Naples Florida Legal Blog

Have you talked to mom and dad about estate planning?

Growing up, some conversations between parents and their children prove more difficult than others. For instance, you may have a hard time talking to your mom and dad about their end-of-life plans here in Florida. Money Crashers offers some insight into the most...

What to know about burial arrangements and Medicaid

Adults who have elderly parents in Florida can understand their anxieties if they fear losing eligibility for Medicaid if they keep too much money for burial arrangements. Medicaid allows a recipient to set aside $2,500 for burial expenses that will not be counted as...

What do you need to know about Florida estate tax?

If you have an elderly parent or parents who retired to Florida, you may wonder what you can do to help them with the estate planning process from across state lines. Though there are several ways in which you can assist with the financial planning process, one of the...

How to secure long-term care VA benefit for vets

One of the scariest aspects of long-term care for the elderly in Florida is not just the cost, but the lack of proper planning for it. Many people rely on Medicaid, only to find out too late that it does not cover all the costs associated with care. However, when it...

What happens when someone passes away without a will in Florida?

It is paramount to create essential estate planning documents as early as you can in life. Far too many Floridians delay this process because they think they have plenty of time. Unfortunately, life may not work out the way you plan. Death can strike at any moment,...

How can I choose a good nursing home?

If you have elderly parents living in Southern Florida, you probably have long-term care on your mind. Finding the right nursing home for aging parents is a decision many adult children face, and securing a respectable facility is crucial to ensure your loved ones are...

Planning to avoid estate taxes

The primary purpose of estate planning is ensuring that the people one leaves behind in Florida can benefit from the assets that a decedent worked a lifetime to accumulate. The thought of a good portion of those assets being eaten up by taxes can certainly be...

How can I avoid probate?

Most estate planners in Southern Florida want to do all they can to avoid probate. This is the costly and often time-consuming legal process of proving a will’s validity, as well as ensuring debts are paid and heirs receive their share of the assets. Taking steps to...

How can I avoid battles over my estate?

Fights between heirs is an unfortunately all too common occurrence when it comes to an estate. That’s why estate planners in Florida must take steps to mitigate squabbles, which not only keeps the peace among family members but also helps avoid probate litigation....

How can I protect a loved one from scams?

If you have elderly parents in Florida, you might be involved in their estate planning process. One important facet of creating a solid estate plan is being aware of common scams and frauds, many of which unfortunately target seniors. To help you and your family...