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Why Do Trusts Often Fail?

By Paul E. Riffel |

Are you wondering whether you should have a trust? Are you unsure what a trust is? A trust is an estate planning tool that you, the grantor, can place all your assets into. It is highly recommended that you have a Florida estate planning attorney help and advise you in the creation of your… Read More »

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Using Technology to Help Aging Loved Ones Stay at Home Longer

By Paul E. Riffel |

Do you have aging loved ones in your family living independently? Are you concerned about their health, safety and isolation? Have you and your family thought about encouraging your loved ones to use the right technology to reach out to their doctors, family and friends? Everyone should discuss whether certain apps or devices might… Read More »

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Key Tips For Helping An Aging Loved One With Dementia

By Paul E. Riffel |

Has your aging loved one recently found out that he or she has dementia? Is your loved one concerned, anxious or scared about this diagnosis? In fact, these emotions can be even more harmful to your loved one’s mental health. We know that this is a difficult time for you and your loved one…. Read More »

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Little Known Mistakes Families Can Make When Supporting Aging Loved Ones

By Paul E. Riffel |

Do you and your family have aging loved ones you care for? Do you and your family have a plan for the care of your loved ones should your loved ones suddenly fall ill or have an accident? The COVID-19 crisis has forced many families to face how they would respond to a health… Read More »

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The 5 Point Nursing Home Checklist You and Your Loved Ones Need

By Paul E. Riffel |

Are your loved ones having to face the difficult decision about moving into a nursing home in the next year? Have they asked you to help them find a place? How do you choose the right nursing home? What challenges are ahead for you and your loved ones? As you think about where your… Read More »

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5 Mistake Divorced Parents Can Make During the Summer Months

By Paul E. Riffel |

Are you a divorced parent? Do you find the summer scheduling to be incredibly difficult? You are not alone, it is a common struggle when children and planning their schedules are involved. We would like to help you with the potential summer schedule planning struggles by reviewing five mistakes that divorced families make at… Read More »

4 Ways You Can Care for Florida Seniors During National Elder Law Month

4 Ways You Can Care for Florida Seniors During National Elder Law Month

By Paul E. Riffel |

Did you know that May is National Elder Law Month? This month-long celebration focuses on our aging Florida seniors and any help they may need. During the month, in addition to an increased awareness of the needs of our senior population, communities across the nation and adult family members are encouraged to get involved…. Read More »

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Three Ways DIY Estate Planning May Backfire on Your Beneficiaries

By Paul E. Riffel |

Love do-it-yourself projects? Thinking about doing your own estate plan? Is having a DIY estate plan better than not having an estate plan at all? Maybe not. If you decide to write your own estate plan without seeking counsel from a qualified Florida estate planning attorney, you could run into a lot of issues… Read More »

Ways You Can Afford Long-Term Care If Your Loved One Has Parkinson’s Disease

Ways You Can Afford Long-Term Care If Your Loved One Has Parkinson’s Disease

By Paul E. Riffel |

My loved one has just received a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. How will he or she be able to afford long-term care? Are you and your family and friends planning to provide the kind of constant, consistent care that someone with Parkinson’s disease requires? What will happen when that type of care and heavy… Read More »

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Should You Plan for Florida Medicaid as Soon as Possible?

By Paul E. Riffel |

Are you a senior living in Florida? Have you retired or are you planning to retire soon? Have you given any thought to what you will do in the future if you need long-term care? Are you planning to just use Medicare, and the associated supplemental insurances, purchase long-term care insurance, pay for any… Read More »

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