I WANT MY CHILDREN TO BE EQUAL

I WANT MY CHILDREN TO BE EQUAL Clients often state when deciding who to name as their Agent under the Durable Power of Attorney that they would like their children to each be able to act.  While that is a nice idea, it is often difficult, if not impossible to determine how your children will…

ABLE Accounts Are Coming July 1.

ABLE Accounts (they are not “Trusts”) are coming to Florida July 1, 2016. ABLE United is Florida’s ABLE program and will start taking participants July 1. ABLE accounts can be very helpful and powerful tools for certain individuals with disabilities. Remember, to use an ABLE account the disability has to have occurred prior to age…

ABLE United

Florida ABLE (to be called ABLE United) is scheduled to launch in June, 2016.  A lot has occurred since we last posted on this subject earlier in the year.  We have Policy adopted by Social Security in the form of a new POM, SI 01130.70.  We have the point person for ABLE in Florida, Will…

Welcome Kimarie

Special Needs Lawyers welcomes Kimarie Bock as our new office manager.  Kimarie is a graduate of the University of South Florida and also attended the University of West Florida in Pensacola and Spring Hill College in Mobile Alabama where she played on both school’s College Women’s Basketball Teams.  Look for Kimarie out at some of…

What Is The Medicaid Look Back?

When an application is made for Long Term Care (LTC) SMMC Medicaid benefits the question is asked whether you have given away, sold, or transferred any assets or property in the last five years. If the answer is yes, you must provide the Department of Children and Families (DCF) with an explanation of all such…