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Domestic Partner (LGBT) Planning

Advance Estate & Long Term Care Planning for Domestic Partners & Same Sex Couples It is human nature to avoid issues of illness, death and mortality. Yet, procrastination can result in fewer options or less desirable options for resolving those issues. The laws in Florida as well as the United States generally do not provide…

The Business Of Aging Boomers, Seniors Planning Now To Simplify Late-In-Life Legal Issues

Premium content from South Florida Business Journal – by Jeff Zbar Debra Giblin-Davis, worked with attorney Stephanie L. Schneider, left, to make plans that would protect her son, who has multiple sclerosis. Debra and Robin Giblin-Davis were traveling several years ago when they had an epiphany. Both were in their 50s. Sean, the youngest of…

Florida DCA Rules State Law Prohibiting Homosexuals From Adopting Is Unconstitutional

On September 22, 2010 the Third District Court of Appeal in an unprecedented opinion held that Florida Statute 63.042(3) is unconstitutional as the classification does not have a rational relationship to the governmental objective.  That statute states: “No person eligible to adopt under this statute [the Florida Adoption Act] may adopt if that person is a homosexual. …

Special Needs Trusts Can Successfully Protect Child Support Payments For Minor And Adult Children With Disabilities

Imagine this scenario: You successfully obtained a settlement for a couple whose child was severely injured.  You collaborated with an elder law attorney to create a special needs trust to protect the settlement proceeds and preserve the client’s government assistance.  Several years later you get a call from one of the client’s that the couple is divorcing and asking…

Don’t Let Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits be a Well Kept Secret! Learn if Your Clients Qualify for this Government Benefit

Stephanie L. Schneider has been a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney since 1997. Stephanie is accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide clients with guidance and assistance about qualifying for veteran benefits. Stephanie and her team will primarily focus on assisting veterans and their spouses with becoming eligible to obtain benefits under…

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