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How to get a will admitted if it is not self proving?

In a previous blog, we discussed the Florida requirement that a will be self proving. A self proving will must, in addition to the will being signed and dated by the testator, the person whose will it is, includes an acknowledgment should be prepared and signed by the...

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Medicare 2019- Premiums and Deductibles

2019 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs. Medicare Part B...

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What is a foreign guardian?

Guardianship is a legal matter that is determined by state law. The guardianship process takes place where the potential ward, or person needing a guardian, resides. The Court gives authority to the guardian over the person and/or property within that state. If the...

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What is an Elder Law Attorney? Here’s a video to help

What is an Elder Law Attorney? The Sarasota Professional Group organization had the opportunity to find out. Attorney Joseph Lehn spoke to the group about how he became an Attorney and what sets him apart as an Elder Law Attorney. He educated the group about important...

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What if the Will is Not Self-Proving?

In a previous blog, we discussed the need for a will to be self-proving. In other words, that the will include an acknowledgment or affidavit by the person whose will it is and two witnesses. But what if the will you need to probate isn’t self-proving? It depends on...

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What is a Florida Self Proving Will?

When a client comes in to our office and brings a will for probate, they have confidence that it can easily be filed and used in the probate. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Just because a will was prepared and signed, doesn’t mean it meets the Florida...

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What is a Court Monitor appointed in a guardianship?

I received a call from a client. She was appointed the guardian of her husband. But a few days later she received an Order Appointing a Court Monitor. She asked, how does this affect my authority? Guardians should realize that the Court’s main objective is the best...

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What do I need to do as a Trustee of a Trust?

When a client retains our office to draft a Trust, a Trustee must be chosen. But the client may want to know before choosing a person, what will a trustee be responsible for. The person appointed as trustee may wonder the same. First, it is important to know what a...

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Medicare Advantage Plans Not So Advantageous

A new study has found that people enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan were more likely to enter a lower-quality nursing home than were people in traditional Medicare. The study raises questions about whether Medicare Advantage plans are influencing beneficiaries'...

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States Looking to Eliminate Retroactive Medicaid Benefits

Arizona and Florida are the latest states to request a waiver from the requirement that states provide three months of retroactive Medicaid coverage to eligible Medicaid recipients. Medicaid law allows a Medicaid applicant to be eligible for benefits for up to three...

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