Many courts have commented that Federal Medicaid laws are the most complicated laws that have ever been put into effect by Congress with the exception of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, Florida has many special laws, rules, regulations and interpretations that increase the confusion.
Long term care is paid for in one or a combination of 3 ways:
- Long-term care insurance
- Private Funds
Estate Planning is important regardless of the amount of assets owned. Frequently, good planning is more critical for someone with a nominal amount of assets than for the wealthy.Peace of mind should be the goal when attorneys and clients work together to plan an estate.
Peace of mind comes from:
- Fully understanding your options
- Making informed decisions
- Obtaining legal documents designed to distribute your property according to your wishes with the least possible taxes, expenses and delay
The word probate means to prove. In Florida, probate court is where certain matters pertaining to a deceased person’s estate are proved in a judicial proceeding. Basically, probate is the court’s way of making sure a person’s wishes are honored.
The basic goal is to pass clear title to assets on to the rightful beneficiaries. Assets that are the subject to the process are known as probate assets. These assets pass either subject to a Last Will and Testament or without a Will. Dying with a Will is called Atestate. Dying without a Will is called Intestate.
Elder law attorneys at Hill Law Group are a resource to their clients because they understand their clients’ needs may extend beyond basic legal services. They stay informed and connected to the local networks of professionals who serve the elder population throughout Pinellas County, Florida.
Caregivers are often overwhelmed when faced with helping their disabled, chronically ill, or elderly loved one. They want their loved one to receive the best possible care in the most appropriate setting. Yet, our system of services is so fragmented and confusing that few are able to sort through the myriad of information.
Some elder law attorneys provide services called Life Care Planning. This services is a multi-faceted collaborative team approach that addresses a variety of aspects including:
- Legal services
- Advocacy services
- Elder care coordination services
- Medicare and insurance assistance.
Thank you for all your help. We would have been lost without you.
~ K. & C.
Thank you for your help in creating a “new life” for me. It was a longtime decision but once made- a big load off my mind! New living area is the next project.
~ Blessings, Alice
I want to thank you for our interview a few weeks ago. This week my Elder Law classmates and I presented our attorney interviews, after the conversation I had with you, I felt adequately prepared and able to contribute to the conversation in class. I found that your words about living and working with intention resonated most with me. As a student looking to continue in Elder Law, I feel that I had a valuable discussion with not only an elder law attorney, but also a successful business woman. Thank you!
Thank you all for the wonderful work you are doing for me and so many other blessed people. It’s a pleasure to have you in my life.
Thank you for all your guidance and expertise in the handling of my mother’s legal affairs. Failure was not an option and you certainly went above and beyond to make everything easier for us.
Thanks for all you’re doing for our parents. You are guardian angels of our seniors.
I have been touched by your thoughtful and caring concern during this very difficult time for my family.
Thank you for taking on this confusion and making sense of the chaos. Your legal expertise is truly a gift to us. ~ M.T. (Mark)
Thank you so much for your time and generosity. Your act of kindness is truly appreciated and we will be sure to pay it forward. ~ J.C. (Joan)
We needed to have all of our Ohio estate planning documents reviewed and brought up to date with Florida laws. April Hill was thorough, professional, and helped us resolve ways to be fair and equitable to all of our 4 daughters, sons-in-law, and 10 grandchildren. ~ Anonymous
I went to Hill Law Group to have some legal documents drawn up and was impressed by not only the professional and caring environment of their offices, but the attention to detail and personal attention that we received by the team. I cannot compliment them enough on their handling of my needs and the expertise that they have provided which has helped me in dozens of ways. If you are looking for an elder law, probate, or life care planning specialist – I couldn’t recommend Hill Law Group any higher. They are the one you need to choose! ~ Anonymous
Ms. Hill was exceptionally kind and thorough, and timely. She thought of things that I/we had not considered, and gave viable options and alternatives. She offered solid reasons for her advice, and explained issues in a manner that was easily understood. I freely encourage the use and services of Ms. Hill’s! ~ Joe
My mother has been especially on my mind lately, since she died two years ago Friday, and today it’s two years ago that we had her funeral. Your newsletter reminds me of how appreciative I still am of all the help and support you were to me during the care-giving years. Hope all’s well with you in your business and life.
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