A second marriage brings with it many changes. From name changes to beneficiaries, don’t forget to add your Estate Plan and Will to the list of things that need to be updated. Listen to this week’s Focus on Elder Law as Sherri discusses the things to consider with your Estate Planning after remarrying.
We often encounter people using the term ‘nursing home’ to refer to where their elderly relatives live but that many not always be correct. Senior Living options generally fall into 1 of 2 categories, nursing home or assisted living community, which have a few similarities and differences. In general, an Assisted Living Community provides services for […]
What is Homestead Exemption in Florida? In the state of Florida, a $25,000 exemption is applied to the first $50,000 of your property’s assessed value if your property is your permanent residence and you owned the property on January 1 of the tax year. This exemption applies to all real estate taxes, including school district […]
We are in the middle of tax season which mean scammers are on the prowl to take advantage of people that don’t know any better. Scammers are pretending to be government employees and trying to scare you into giving them your personal information and money. They may threaten you or your family and may demand […]
Your Estate Plan contains your will and trust, beneficiary designations, designation of pre-need guardians, nominations of agents under powers of attorney, and distribution of property and gifts. Depending on your needs, the Estate Plan may also contain a strategy to defer or decrease estate or income taxes. Wills A will is the most common element […]
Doing business with a family member can often be as simple as a hand shake over dinner. But should it?? This week Sherri talked about some of the pit falls of doing business with family without consulting your attorney and when you should consider hiring representation to make sure you are protected should someone change […]
If a person dies without a will, that person is said to have died “intestate”. Should the decedent die intestate, the probate assets are usually not turned over to the state of Florida. This situation would occur if the decedent had no “heirs.” If the decedent died intestate, the decedent’s probate assets will be distributed […]
Last week Sherri talked about the new Electronic Wills available in Florida. Listen in to find out her thoughts on this new option.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ann-Marie Willacker, Akin Law P.A. Phone: 386-738-5599 E-mail: [email protected] Akin Law P.A. Hosting Senior Safety and Wellness Fair 2020 to bring together high-quality health, wellness, and other supportive services to enhance the well-being of seniors and their caregivers in our community. Akin Law P.A. will be hosting the Senior Safety […]
Sherri was inspired by her brand new grand-fur-child this week on Focus on Elder Law on WSBB Am 1230. Say hello to Lee! And while you are checking out that adorable little face, listen to Sherri’s Podcast about how you can use your Estate Plan to benefit your grandchildren.