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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 Read More

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 Read More

What is the difference between dementia and alzheimer's disease?

What is the difference between alzheimer’s disease and dementia? Dementia is a group of symptoms characterized by impairment in at least two or more domains of cognitive function such as Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

How do I choose who will be the guardian for my minor children if I die?

Parents of minor children can be rightfully concerned about who will care for their children if they are not able to do so. It would be expected that if one Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

What is the difference between an Executor and a Personal Representative?

When an individual passes away, much needs to done to settle their affairs, which may include liquidating and distributing assets, paying debts and filing tax returns. The person who is Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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