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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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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 notification system to inform the Read More

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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 Ward moves to Florida, pursuant to Florida Statute 744.306, the Guardian has Read More

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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 interest of the Ward. A person who has Read More

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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 trust is. A trust is Read More

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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 months before the month of the application if the applicant met eligibility requirements at Read More

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Nursing Home – Myth VS. Reality

Considering whether a loved one may need to be moved to a nursing home may cause much anxiety. Are you making the right decision? We know we cannot take care of them ourselves, but have heard negative things about nursing homes. Everyone has an opinion. So what is real and what is not? Well hopefully Read More

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Elderly Financial Exploitation – What are the warning signs?

A man was arrested on charges of elderly exploitation. Exploitation of who? His own parents. The elderly couple, William and Janet Powers, were in their early 70s when they hired an attorney to prepare a Durable Power of Attorney giving authority to their only living child, Ryan Powers. And shortly thereafter the exploitation began. Only 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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