Naples Florida Legal Blog

Moving to Florida to become a paid family caregiver

Constantly traveling to Florida to check in on elderly parents or relatives may eventually take its toll on an individual who lives out of state. While a relocation seems tempting, there are some important issues to consider when moving to the Sunshine State. For...

How important is a healthcare directive for your ailing parents?

As elderly Florida residents plan for their end of life care and create a trust or will, there are some important decisions to make. One of those is if your parent needs a healthcare directive and how it can benefit you and your siblings if there is an accident or...

Should you discuss power of attorney with your parents?

The duties of a caregiver are numerous. When you are responsible for your parents’ wellbeing, your top priority is their health and quality of life, but your responsibilities do not end there. To protect your parents in Florida, you may want to consider talking to...

What is a Medicaid spend-down?

As your parents continue to age, they may face increased health problems that could ultimately make it necessary for them to move into a Florida nursing home. But the sad truth is that nowadays, no one other than an uber-wealthy person can afford to pay the costs of...

Essential points for writing an effective will

Those who are coming to the later years of life in Florida will want to ensure that their loved ones are accounted for after they pass away It is important to make sure that a last will and testament is written in a way that covers all of the bases, and to avoid the...

Estate planning tips for dealing with a health crisis

Elderly Florida residents often experience major health problems that need emergency attention. Because of this, it is essential that adult children of aging parents have immediate access to estate planning documents. A health crisis may prevent an elderly parent from...

How can my parent make a valid will?

Creating a will in Florida is one of the most important things your parent can do. A will allows your parent to make choices regarding property distribution after his or her death. It also allows your parent to name a guardian for minor children and appoint a personal...

What happens to my parents’ assets under Medicaid?

As your parents age, long-term care may become a necessity. While programs such as Medicare offer short-term care for patients, Medicaid is a government program that offers long-term care. Since Florida is an income cap state, patients who want Medicare benefits must...

What happens when your sibling disputes your parent’s will?

A rivalry with your sibling may begin when you are kids but last well into adulthood. Even if you are able to keep things civil with your brother or sister for a while, the conflict can arise again. This is especially true when there is a dramatic change in the...

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...