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When Bad Things Reflect on Good Professionals

I was disheartened to learn that a Florida elder law attorney was arrested and disbarred in December 2015 for financially exploiting vulnerable clients, and for not fulfilling his responsibilities to clients who hired him to preserve their government benefits and protect their lawsuit proceeds. One bad apple (or in Florida we’ll say bad orange) does…

New Florida & Federal Laws Can Benefit You

Florida Designation of Healthcare Surrogate Law You may know that this document allows you to name a trusted person to make your healthcare decisions if you are temporarily or permanently incapacitated and unable to give informed medical consent. It allows your medical decisions to be made privately without court involvement. Now you have the following…

How To Identify Clients And Personal Injury Cases That Require A Guardianship In Order To Bring The Claim, Continue The Claim Or Settle The Claim

If the settlement recipient is a minor ask yourself: Do the settlement net proceeds exceed $15,000.00? Are the minor’s parents deceased or incapacitated? If the answer is ‘yes’ your client needs a guardianship then call Stephanie L. Schneider A ‘minor’ in Florida is a child under 18 years of age. A guardianship of property is required…

2015 Florida Legislative Update

Florida Statutes Chapter 744 which governs guardianship proceedings was amended relating to the settlement of claims for incapacitated adults and minors effective July 1, 2015. Here are the highlights: Confidentiality: The portion of the court file relating to the settlement of a claim is confidential.  A party must establish good cause and only then is the…

“I Do”: Now All Marriages Are Created Equally

On June 25, 2015 (exactly two years after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Windsor and held that part of the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional) the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in Obergefell and ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all states. Now, same-sex married couples are entitled to…

Dentistry and the Senior Patient

by Dr. Alfred G Bove’, DMD You cannot listen to the news without hearing about the latest improvements which make our lives healthier and longer. Technological advances in medicine and pharmacology leave us with the following question…so we are living longer but what changes occur with living longer lives? Dentistry, since its early onset as…

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