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Paul E. Riffel Tampa Estate Planning Attorney
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EXPERIENCED TAMPA ELDER LAW ATTORNEY

Practicing for Over 40 Years

Tampa Estate Planning Lawyer

When your family or financial health is on the line, trust Paul Riffel, Attorney at Law, to help you protect your interests and achieve your goals. Attorney Paul Riffel has been practicing law in Florida for over 40 years, focusing in the areas of Tampa estate planning and family law. He has earned a reputation for fair, open, and honest representation, with much of his work coming from client referrals. In 2006, he received the Family Law Inn of Tampa Professionalism award, an honor only given to one member of the Family Law Inn each year.

When preparing for the future or when dealing with life’s unexpected events, the guidance of an experienced Tampa estate planning lawyer can help ensure you make the best decisions for yourself and your family. Because Paul Riffel is a solo practitioner, he personally handles all of his clients’ legal matters, which means every client benefits from his experience and expertise.

Asset Preservation & Protection

The law restricts recipients of Medicaid benefits from distributing their assets as gifts in order to meet the income and asset limits required for qualification. If evidence of such transfers is found, the applicant will be required to wait for five years before re-applying. Purchasing assets that are not counted by Medicaid, such as a home, a car, or personal effects, can be a good alternative to transferring assets without violating the prohibition against gift giving. Another possible method is the conversion of assets to income annuities, which require an individual to pay an initial lump sum in order to receive a future stream of income. Our Tampa asset protection lawyer can help you decide which options are best for you.

Poor planning can have devastating consequences on the financial and physical well-being of elderly family members who are stricken by ill health in their later years. If you live in the Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, or Hillsborough County areas and you want to plan for the future disposition of your property, please contact Paul Riffel at (813) 265-1185 to schedule a consultation. Our Tampa elder law attorneys have years of experience and can help immediately.

Family Law

Attorney Paul Riffel has special training in Tampa collaborative family law. Often, working through issues in a collaborative setting rather than taking a combative approach in court allows families to come out on the other side of divorce still speaking with one another in a civil manner.  That is especially important if the parties have children.

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Contact Our Experienced Tampa Estate Planning Lawyers Today

Poor planning can have devastating consequences on the financial and physical well-being of elderly family members who are stricken by ill health in their later years. If you live in the Tampa, Brandon, Riverview, or Hillsborough County areas and you want to plan for the future disposition of your property, please contact Tampa estate planning lawyer Paul Riffel at (813) 265-1185 to schedule a free consultation. Our Tampa elder law attorneys have years of experience and can help immediately.

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