States has instituted a public...

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