Florida Supreme Court Determines That Medicaid Planning by Non-Lawyers Constitutes the Unlicensed Practice of Law
On October 1, 2014, Florida Statute 825.103, entitled “Exploitation of an elderly person or disabled adult” became effective. This statute makes it easier for prosecutors to pursue people who prey on elders and increases penalties for crimes against elders.
Written by Tracy Zanco, Esquire
Pursuant to the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014, new tax-free savings accounts will soon be available for certain people with disabilities. The ABLE Act amends Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and aims to help people with disabilities save money while retaining important government benefits. Accounts may be in place in some states in 2015, but the implementation dates will vary from state to state. The Florida ABLE Program will be implemented on or before July 1, 2016.
Today, December 1, 2014, our phones are temporarily out of service and are being worked on. Please contact our office via email. Feel free to contact Lucy Barrett at Lbarrett@kirsonfuller.com with any questions you may have. We appreciate your patience with this matter.
Above is a detailed copy of a gift card scam currently circulating in an attempt to take advantage of the elderly population. Please inform those you know and love about this malicious fraud.
Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney Patti Fuller will be speaking for the Parkinson’s Support Group on Wednesday, April 9th at the American Legion in Lady Lake. The group meets from 3:00-5:00pm. Attorney Fuller will be discussing topics pertaining to Elder Law such as how to pay for long term care, estate planning documents, Nursing Home Asset Protection, Medicaid and VA Planning. Please contact Renate Steinert at 840-854-3182 for more information on the support group.
Join us for one of our FREE seminars to learn about legal issues facing seniors. Florida Bar Board Certified Attorneys Heather C. Kirson and Patricia T. Fuller from The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller will discuss Estate Planning, Medicare, Medicaid along with VA benefits that can help pay for long term care. Make plans now to attend. -April 15th at 4:00pm at the Marks Street Senior Center (99 E. Marks Street, Orlando, FL 32803). Please call (407) 422-3017 for reservations.
Calling all Caregivers! Don’t miss this unique and informative meeting! Attorney Patti Fuller will be one of the panelists!
There will be a wonderful Wellness Presentation and Fair on April 17th offering informative speakers, health screenings and lunch! The presentation will start at 1030am and we are able to do screenings until 1:30pm.
Board Certified Elder Law Attorney Heather Kirson will be speaking at the Orange County Council for Caregiver series on Elder Law 101. The seminar will take place at the Downtown Library,(101 East Central Blvd., Orlando, FL) on March 20, 2014 from 12:10-12:50pm. Snacks will be provided. This is a free event and is open to the public. Please contact Mimi Reggentin for more information. Mimi Reggentin, AICP Program Manager Orange County Office on Aging Ph – (407) 836-6563 firstname.lastname@example.org