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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 of one hundred sixty acres of contiguous land and improvements there […]; or Read More

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2018 Year in Review – Lehn Law, P.A. is Wrapping up 2018 and Ready for 2019

While you are spending time reading online about 2018 lists, reviews, and top this and that, Lehn Law, P.A. enjoyed a year end luncheon to wrap up our 2018. We hope you had as good of a 2018 as we did. We started out the year at new office locations for both our Port Charlotte Read More

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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 stay at home, with the assistance of at home help, Read More

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Medicaid Programs and You – What you need to know

Your elderly parents are in need of a nursing home. The average cost for a nursing home in Florida is $8,346.00. Unless your parents have insurance which will cover this expense, this is usually a financial burden on the family. There are government programs that can help. Medicaid and VA benefits can help supplement the Read More

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Knock, knock. You’ve been served.

You get a knock on the door. When you answer, it is someone standing there holding a large stack of paper. You are being served with a lawsuit. Now what? First, let’s talk about why you are getting served this lawsuit. Perhaps you are not paying on a debt you owe or haven’t fulfilled a Read More

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How is incapacity determined and who makes the decision?

You’ve seen the signs that your elderly loved one can no longer care for themselves and, after a consultation with an elder law attorney, you decide to file a guardianship. A guardianship is granted only when a Court determines that the person is incapacitated. Though in your mind you’ve decided that is the case, a Read More

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Pet Trusts

Wealthy Pets?   Yes there are cats and dogs out there with more money than you. This summer it was reported in the New York Post, USA Today and other news outlets that a Bronx widow, Ellen Frey-Wouter, left her cats, Tiger and Troy, $300,000.00 of her $3 million estate. The cats were left in Read More

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Guardianship vs Power of Attorney

Guardianship and Powers of Attorney As people age, it is very common for them to have their Estate Planning done by an attorney. Most people make it a priority when aging to make sure they have a Power of Attorney in place. With a Power of Attorney, you trust a family member to manage your Read More

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Guardianship Responsibilities

What are your responsibilities as guardian? Generally the duties of being a guardian are to oversee the welfare and safety of the person under guardianship, and to attend to the financial needs of the individual, using their assets wisely. A guardian has a legal duty, called a “fiduciary duty”, to act in the best interests of the Read More

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Guardianship Responsibilities

What are your responsibilities as guardian? Generally the duties of being a guardian are to oversee the welfare and safety of the person under guardianship, and to attend to the financial needs of the individual, using their assets wisely. A guardian has a legal duty, called a “fiduciary duty”, to act in the best interests of the Read More

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