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Case Note The Demise of the Defense of Marriage Act: Time of Death Still to Be Determined

Published in NAELA Journal By Stephanie L. Schneider, CELA, and Lara Pietrzak On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its written opinion on United States v. Windsor and held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. While the ruling creates entitlement of same-sex married couples to receive federal…

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 INFLUENCE OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY ON MEDICAL, LEGAL AND FINANCIAL DECISION-MAKING

The Influence Of Cultural Diversity On Medical, Legal And Financial Decision-Making

Published in Families of Loved Ones (FOLO magazine) By Stephanie L. Schneider Health care professionals and elder law attorneys provide information to caregivers and people with disabilities regarding long term care planning, options and advance directives. It is important to communicate and understand different cultural beliefs and practices in the medical decision-making process for all parties…

Domestic Partner Planning

Published in Florida Justice Association Journal People tend to avoid dealing with issues of illness, death and mortality. The laws in Florida as well as the United States generally do not provide your clients who may be same sex and heterosexual partners with the same rights as married couples. Therefore, it is even more important…

Lessons to Learn from Terry Schiavo

Published in South Florida Hospital News Many of us in the healthcare industry and legal profession have a variety of reactions and personal opinions on the medical and legal issues Terry Schiavo and her family have encountered. Notwithstanding, I believe there are common lessons we can take from it that if implemented would increase the…

Tips for Providing Value-Added Services To Disabled Plaintiffs and Reducing Professional Liability

[on behalf of the Academy’s Women’s Caucus Section] Published in Florida Justice Association Journal As an elder law attorney I have had the privilege of working with many talented trial lawyers who achieve settlements for permanently disabled individuals. These experiences have taught me that trial lawyers and elder law attorneys can benefit their clients and…

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