elder couple smiling with Family First Logo

About Family First Firm

1901 West Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32804

Founded in 2009, the Family First Firm has served hundreds of Central Florida families with their legal needs through all stages of life. We help our clients protect themselves, their families, and their legacy through wills and trusts, advanced directives, Medicaid qualification, Veteran’s benefits, and probate. We pride ourselves on our non-traditional approach which focuses on our clients’ experience – you’ll never feel like “just another client” here. As our client, you will not be an interruption of our work, you become the purpose of our work. Whether rejoicing in the birth of a child, planning for your golden years, or celebrating the life of a loved one, we’re by your side. At the Family First Firm, it’s our privilege to protect you, your family, and your future.

Call 1-833-FL-SENIOR
Visit our website

Your loved one can qualify for Medicaid, even if they’re already in a nursing home!

As the wonders of healthcare advance, and we find ourselves living longer than ever before, the questions begin to shift from “what happens when I die?” to “what happens when I live longer than expected?” Estate plans do not cover long-life and long-term care scenarios.  Making this happen takes specialized knowledge in the area of elder law.

Medicaid will pay for the vast majority of nursing home care.  Don’t let your loved one go broke paying everything to a nursing home!

When it comes to elder law planning in Orlando, our firm understands that no two scenarios are the same. With the Family First Firm as your legal representation, you’ll avoid many elder care issues, including:

  • Avoiding depleting their money on Nursing Homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Navigating the often confusing rules and laws surrounding Medicare and Medicaid
  • Planning and administering estates and trusts
  • Finding trusted care providers in Florida
  • Implications of difficult healthcare decisions

Finding the right elder lawyer in Orlando takes on even greater importance as many of the service providers and institutions you’ll come in contact with (hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities) are under no obligation to advise you of your legal rights.

When it comes to the years between retirement and death, your quality of life – and that of your family – can depend on an attorney with a wealth of knowledge in the area of elder care law. At the Family First Firm, we help families in Orlando plan and make the best decisions based on their current situations and the most current understanding of laws and regulations that affect those in the later years of life.

Estate planning with your Orlando estate lawyer is the smartest thing you can do for yourself and your family.

There is very little the family can do and a short time to do it in if there is a mistake in the will or if you leave them without a will.  Estate planning is not only about creating an appropriate air-tight will, but also about protecting that estate from taxes, you and your spouse from poor elder care, and to maintain independence for as long as possible.

Estate Planning Now So Your Family Won’t Have To Deal With A Mess Later

Decisions should be made while you are younger in regards to the finances of your elder years, including guardianship, medical accounts, business succession, and disbursement of your estate.  Many people think only to the will when they think of estate planning and forget that there may come a time in their lives when they are no longer able to care for themselves or their elder spouse.  Preparing for the future also includes looking at potential disabilities and what those costs could potentially be in the future, as well as, who you trust to administer your estate and provide guardianship in the event that you become unable to make decisions for your own life.

No one likes to think of their own death or mental/physical incapacitation and as a result, humans tend to procrastinate.  As a Florida estate lawyer, I cannot urge you enough to think ahead.  Having a well-thought-out estate plan will prevent your family from having to deal with the cost, trouble, and heartache of the court system and allow you to maintain your personal dignity and independence for as long as possible.  There are ways to spare your family undue burdens, such as revocable trusts, succession plans, and medical accounts for the elderly.

Orlando Estate Planning And Florida Elder Care Planning

As I’ve said, start planning now so that your family won’t have the burden later.  As an Orlando estate lawyer, I routinely help families write wills, create business succession plans, create medical management plans and other details of an estate.  I know the value in putting together a good plan as I’ve done the same for my own family.  We love our families and want them to be taken care of if we are incapacitated or have left this plane of existence.  We don’t want them overburdened with taxes, or debt.  We don’t want them to have to be in charge of our medical care alone or have the guilt of final medical decisions.

Simply put, a guardianship is a court case to give someone the ability to make decisions for the other person.

For example, if someone becomes incapacitated and they do not have a power of attorney or a designated health care surrogate, then a guardianship will need to be put in place in order for any legal, financial, or medical decisions to be made on their behalf. Once a guardianship is approved by the Court, the person that is legally responsible is made the “guardian” and they can now make such decisions for their loved one, or the “ward.”

This may not sound like the worst thing that could happen, but let us be honest with you and tell you that you don’t want to go through a guardianship. They are very expensive and can put a lot of stress on you and your family, especially when you’re needing to make quick – decisions. That’s why we suggest getting your advance directives in place ahead of time to avoid guardianship, which results in a great deal of stress and lots of money.

Florida and Orlando probate attorneys are responsible for assisting a family with the lengthy and complicated process of administering a decedent’s estate.

In Florida, when someone who is a property owner dies, even if he does not live in Florida at the time of his or her death, all laws regarding the transition of that property go into effect, this is called “probate”. In some cases, when an individual has prepared for his or her death by setting aside funds and creating detailed wills, and placing those wills in an accessible location, the probate can be rather straight forward. Most people, unfortunately, do not do this and the probate period can be lengthy and costly for the family of the deceased. It is for this reason I urge everyone to prepare for the worst because we all get there eventually.

The Probate Process

Probate administration begins with submitting the Last Will and Testament if one exists. From that point, a personal representative, or fiduciary, is appointed who will begin the process of organizing and pulling together the decedents’ affairs and property to catalog and inventory. He or she will then pay creditors and any fees owed for the estate attorney or fiduciary, as well as, all court costs. When all of this is concluded the estate can then be transferred legally to those beneficiaries and heirs of the estate.

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

This process has been augmented through legislation to make it as quick and painless as possible, however, there will always be hiccups along the way. Wills can be challenged, documentation can be lost, creditors can be confused—there are so many situations that can occur along the way which is why I always suggest having one’s affairs in order while you are still relatively young.

Many times in elderly couples, a death will leave behind an individual who is unprepared for the rigors of probate. Sometimes that individual will require care that could possibly be withheld during lengthy, contested probate. Without sounding like a lecture, I urge everyone to think ahead to that day when you will no longer be there in your physical body to assist your loved ones. The exploitation of elderly people is quite common. There are countless individuals out there who will seek to assert an undue influence upon those that grieve or even those elderly still living who are unable to understand their affairs.

If you listen to the news, you probably think social security disability is easy to get. Sadly, it’s really not that easy! The Social Security Administration does offer an online application for disability benefits, but it is rare for a “homemade” application to be approved, simply because there are specific details and verbiage needed for the application. Additionally, various medical records, bills, and legal documents must be sent with it. If you suffer from chronic pain, cancer, mental disorders, pulmonary disorders, orthopedic injuries, arthritis, diabetes, and more, you may be eligible.

There are two forms of disability available, Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is based upon your work history and your payment is based upon how much you’ve paid into the system through payroll taxes. SSI is a flat rate for all people and is based on your financial need – if you have “too much” money, you won’t qualify. We can help you get around these restrictions and qualify for the
the assistance you deserve.

Having a child or other loved one with special needs in your care means you have many additional considerations when it comes to decisions you make as you plan for their future and yours. While some of the decisions you make may seem easy and insignificant, it’s important to know the legal implications that your actions and decisions have now – as well as into the future.

With this in mind, it’s imperative that you have adequate special needs legal guidance and representation – someone who is well-versed in special needs law and the intricacies that are often involved at the state and federal levels.

As parts of my Orlando special needs law services, I work with clients on an ongoing basis to give them legal guidance on issues that include:

  • Identifying and securing legal guardianship
  • Planning for future care needs
  • Securing necessary and available government benefits
  • Estate planning and establishing special needs trusts
  • Coordinating retirement and life insurance beneficiary designations
  • Naming future trustees of a special needs trust

As with most aspects of caring for an individual, special needs law planning requires a wide range of documentation and forms – many of which require a special needs lawyer with advanced knowledge of state and federal law to ensure they properly executed.

By working with Orlando’s special needs law clients on a long-term basis, I’m able to learn their specific requirements and work within the confines of special needs law to find solutions that make the best legal sense.

If you have a child or other family member with special needs, don’t take chances with their future. Ensure they have the proper representation today and give them the best possible outcome.

We Can Help

Ensuring legal protection for you and your loved ones can be a challenging task, but we’re up to it! We are a part of these prestigious national and local organizations that promote the highest standards of legal care and service in the market for elder law. Get in touch with us today and get started!

elder couple smiling with Family First Logo

About Family First Firm

1901 West Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32804

Founded in 2009, the Family First Firm has served hundreds of Central Florida families with their legal needs through all stages of life. We help our clients protect themselves, their families, and their legacy through wills and trusts, advanced directives, Medicaid qualification, Veteran’s benefits, and probate. We pride ourselves on our non-traditional approach which focuses on our clients’ experience – you’ll never feel like “just another client” here. As our client, you will not be an interruption of our work, you become the purpose of our work. Whether rejoicing in the birth of a child, planning for your golden years, or celebrating the life of a loved one, we’re by your side. At the Family First Firm, it’s our privilege to protect you, your family, and your future.

Call 1-833-FL-SENIOR
Visit our website

Your loved one can qualify for Medicaid, even if they’re already in a nursing home!

As the wonders of healthcare advance, and we find ourselves living longer than ever before, the questions begin to shift from “what happens when I die?” to “what happens when I live longer than expected?” Estate plans do not cover long-life and long-term care scenarios.  Making this happen takes specialized knowledge in the area of elder law.

Medicaid will pay for the vast majority of nursing home care.  Don’t let your loved one go broke paying everything to a nursing home!

When it comes to elder law planning in Orlando, our firm understands that no two scenarios are the same. With the Family First Firm as your legal representation, you’ll avoid many elder care issues, including:

  • Avoiding depleting their money on Nursing Homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Navigating the often confusing rules and laws surrounding Medicare and Medicaid
  • Planning and administering estates and trusts
  • Finding trusted care providers in Florida
  • Implications of difficult healthcare decisions

Finding the right elder lawyer in Orlando takes on even greater importance as many of the service providers and institutions you’ll come in contact with (hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities) are under no obligation to advise you of your legal rights.

When it comes to the years between retirement and death, your quality of life – and that of your family – can depend on an attorney with a wealth of knowledge in the area of elder care law. At the Family First Firm, we help families in Orlando plan and make the best decisions based on their current situations and the most current understanding of laws and regulations that affect those in the later years of life.

Estate planning with your Orlando estate lawyer is the smartest thing you can do for yourself and your family.

There is very little the family can do and a short time to do it in if there is a mistake in the will or if you leave them without a will.  Estate planning is not only about creating an appropriate air-tight will, but also about protecting that estate from taxes, you and your spouse from poor elder care, and to maintain independence for as long as possible.

Estate Planning Now So Your Family Won’t Have To Deal With A Mess Later

Decisions should be made while you are younger in regards to the finances of your elder years, including guardianship, medical accounts, business succession, and disbursement of your estate.  Many people think only to the will when they think of estate planning and forget that there may come a time in their lives when they are no longer able to care for themselves or their elder spouse.  Preparing for the future also includes looking at potential disabilities and what those costs could potentially be in the future, as well as, who you trust to administer your estate and provide guardianship in the event that you become unable to make decisions for your own life.

No one likes to think of their own death or mental/physical incapacitation and as a result, humans tend to procrastinate.  As a Florida estate lawyer, I cannot urge you enough to think ahead.  Having a well-thought-out estate plan will prevent your family from having to deal with the cost, trouble, and heartache of the court system and allow you to maintain your personal dignity and independence for as long as possible.  There are ways to spare your family undue burdens, such as revocable trusts, succession plans, and medical accounts for the elderly.

Orlando Estate Planning And Florida Elder Care Planning

As I’ve said, start planning now so that your family won’t have the burden later.  As an Orlando estate lawyer, I routinely help families write wills, create business succession plans, create medical management plans and other details of an estate.  I know the value in putting together a good plan as I’ve done the same for my own family.  We love our families and want them to be taken care of if we are incapacitated or have left this plane of existence.  We don’t want them overburdened with taxes, or debt.  We don’t want them to have to be in charge of our medical care alone or have the guilt of final medical decisions.

Simply put, a guardianship is a court case to give someone the ability to make decisions for the other person.

For example, if someone becomes incapacitated and they do not have a power of attorney or a designated health care surrogate, then a guardianship will need to be put in place in order for any legal, financial, or medical decisions to be made on their behalf. Once a guardianship is approved by the Court, the person that is legally responsible is made the “guardian” and they can now make such decisions for their loved one, or the “ward.”

This may not sound like the worst thing that could happen, but let us be honest with you and tell you that you don’t want to go through a guardianship. They are very expensive and can put a lot of stress on you and your family, especially when you’re needing to make quick – decisions. That’s why we suggest getting your advance directives in place ahead of time to avoid guardianship, which results in a great deal of stress and lots of money.

Florida and Orlando probate attorneys are responsible for assisting a family with the lengthy and complicated process of administering a decedent’s estate.

In Florida, when someone who is a property owner dies, even if he does not live in Florida at the time of his or her death, all laws regarding the transition of that property go into effect, this is called “probate”. In some cases, when an individual has prepared for his or her death by setting aside funds and creating detailed wills, and placing those wills in an accessible location, the probate can be rather straight forward. Most people, unfortunately, do not do this and the probate period can be lengthy and costly for the family of the deceased. It is for this reason I urge everyone to prepare for the worst because we all get there eventually.

The Probate Process

Probate administration begins with submitting the Last Will and Testament if one exists. From that point, a personal representative, or fiduciary, is appointed who will begin the process of organizing and pulling together the decedents’ affairs and property to catalog and inventory. He or she will then pay creditors and any fees owed for the estate attorney or fiduciary, as well as, all court costs. When all of this is concluded the estate can then be transferred legally to those beneficiaries and heirs of the estate.

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

This process has been augmented through legislation to make it as quick and painless as possible, however, there will always be hiccups along the way. Wills can be challenged, documentation can be lost, creditors can be confused—there are so many situations that can occur along the way which is why I always suggest having one’s affairs in order while you are still relatively young.

Many times in elderly couples, a death will leave behind an individual who is unprepared for the rigors of probate. Sometimes that individual will require care that could possibly be withheld during lengthy, contested probate. Without sounding like a lecture, I urge everyone to think ahead to that day when you will no longer be there in your physical body to assist your loved ones. The exploitation of elderly people is quite common. There are countless individuals out there who will seek to assert an undue influence upon those that grieve or even those elderly still living who are unable to understand their affairs.

If you listen to the news, you probably think social security disability is easy to get. Sadly, it’s really not that easy! The Social Security Administration does offer an online application for disability benefits, but it is rare for a “homemade” application to be approved, simply because there are specific details and verbiage needed for the application. Additionally, various medical records, bills, and legal documents must be sent with it. If you suffer from chronic pain, cancer, mental disorders, pulmonary disorders, orthopedic injuries, arthritis, diabetes, and more, you may be eligible.

There are two forms of disability available, Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is based upon your work history and your payment is based upon how much you’ve paid into the system through payroll taxes. SSI is a flat rate for all people and is based on your financial need – if you have “too much” money, you won’t qualify. We can help you get around these restrictions and qualify for the
the assistance you deserve.

Having a child or other loved one with special needs in your care means you have many additional considerations when it comes to decisions you make as you plan for their future and yours. While some of the decisions you make may seem easy and insignificant, it’s important to know the legal implications that your actions and decisions have now – as well as into the future.

With this in mind, it’s imperative that you have adequate special needs legal guidance and representation – someone who is well-versed in special needs law and the intricacies that are often involved at the state and federal levels.

As parts of my Orlando special needs law services, I work with clients on an ongoing basis to give them legal guidance on issues that include:

  • Identifying and securing legal guardianship
  • Planning for future care needs
  • Securing necessary and available government benefits
  • Estate planning and establishing special needs trusts
  • Coordinating retirement and life insurance beneficiary designations
  • Naming future trustees of a special needs trust

As with most aspects of caring for an individual, special needs law planning requires a wide range of documentation and forms – many of which require a special needs lawyer with advanced knowledge of state and federal law to ensure they properly executed.

By working with Orlando’s special needs law clients on a long-term basis, I’m able to learn their specific requirements and work within the confines of special needs law to find solutions that make the best legal sense.

If you have a child or other family member with special needs, don’t take chances with their future. Ensure they have the proper representation today and give them the best possible outcome.

We Can Help

Ensuring legal protection for you and your loved ones can be a challenging task, but we’re up to it! We are a part of these prestigious national and local organizations that promote the highest standards of legal care and service in the market for elder law. Get in touch with us today and get started!

elder couple smiling with Family First Logo

About Family First Firm

1901 West Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32804

Founded in 2009, the Family First Firm has served hundreds of Central Florida families with their legal needs through all stages of life. We help our clients protect themselves, their families, and their legacy through wills and trusts, advanced directives, Medicaid qualification, Veteran’s benefits, and probate. We pride ourselves on our non-traditional approach which focuses on our clients’ experience – you’ll never feel like “just another client” here. As our client, you will not be an interruption of our work, you become the purpose of our work. Whether rejoicing in the birth of a child, planning for your golden years, or celebrating the life of a loved one, we’re by your side. At the Family First Firm, it’s our privilege to protect you, your family, and your future.

Call 1-833-FL-SENIOR
Visit our website

Your loved one can qualify for Medicaid, even if they’re already in a nursing home!

As the wonders of healthcare advance, and we find ourselves living longer than ever before, the questions begin to shift from “what happens when I die?” to “what happens when I live longer than expected?” Estate plans do not cover long-life and long-term care scenarios.  Making this happen takes specialized knowledge in the area of elder law.

Medicaid will pay for the vast majority of nursing home care.  Don’t let your loved one go broke paying everything to a nursing home!

When it comes to elder law planning in Orlando, our firm understands that no two scenarios are the same. With the Family First Firm as your legal representation, you’ll avoid many elder care issues, including:

  • Avoiding depleting their money on Nursing Homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Navigating the often confusing rules and laws surrounding Medicare and Medicaid
  • Planning and administering estates and trusts
  • Finding trusted care providers in Florida
  • Implications of difficult healthcare decisions

Finding the right elder lawyer in Orlando takes on even greater importance as many of the service providers and institutions you’ll come in contact with (hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities) are under no obligation to advise you of your legal rights.

When it comes to the years between retirement and death, your quality of life – and that of your family – can depend on an attorney with a wealth of knowledge in the area of elder care law. At the Family First Firm, we help families in Orlando plan and make the best decisions based on their current situations and the most current understanding of laws and regulations that affect those in the later years of life.

Estate planning with your Orlando estate lawyer is the smartest thing you can do for yourself and your family.

There is very little the family can do and a short time to do it in if there is a mistake in the will or if you leave them without a will.  Estate planning is not only about creating an appropriate air-tight will, but also about protecting that estate from taxes, you and your spouse from poor elder care, and to maintain independence for as long as possible.

Estate Planning Now So Your Family Won’t Have To Deal With A Mess Later

Decisions should be made while you are younger in regards to the finances of your elder years, including guardianship, medical accounts, business succession, and disbursement of your estate.  Many people think only to the will when they think of estate planning and forget that there may come a time in their lives when they are no longer able to care for themselves or their elder spouse.  Preparing for the future also includes looking at potential disabilities and what those costs could potentially be in the future, as well as, who you trust to administer your estate and provide guardianship in the event that you become unable to make decisions for your own life.

No one likes to think of their own death or mental/physical incapacitation and as a result, humans tend to procrastinate.  As a Florida estate lawyer, I cannot urge you enough to think ahead.  Having a well-thought-out estate plan will prevent your family from having to deal with the cost, trouble, and heartache of the court system and allow you to maintain your personal dignity and independence for as long as possible.  There are ways to spare your family undue burdens, such as revocable trusts, succession plans, and medical accounts for the elderly.

Orlando Estate Planning And Florida Elder Care Planning

As I’ve said, start planning now so that your family won’t have the burden later.  As an Orlando estate lawyer, I routinely help families write wills, create business succession plans, create medical management plans and other details of an estate.  I know the value in putting together a good plan as I’ve done the same for my own family.  We love our families and want them to be taken care of if we are incapacitated or have left this plane of existence.  We don’t want them overburdened with taxes, or debt.  We don’t want them to have to be in charge of our medical care alone or have the guilt of final medical decisions.

Simply put, a guardianship is a court case to give someone the ability to make decisions for the other person.

For example, if someone becomes incapacitated and they do not have a power of attorney or a designated health care surrogate, then a guardianship will need to be put in place in order for any legal, financial, or medical decisions to be made on their behalf. Once a guardianship is approved by the Court, the person that is legally responsible is made the “guardian” and they can now make such decisions for their loved one, or the “ward.”

This may not sound like the worst thing that could happen, but let us be honest with you and tell you that you don’t want to go through a guardianship. They are very expensive and can put a lot of stress on you and your family, especially when you’re needing to make quick – decisions. That’s why we suggest getting your advance directives in place ahead of time to avoid guardianship, which results in a great deal of stress and lots of money.

Florida and Orlando probate attorneys are responsible for assisting a family with the lengthy and complicated process of administering a decedent’s estate.

In Florida, when someone who is a property owner dies, even if he does not live in Florida at the time of his or her death, all laws regarding the transition of that property go into effect, this is called “probate”. In some cases, when an individual has prepared for his or her death by setting aside funds and creating detailed wills, and placing those wills in an accessible location, the probate can be rather straight forward. Most people, unfortunately, do not do this and the probate period can be lengthy and costly for the family of the deceased. It is for this reason I urge everyone to prepare for the worst because we all get there eventually.

The Probate Process

Probate administration begins with submitting the Last Will and Testament if one exists. From that point, a personal representative, or fiduciary, is appointed who will begin the process of organizing and pulling together the decedents’ affairs and property to catalog and inventory. He or she will then pay creditors and any fees owed for the estate attorney or fiduciary, as well as, all court costs. When all of this is concluded the estate can then be transferred legally to those beneficiaries and heirs of the estate.

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

This process has been augmented through legislation to make it as quick and painless as possible, however, there will always be hiccups along the way. Wills can be challenged, documentation can be lost, creditors can be confused—there are so many situations that can occur along the way which is why I always suggest having one’s affairs in order while you are still relatively young.

Many times in elderly couples, a death will leave behind an individual who is unprepared for the rigors of probate. Sometimes that individual will require care that could possibly be withheld during lengthy, contested probate. Without sounding like a lecture, I urge everyone to think ahead to that day when you will no longer be there in your physical body to assist your loved ones. The exploitation of elderly people is quite common. There are countless individuals out there who will seek to assert an undue influence upon those that grieve or even those elderly still living who are unable to understand their affairs.

If you listen to the news, you probably think social security disability is easy to get. Sadly, it’s really not that easy! The Social Security Administration does offer an online application for disability benefits, but it is rare for a “homemade” application to be approved, simply because there are specific details and verbiage needed for the application. Additionally, various medical records, bills, and legal documents must be sent with it. If you suffer from chronic pain, cancer, mental disorders, pulmonary disorders, orthopedic injuries, arthritis, diabetes, and more, you may be eligible.

There are two forms of disability available, Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is based upon your work history and your payment is based upon how much you’ve paid into the system through payroll taxes. SSI is a flat rate for all people and is based on your financial need – if you have “too much” money, you won’t qualify. We can help you get around these restrictions and qualify for the
the assistance you deserve.

Having a child or other loved one with special needs in your care means you have many additional considerations when it comes to decisions you make as you plan for their future and yours. While some of the decisions you make may seem easy and insignificant, it’s important to know the legal implications that your actions and decisions have now – as well as into the future.

With this in mind, it’s imperative that you have adequate special needs legal guidance and representation – someone who is well-versed in special needs law and the intricacies that are often involved at the state and federal levels.

As parts of my Orlando special needs law services, I work with clients on an ongoing basis to give them legal guidance on issues that include:

  • Identifying and securing legal guardianship
  • Planning for future care needs
  • Securing necessary and available government benefits
  • Estate planning and establishing special needs trusts
  • Coordinating retirement and life insurance beneficiary designations
  • Naming future trustees of a special needs trust

As with most aspects of caring for an individual, special needs law planning requires a wide range of documentation and forms – many of which require a special needs lawyer with advanced knowledge of state and federal law to ensure they properly executed.

By working with Orlando’s special needs law clients on a long-term basis, I’m able to learn their specific requirements and work within the confines of special needs law to find solutions that make the best legal sense.

If you have a child or other family member with special needs, don’t take chances with their future. Ensure they have the proper representation today and give them the best possible outcome.

We Can Help

Ensuring legal protection for you and your loved ones can be a challenging task, but we’re up to it! We are a part of these prestigious national and local organizations that promote the highest standards of legal care and service in the market for elder law. Get in touch with us today and get started!

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elder couple smiling with Family First Logo

About Family First Firm

1901 West Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32804

Founded in 2009, the Family First Firm has served hundreds of Central Florida families with their legal needs through all stages of life. We help our clients protect themselves, their families, and their legacy through wills and trusts, advanced directives, Medicaid qualification, Veteran’s benefits, and probate. We pride ourselves on our non-traditional approach which focuses on our clients’ experience – you’ll never feel like “just another client” here. As our client, you will not be an interruption of our work, you become the purpose of our work. Whether rejoicing in the birth of a child, planning for your golden years, or celebrating the life of a loved one, we’re by your side. At the Family First Firm, it’s our privilege to protect you, your family, and your future.

Call 1-833-FL-SENIOR
Visit our website

Your loved one can qualify for Medicaid, even if they’re already in a nursing home!

As the wonders of healthcare advance, and we find ourselves living longer than ever before, the questions begin to shift from “what happens when I die?” to “what happens when I live longer than expected?” Estate plans do not cover long-life and long-term care scenarios.  Making this happen takes specialized knowledge in the area of elder law.

Medicaid will pay for the vast majority of nursing home care.  Don’t let your loved one go broke paying everything to a nursing home!

When it comes to elder law planning in Orlando, our firm understands that no two scenarios are the same. With the Family First Firm as your legal representation, you’ll avoid many elder care issues, including:

  • Avoiding depleting their money on Nursing Homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Navigating the often confusing rules and laws surrounding Medicare and Medicaid
  • Planning and administering estates and trusts
  • Finding trusted care providers in Florida
  • Implications of difficult healthcare decisions

Finding the right elder lawyer in Orlando takes on even greater importance as many of the service providers and institutions you’ll come in contact with (hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities) are under no obligation to advise you of your legal rights.

When it comes to the years between retirement and death, your quality of life – and that of your family – can depend on an attorney with a wealth of knowledge in the area of elder care law. At the Family First Firm, we help families in Orlando plan and make the best decisions based on their current situations and the most current understanding of laws and regulations that affect those in the later years of life.

Estate planning with your Orlando estate lawyer is the smartest thing you can do for yourself and your family.

There is very little the family can do and a short time to do it in if there is a mistake in the will or if you leave them without a will.  Estate planning is not only about creating an appropriate air-tight will, but also about protecting that estate from taxes, you and your spouse from poor elder care, and to maintain independence for as long as possible.

Estate Planning Now So Your Family Won’t Have To Deal With A Mess Later

Decisions should be made while you are younger in regards to the finances of your elder years, including guardianship, medical accounts, business succession, and disbursement of your estate.  Many people think only to the will when they think of estate planning and forget that there may come a time in their lives when they are no longer able to care for themselves or their elder spouse.  Preparing for the future also includes looking at potential disabilities and what those costs could potentially be in the future, as well as, who you trust to administer your estate and provide guardianship in the event that you become unable to make decisions for your own life.

No one likes to think of their own death or mental/physical incapacitation and as a result, humans tend to procrastinate.  As a Florida estate lawyer, I cannot urge you enough to think ahead.  Having a well-thought-out estate plan will prevent your family from having to deal with the cost, trouble, and heartache of the court system and allow you to maintain your personal dignity and independence for as long as possible.  There are ways to spare your family undue burdens, such as revocable trusts, succession plans, and medical accounts for the elderly.

Orlando Estate Planning And Florida Elder Care Planning

As I’ve said, start planning now so that your family won’t have the burden later.  As an Orlando estate lawyer, I routinely help families write wills, create business succession plans, create medical management plans and other details of an estate.  I know the value in putting together a good plan as I’ve done the same for my own family.  We love our families and want them to be taken care of if we are incapacitated or have left this plane of existence.  We don’t want them overburdened with taxes, or debt.  We don’t want them to have to be in charge of our medical care alone or have the guilt of final medical decisions.

Simply put, a guardianship is a court case to give someone the ability to make decisions for the other person.

For example, if someone becomes incapacitated and they do not have a power of attorney or a designated health care surrogate, then a guardianship will need to be put in place in order for any legal, financial, or medical decisions to be made on their behalf. Once a guardianship is approved by the Court, the person that is legally responsible is made the “guardian” and they can now make such decisions for their loved one, or the “ward.”

This may not sound like the worst thing that could happen, but let us be honest with you and tell you that you don’t want to go through a guardianship. They are very expensive and can put a lot of stress on you and your family, especially when you’re needing to make quick – decisions. That’s why we suggest getting your advance directives in place ahead of time to avoid guardianship, which results in a great deal of stress and lots of money.

Florida and Orlando probate attorneys are responsible for assisting a family with the lengthy and complicated process of administering a decedent’s estate.

In Florida, when someone who is a property owner dies, even if he does not live in Florida at the time of his or her death, all laws regarding the transition of that property go into effect, this is called “probate”. In some cases, when an individual has prepared for his or her death by setting aside funds and creating detailed wills, and placing those wills in an accessible location, the probate can be rather straight forward. Most people, unfortunately, do not do this and the probate period can be lengthy and costly for the family of the deceased. It is for this reason I urge everyone to prepare for the worst because we all get there eventually.

The Probate Process

Probate administration begins with submitting the Last Will and Testament if one exists. From that point, a personal representative, or fiduciary, is appointed who will begin the process of organizing and pulling together the decedents’ affairs and property to catalog and inventory. He or she will then pay creditors and any fees owed for the estate attorney or fiduciary, as well as, all court costs. When all of this is concluded the estate can then be transferred legally to those beneficiaries and heirs of the estate.

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

This process has been augmented through legislation to make it as quick and painless as possible, however, there will always be hiccups along the way. Wills can be challenged, documentation can be lost, creditors can be confused—there are so many situations that can occur along the way which is why I always suggest having one’s affairs in order while you are still relatively young.

Many times in elderly couples, a death will leave behind an individual who is unprepared for the rigors of probate. Sometimes that individual will require care that could possibly be withheld during lengthy, contested probate. Without sounding like a lecture, I urge everyone to think ahead to that day when you will no longer be there in your physical body to assist your loved ones. The exploitation of elderly people is quite common. There are countless individuals out there who will seek to assert an undue influence upon those that grieve or even those elderly still living who are unable to understand their affairs.

If you listen to the news, you probably think social security disability is easy to get. Sadly, it’s really not that easy! The Social Security Administration does offer an online application for disability benefits, but it is rare for a “homemade” application to be approved, simply because there are specific details and verbiage needed for the application. Additionally, various medical records, bills, and legal documents must be sent with it. If you suffer from chronic pain, cancer, mental disorders, pulmonary disorders, orthopedic injuries, arthritis, diabetes, and more, you may be eligible.

There are two forms of disability available, Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is based upon your work history and your payment is based upon how much you’ve paid into the system through payroll taxes. SSI is a flat rate for all people and is based on your financial need – if you have “too much” money, you won’t qualify. We can help you get around these restrictions and qualify for the
the assistance you deserve.

Having a child or other loved one with special needs in your care means you have many additional considerations when it comes to decisions you make as you plan for their future and yours. While some of the decisions you make may seem easy and insignificant, it’s important to know the legal implications that your actions and decisions have now – as well as into the future.

With this in mind, it’s imperative that you have adequate special needs legal guidance and representation – someone who is well-versed in special needs law and the intricacies that are often involved at the state and federal levels.

As parts of my Orlando special needs law services, I work with clients on an ongoing basis to give them legal guidance on issues that include:

  • Identifying and securing legal guardianship
  • Planning for future care needs
  • Securing necessary and available government benefits
  • Estate planning and establishing special needs trusts
  • Coordinating retirement and life insurance beneficiary designations
  • Naming future trustees of a special needs trust

As with most aspects of caring for an individual, special needs law planning requires a wide range of documentation and forms – many of which require a special needs lawyer with advanced knowledge of state and federal law to ensure they properly executed.

By working with Orlando’s special needs law clients on a long-term basis, I’m able to learn their specific requirements and work within the confines of special needs law to find solutions that make the best legal sense.

If you have a child or other family member with special needs, don’t take chances with their future. Ensure they have the proper representation today and give them the best possible outcome.

We Can Help

Ensuring legal protection for you and your loved ones can be a challenging task, but we’re up to it! We are a part of these prestigious national and local organizations that promote the highest standards of legal care and service in the market for elder law. Get in touch with us today and get started!

elder couple smiling with Family First Logo

About Family First Firm

1901 West Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32804

Founded in 2009, the Family First Firm has served hundreds of Central Florida families with their legal needs through all stages of life. We help our clients protect themselves, their families, and their legacy through wills and trusts, advanced directives, Medicaid qualification, Veteran’s benefits, and probate. We pride ourselves on our non-traditional approach which focuses on our clients’ experience – you’ll never feel like “just another client” here. As our client, you will not be an interruption of our work, you become the purpose of our work. Whether rejoicing in the birth of a child, planning for your golden years, or celebrating the life of a loved one, we’re by your side. At the Family First Firm, it’s our privilege to protect you, your family, and your future.

Call 1-833-FL-SENIOR
Visit our website

Your loved one can qualify for Medicaid, even if they’re already in a nursing home!

As the wonders of healthcare advance, and we find ourselves living longer than ever before, the questions begin to shift from “what happens when I die?” to “what happens when I live longer than expected?” Estate plans do not cover long-life and long-term care scenarios.  Making this happen takes specialized knowledge in the area of elder law.

Medicaid will pay for the vast majority of nursing home care.  Don’t let your loved one go broke paying everything to a nursing home!

When it comes to elder law planning in Orlando, our firm understands that no two scenarios are the same. With the Family First Firm as your legal representation, you’ll avoid many elder care issues, including:

  • Avoiding depleting their money on Nursing Homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Navigating the often confusing rules and laws surrounding Medicare and Medicaid
  • Planning and administering estates and trusts
  • Finding trusted care providers in Florida
  • Implications of difficult healthcare decisions

Finding the right elder lawyer in Orlando takes on even greater importance as many of the service providers and institutions you’ll come in contact with (hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities) are under no obligation to advise you of your legal rights.

When it comes to the years between retirement and death, your quality of life – and that of your family – can depend on an attorney with a wealth of knowledge in the area of elder care law. At the Family First Firm, we help families in Orlando plan and make the best decisions based on their current situations and the most current understanding of laws and regulations that affect those in the later years of life.

Estate planning with your Orlando estate lawyer is the smartest thing you can do for yourself and your family.

There is very little the family can do and a short time to do it in if there is a mistake in the will or if you leave them without a will.  Estate planning is not only about creating an appropriate air-tight will, but also about protecting that estate from taxes, you and your spouse from poor elder care, and to maintain independence for as long as possible.

Estate Planning Now So Your Family Won’t Have To Deal With A Mess Later

Decisions should be made while you are younger in regards to the finances of your elder years, including guardianship, medical accounts, business succession, and disbursement of your estate.  Many people think only to the will when they think of estate planning and forget that there may come a time in their lives when they are no longer able to care for themselves or their elder spouse.  Preparing for the future also includes looking at potential disabilities and what those costs could potentially be in the future, as well as, who you trust to administer your estate and provide guardianship in the event that you become unable to make decisions for your own life.

No one likes to think of their own death or mental/physical incapacitation and as a result, humans tend to procrastinate.  As a Florida estate lawyer, I cannot urge you enough to think ahead.  Having a well-thought-out estate plan will prevent your family from having to deal with the cost, trouble, and heartache of the court system and allow you to maintain your personal dignity and independence for as long as possible.  There are ways to spare your family undue burdens, such as revocable trusts, succession plans, and medical accounts for the elderly.

Orlando Estate Planning And Florida Elder Care Planning

As I’ve said, start planning now so that your family won’t have the burden later.  As an Orlando estate lawyer, I routinely help families write wills, create business succession plans, create medical management plans and other details of an estate.  I know the value in putting together a good plan as I’ve done the same for my own family.  We love our families and want them to be taken care of if we are incapacitated or have left this plane of existence.  We don’t want them overburdened with taxes, or debt.  We don’t want them to have to be in charge of our medical care alone or have the guilt of final medical decisions.

Simply put, a guardianship is a court case to give someone the ability to make decisions for the other person.

For example, if someone becomes incapacitated and they do not have a power of attorney or a designated health care surrogate, then a guardianship will need to be put in place in order for any legal, financial, or medical decisions to be made on their behalf. Once a guardianship is approved by the Court, the person that is legally responsible is made the “guardian” and they can now make such decisions for their loved one, or the “ward.”

This may not sound like the worst thing that could happen, but let us be honest with you and tell you that you don’t want to go through a guardianship. They are very expensive and can put a lot of stress on you and your family, especially when you’re needing to make quick – decisions. That’s why we suggest getting your advance directives in place ahead of time to avoid guardianship, which results in a great deal of stress and lots of money.

Florida and Orlando probate attorneys are responsible for assisting a family with the lengthy and complicated process of administering a decedent’s estate.

In Florida, when someone who is a property owner dies, even if he does not live in Florida at the time of his or her death, all laws regarding the transition of that property go into effect, this is called “probate”. In some cases, when an individual has prepared for his or her death by setting aside funds and creating detailed wills, and placing those wills in an accessible location, the probate can be rather straight forward. Most people, unfortunately, do not do this and the probate period can be lengthy and costly for the family of the deceased. It is for this reason I urge everyone to prepare for the worst because we all get there eventually.

The Probate Process

Probate administration begins with submitting the Last Will and Testament if one exists. From that point, a personal representative, or fiduciary, is appointed who will begin the process of organizing and pulling together the decedents’ affairs and property to catalog and inventory. He or she will then pay creditors and any fees owed for the estate attorney or fiduciary, as well as, all court costs. When all of this is concluded the estate can then be transferred legally to those beneficiaries and heirs of the estate.

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

This process has been augmented through legislation to make it as quick and painless as possible, however, there will always be hiccups along the way. Wills can be challenged, documentation can be lost, creditors can be confused—there are so many situations that can occur along the way which is why I always suggest having one’s affairs in order while you are still relatively young.

Many times in elderly couples, a death will leave behind an individual who is unprepared for the rigors of probate. Sometimes that individual will require care that could possibly be withheld during lengthy, contested probate. Without sounding like a lecture, I urge everyone to think ahead to that day when you will no longer be there in your physical body to assist your loved ones. The exploitation of elderly people is quite common. There are countless individuals out there who will seek to assert an undue influence upon those that grieve or even those elderly still living who are unable to understand their affairs.

If you listen to the news, you probably think social security disability is easy to get. Sadly, it’s really not that easy! The Social Security Administration does offer an online application for disability benefits, but it is rare for a “homemade” application to be approved, simply because there are specific details and verbiage needed for the application. Additionally, various medical records, bills, and legal documents must be sent with it. If you suffer from chronic pain, cancer, mental disorders, pulmonary disorders, orthopedic injuries, arthritis, diabetes, and more, you may be eligible.

There are two forms of disability available, Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is based upon your work history and your payment is based upon how much you’ve paid into the system through payroll taxes. SSI is a flat rate for all people and is based on your financial need – if you have “too much” money, you won’t qualify. We can help you get around these restrictions and qualify for the
the assistance you deserve.

Having a child or other loved one with special needs in your care means you have many additional considerations when it comes to decisions you make as you plan for their future and yours. While some of the decisions you make may seem easy and insignificant, it’s important to know the legal implications that your actions and decisions have now – as well as into the future.

With this in mind, it’s imperative that you have adequate special needs legal guidance and representation – someone who is well-versed in special needs law and the intricacies that are often involved at the state and federal levels.

As parts of my Orlando special needs law services, I work with clients on an ongoing basis to give them legal guidance on issues that include:

  • Identifying and securing legal guardianship
  • Planning for future care needs
  • Securing necessary and available government benefits
  • Estate planning and establishing special needs trusts
  • Coordinating retirement and life insurance beneficiary designations
  • Naming future trustees of a special needs trust

As with most aspects of caring for an individual, special needs law planning requires a wide range of documentation and forms – many of which require a special needs lawyer with advanced knowledge of state and federal law to ensure they properly executed.

By working with Orlando’s special needs law clients on a long-term basis, I’m able to learn their specific requirements and work within the confines of special needs law to find solutions that make the best legal sense.

If you have a child or other family member with special needs, don’t take chances with their future. Ensure they have the proper representation today and give them the best possible outcome.

We Can Help

Ensuring legal protection for you and your loved ones can be a challenging task, but we’re up to it! We are a part of these prestigious national and local organizations that promote the highest standards of legal care and service in the market for elder law. Get in touch with us today and get started!

elder couple smiling with Family First Logo

About Family First Firm

1901 West Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32804

Founded in 2009, the Family First Firm has served hundreds of Central Florida families with their legal needs through all stages of life. We help our clients protect themselves, their families, and their legacy through wills and trusts, advanced directives, Medicaid qualification, Veteran’s benefits, and probate. We pride ourselves on our non-traditional approach which focuses on our clients’ experience – you’ll never feel like “just another client” here. As our client, you will not be an interruption of our work, you become the purpose of our work. Whether rejoicing in the birth of a child, planning for your golden years, or celebrating the life of a loved one, we’re by your side. At the Family First Firm, it’s our privilege to protect you, your family, and your future.

Call 1-833-FL-SENIOR
Visit our website

Your loved one can qualify for Medicaid, even if they’re already in a nursing home!

As the wonders of healthcare advance, and we find ourselves living longer than ever before, the questions begin to shift from “what happens when I die?” to “what happens when I live longer than expected?” Estate plans do not cover long-life and long-term care scenarios.  Making this happen takes specialized knowledge in the area of elder law.

Medicaid will pay for the vast majority of nursing home care.  Don’t let your loved one go broke paying everything to a nursing home!

When it comes to elder law planning in Orlando, our firm understands that no two scenarios are the same. With the Family First Firm as your legal representation, you’ll avoid many elder care issues, including:

  • Avoiding depleting their money on Nursing Homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Navigating the often confusing rules and laws surrounding Medicare and Medicaid
  • Planning and administering estates and trusts
  • Finding trusted care providers in Florida
  • Implications of difficult healthcare decisions

Finding the right elder lawyer in Orlando takes on even greater importance as many of the service providers and institutions you’ll come in contact with (hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities) are under no obligation to advise you of your legal rights.

When it comes to the years between retirement and death, your quality of life – and that of your family – can depend on an attorney with a wealth of knowledge in the area of elder care law. At the Family First Firm, we help families in Orlando plan and make the best decisions based on their current situations and the most current understanding of laws and regulations that affect those in the later years of life.

Estate planning with your Orlando estate lawyer is the smartest thing you can do for yourself and your family.

There is very little the family can do and a short time to do it in if there is a mistake in the will or if you leave them without a will.  Estate planning is not only about creating an appropriate air-tight will, but also about protecting that estate from taxes, you and your spouse from poor elder care, and to maintain independence for as long as possible.

Estate Planning Now So Your Family Won’t Have To Deal With A Mess Later

Decisions should be made while you are younger in regards to the finances of your elder years, including guardianship, medical accounts, business succession, and disbursement of your estate.  Many people think only to the will when they think of estate planning and forget that there may come a time in their lives when they are no longer able to care for themselves or their elder spouse.  Preparing for the future also includes looking at potential disabilities and what those costs could potentially be in the future, as well as, who you trust to administer your estate and provide guardianship in the event that you become unable to make decisions for your own life.

No one likes to think of their own death or mental/physical incapacitation and as a result, humans tend to procrastinate.  As a Florida estate lawyer, I cannot urge you enough to think ahead.  Having a well-thought-out estate plan will prevent your family from having to deal with the cost, trouble, and heartache of the court system and allow you to maintain your personal dignity and independence for as long as possible.  There are ways to spare your family undue burdens, such as revocable trusts, succession plans, and medical accounts for the elderly.

Orlando Estate Planning And Florida Elder Care Planning

As I’ve said, start planning now so that your family won’t have the burden later.  As an Orlando estate lawyer, I routinely help families write wills, create business succession plans, create medical management plans and other details of an estate.  I know the value in putting together a good plan as I’ve done the same for my own family.  We love our families and want them to be taken care of if we are incapacitated or have left this plane of existence.  We don’t want them overburdened with taxes, or debt.  We don’t want them to have to be in charge of our medical care alone or have the guilt of final medical decisions.

Simply put, a guardianship is a court case to give someone the ability to make decisions for the other person.

For example, if someone becomes incapacitated and they do not have a power of attorney or a designated health care surrogate, then a guardianship will need to be put in place in order for any legal, financial, or medical decisions to be made on their behalf. Once a guardianship is approved by the Court, the person that is legally responsible is made the “guardian” and they can now make such decisions for their loved one, or the “ward.”

This may not sound like the worst thing that could happen, but let us be honest with you and tell you that you don’t want to go through a guardianship. They are very expensive and can put a lot of stress on you and your family, especially when you’re needing to make quick – decisions. That’s why we suggest getting your advance directives in place ahead of time to avoid guardianship, which results in a great deal of stress and lots of money.

Florida and Orlando probate attorneys are responsible for assisting a family with the lengthy and complicated process of administering a decedent’s estate.

In Florida, when someone who is a property owner dies, even if he does not live in Florida at the time of his or her death, all laws regarding the transition of that property go into effect, this is called “probate”. In some cases, when an individual has prepared for his or her death by setting aside funds and creating detailed wills, and placing those wills in an accessible location, the probate can be rather straight forward. Most people, unfortunately, do not do this and the probate period can be lengthy and costly for the family of the deceased. It is for this reason I urge everyone to prepare for the worst because we all get there eventually.

The Probate Process

Probate administration begins with submitting the Last Will and Testament if one exists. From that point, a personal representative, or fiduciary, is appointed who will begin the process of organizing and pulling together the decedents’ affairs and property to catalog and inventory. He or she will then pay creditors and any fees owed for the estate attorney or fiduciary, as well as, all court costs. When all of this is concluded the estate can then be transferred legally to those beneficiaries and heirs of the estate.

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

This process has been augmented through legislation to make it as quick and painless as possible, however, there will always be hiccups along the way. Wills can be challenged, documentation can be lost, creditors can be confused—there are so many situations that can occur along the way which is why I always suggest having one’s affairs in order while you are still relatively young.

Many times in elderly couples, a death will leave behind an individual who is unprepared for the rigors of probate. Sometimes that individual will require care that could possibly be withheld during lengthy, contested probate. Without sounding like a lecture, I urge everyone to think ahead to that day when you will no longer be there in your physical body to assist your loved ones. The exploitation of elderly people is quite common. There are countless individuals out there who will seek to assert an undue influence upon those that grieve or even those elderly still living who are unable to understand their affairs.

If you listen to the news, you probably think social security disability is easy to get. Sadly, it’s really not that easy! The Social Security Administration does offer an online application for disability benefits, but it is rare for a “homemade” application to be approved, simply because there are specific details and verbiage needed for the application. Additionally, various medical records, bills, and legal documents must be sent with it. If you suffer from chronic pain, cancer, mental disorders, pulmonary disorders, orthopedic injuries, arthritis, diabetes, and more, you may be eligible.

There are two forms of disability available, Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is based upon your work history and your payment is based upon how much you’ve paid into the system through payroll taxes. SSI is a flat rate for all people and is based on your financial need – if you have “too much” money, you won’t qualify. We can help you get around these restrictions and qualify for the
the assistance you deserve.

Having a child or other loved one with special needs in your care means you have many additional considerations when it comes to decisions you make as you plan for their future and yours. While some of the decisions you make may seem easy and insignificant, it’s important to know the legal implications that your actions and decisions have now – as well as into the future.

With this in mind, it’s imperative that you have adequate special needs legal guidance and representation – someone who is well-versed in special needs law and the intricacies that are often involved at the state and federal levels.

As parts of my Orlando special needs law services, I work with clients on an ongoing basis to give them legal guidance on issues that include:

  • Identifying and securing legal guardianship
  • Planning for future care needs
  • Securing necessary and available government benefits
  • Estate planning and establishing special needs trusts
  • Coordinating retirement and life insurance beneficiary designations
  • Naming future trustees of a special needs trust

As with most aspects of caring for an individual, special needs law planning requires a wide range of documentation and forms – many of which require a special needs lawyer with advanced knowledge of state and federal law to ensure they properly executed.

By working with Orlando’s special needs law clients on a long-term basis, I’m able to learn their specific requirements and work within the confines of special needs law to find solutions that make the best legal sense.

If you have a child or other family member with special needs, don’t take chances with their future. Ensure they have the proper representation today and give them the best possible outcome.

We Can Help

Ensuring legal protection for you and your loved ones can be a challenging task, but we’re up to it! We are a part of these prestigious national and local organizations that promote the highest standards of legal care and service in the market for elder law. Get in touch with us today and get started!

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elder couple smiling with Family First Logo

About Family First Firm

1901 West Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32804

Founded in 2009, the Family First Firm has served hundreds of Central Florida families with their legal needs through all stages of life. We help our clients protect themselves, their families, and their legacy through wills and trusts, advanced directives, Medicaid qualification, Veteran’s benefits, and probate. We pride ourselves on our non-traditional approach which focuses on our clients’ experience – you’ll never feel like “just another client” here. As our client, you will not be an interruption of our work, you become the purpose of our work. Whether rejoicing in the birth of a child, planning for your golden years, or celebrating the life of a loved one, we’re by your side. At the Family First Firm, it’s our privilege to protect you, your family, and your future.

Call 1-833-FL-SENIOR
Visit our website

Your loved one can qualify for Medicaid, even if they’re already in a nursing home!

As the wonders of healthcare advance, and we find ourselves living longer than ever before, the questions begin to shift from “what happens when I die?” to “what happens when I live longer than expected?” Estate plans do not cover long-life and long-term care scenarios.  Making this happen takes specialized knowledge in the area of elder law.

Medicaid will pay for the vast majority of nursing home care.  Don’t let your loved one go broke paying everything to a nursing home!

When it comes to elder law planning in Orlando, our firm understands that no two scenarios are the same. With the Family First Firm as your legal representation, you’ll avoid many elder care issues, including:

  • Avoiding depleting their money on Nursing Homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Navigating the often confusing rules and laws surrounding Medicare and Medicaid
  • Planning and administering estates and trusts
  • Finding trusted care providers in Florida
  • Implications of difficult healthcare decisions

Finding the right elder lawyer in Orlando takes on even greater importance as many of the service providers and institutions you’ll come in contact with (hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities) are under no obligation to advise you of your legal rights.

When it comes to the years between retirement and death, your quality of life – and that of your family – can depend on an attorney with a wealth of knowledge in the area of elder care law. At the Family First Firm, we help families in Orlando plan and make the best decisions based on their current situations and the most current understanding of laws and regulations that affect those in the later years of life.

Estate planning with your Orlando estate lawyer is the smartest thing you can do for yourself and your family.

There is very little the family can do and a short time to do it in if there is a mistake in the will or if you leave them without a will.  Estate planning is not only about creating an appropriate air-tight will, but also about protecting that estate from taxes, you and your spouse from poor elder care, and to maintain independence for as long as possible.

Estate Planning Now So Your Family Won’t Have To Deal With A Mess Later

Decisions should be made while you are younger in regards to the finances of your elder years, including guardianship, medical accounts, business succession, and disbursement of your estate.  Many people think only to the will when they think of estate planning and forget that there may come a time in their lives when they are no longer able to care for themselves or their elder spouse.  Preparing for the future also includes looking at potential disabilities and what those costs could potentially be in the future, as well as, who you trust to administer your estate and provide guardianship in the event that you become unable to make decisions for your own life.

No one likes to think of their own death or mental/physical incapacitation and as a result, humans tend to procrastinate.  As a Florida estate lawyer, I cannot urge you enough to think ahead.  Having a well-thought-out estate plan will prevent your family from having to deal with the cost, trouble, and heartache of the court system and allow you to maintain your personal dignity and independence for as long as possible.  There are ways to spare your family undue burdens, such as revocable trusts, succession plans, and medical accounts for the elderly.

Orlando Estate Planning And Florida Elder Care Planning

As I’ve said, start planning now so that your family won’t have the burden later.  As an Orlando estate lawyer, I routinely help families write wills, create business succession plans, create medical management plans and other details of an estate.  I know the value in putting together a good plan as I’ve done the same for my own family.  We love our families and want them to be taken care of if we are incapacitated or have left this plane of existence.  We don’t want them overburdened with taxes, or debt.  We don’t want them to have to be in charge of our medical care alone or have the guilt of final medical decisions.

Simply put, a guardianship is a court case to give someone the ability to make decisions for the other person.

For example, if someone becomes incapacitated and they do not have a power of attorney or a designated health care surrogate, then a guardianship will need to be put in place in order for any legal, financial, or medical decisions to be made on their behalf. Once a guardianship is approved by the Court, the person that is legally responsible is made the “guardian” and they can now make such decisions for their loved one, or the “ward.”

This may not sound like the worst thing that could happen, but let us be honest with you and tell you that you don’t want to go through a guardianship. They are very expensive and can put a lot of stress on you and your family, especially when you’re needing to make quick – decisions. That’s why we suggest getting your advance directives in place ahead of time to avoid guardianship, which results in a great deal of stress and lots of money.

Florida and Orlando probate attorneys are responsible for assisting a family with the lengthy and complicated process of administering a decedent’s estate.

In Florida, when someone who is a property owner dies, even if he does not live in Florida at the time of his or her death, all laws regarding the transition of that property go into effect, this is called “probate”. In some cases, when an individual has prepared for his or her death by setting aside funds and creating detailed wills, and placing those wills in an accessible location, the probate can be rather straight forward. Most people, unfortunately, do not do this and the probate period can be lengthy and costly for the family of the deceased. It is for this reason I urge everyone to prepare for the worst because we all get there eventually.

The Probate Process

Probate administration begins with submitting the Last Will and Testament if one exists. From that point, a personal representative, or fiduciary, is appointed who will begin the process of organizing and pulling together the decedents’ affairs and property to catalog and inventory. He or she will then pay creditors and any fees owed for the estate attorney or fiduciary, as well as, all court costs. When all of this is concluded the estate can then be transferred legally to those beneficiaries and heirs of the estate.

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

This process has been augmented through legislation to make it as quick and painless as possible, however, there will always be hiccups along the way. Wills can be challenged, documentation can be lost, creditors can be confused—there are so many situations that can occur along the way which is why I always suggest having one’s affairs in order while you are still relatively young.

Many times in elderly couples, a death will leave behind an individual who is unprepared for the rigors of probate. Sometimes that individual will require care that could possibly be withheld during lengthy, contested probate. Without sounding like a lecture, I urge everyone to think ahead to that day when you will no longer be there in your physical body to assist your loved ones. The exploitation of elderly people is quite common. There are countless individuals out there who will seek to assert an undue influence upon those that grieve or even those elderly still living who are unable to understand their affairs.

If you listen to the news, you probably think social security disability is easy to get. Sadly, it’s really not that easy! The Social Security Administration does offer an online application for disability benefits, but it is rare for a “homemade” application to be approved, simply because there are specific details and verbiage needed for the application. Additionally, various medical records, bills, and legal documents must be sent with it. If you suffer from chronic pain, cancer, mental disorders, pulmonary disorders, orthopedic injuries, arthritis, diabetes, and more, you may be eligible.

There are two forms of disability available, Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is based upon your work history and your payment is based upon how much you’ve paid into the system through payroll taxes. SSI is a flat rate for all people and is based on your financial need – if you have “too much” money, you won’t qualify. We can help you get around these restrictions and qualify for the
the assistance you deserve.

Having a child or other loved one with special needs in your care means you have many additional considerations when it comes to decisions you make as you plan for their future and yours. While some of the decisions you make may seem easy and insignificant, it’s important to know the legal implications that your actions and decisions have now – as well as into the future.

With this in mind, it’s imperative that you have adequate special needs legal guidance and representation – someone who is well-versed in special needs law and the intricacies that are often involved at the state and federal levels.

As parts of my Orlando special needs law services, I work with clients on an ongoing basis to give them legal guidance on issues that include:

  • Identifying and securing legal guardianship
  • Planning for future care needs
  • Securing necessary and available government benefits
  • Estate planning and establishing special needs trusts
  • Coordinating retirement and life insurance beneficiary designations
  • Naming future trustees of a special needs trust

As with most aspects of caring for an individual, special needs law planning requires a wide range of documentation and forms – many of which require a special needs lawyer with advanced knowledge of state and federal law to ensure they properly executed.

By working with Orlando’s special needs law clients on a long-term basis, I’m able to learn their specific requirements and work within the confines of special needs law to find solutions that make the best legal sense.

If you have a child or other family member with special needs, don’t take chances with their future. Ensure they have the proper representation today and give them the best possible outcome.

We Can Help

Ensuring legal protection for you and your loved ones can be a challenging task, but we’re up to it! We are a part of these prestigious national and local organizations that promote the highest standards of legal care and service in the market for elder law. Get in touch with us today and get started!

elder couple smiling with Family First Logo

About Family First Firm

1901 West Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32804

Founded in 2009, the Family First Firm has served hundreds of Central Florida families with their legal needs through all stages of life. We help our clients protect themselves, their families, and their legacy through wills and trusts, advanced directives, Medicaid qualification, Veteran’s benefits, and probate. We pride ourselves on our non-traditional approach which focuses on our clients’ experience – you’ll never feel like “just another client” here. As our client, you will not be an interruption of our work, you become the purpose of our work. Whether rejoicing in the birth of a child, planning for your golden years, or celebrating the life of a loved one, we’re by your side. At the Family First Firm, it’s our privilege to protect you, your family, and your future.

Call 1-833-FL-SENIOR
Visit our website

Your loved one can qualify for Medicaid, even if they’re already in a nursing home!

As the wonders of healthcare advance, and we find ourselves living longer than ever before, the questions begin to shift from “what happens when I die?” to “what happens when I live longer than expected?” Estate plans do not cover long-life and long-term care scenarios.  Making this happen takes specialized knowledge in the area of elder law.

Medicaid will pay for the vast majority of nursing home care.  Don’t let your loved one go broke paying everything to a nursing home!

When it comes to elder law planning in Orlando, our firm understands that no two scenarios are the same. With the Family First Firm as your legal representation, you’ll avoid many elder care issues, including:

  • Avoiding depleting their money on Nursing Homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Navigating the often confusing rules and laws surrounding Medicare and Medicaid
  • Planning and administering estates and trusts
  • Finding trusted care providers in Florida
  • Implications of difficult healthcare decisions

Finding the right elder lawyer in Orlando takes on even greater importance as many of the service providers and institutions you’ll come in contact with (hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities) are under no obligation to advise you of your legal rights.

When it comes to the years between retirement and death, your quality of life – and that of your family – can depend on an attorney with a wealth of knowledge in the area of elder care law. At the Family First Firm, we help families in Orlando plan and make the best decisions based on their current situations and the most current understanding of laws and regulations that affect those in the later years of life.

Estate planning with your Orlando estate lawyer is the smartest thing you can do for yourself and your family.

There is very little the family can do and a short time to do it in if there is a mistake in the will or if you leave them without a will.  Estate planning is not only about creating an appropriate air-tight will, but also about protecting that estate from taxes, you and your spouse from poor elder care, and to maintain independence for as long as possible.

Estate Planning Now So Your Family Won’t Have To Deal With A Mess Later

Decisions should be made while you are younger in regards to the finances of your elder years, including guardianship, medical accounts, business succession, and disbursement of your estate.  Many people think only to the will when they think of estate planning and forget that there may come a time in their lives when they are no longer able to care for themselves or their elder spouse.  Preparing for the future also includes looking at potential disabilities and what those costs could potentially be in the future, as well as, who you trust to administer your estate and provide guardianship in the event that you become unable to make decisions for your own life.

No one likes to think of their own death or mental/physical incapacitation and as a result, humans tend to procrastinate.  As a Florida estate lawyer, I cannot urge you enough to think ahead.  Having a well-thought-out estate plan will prevent your family from having to deal with the cost, trouble, and heartache of the court system and allow you to maintain your personal dignity and independence for as long as possible.  There are ways to spare your family undue burdens, such as revocable trusts, succession plans, and medical accounts for the elderly.

Orlando Estate Planning And Florida Elder Care Planning

As I’ve said, start planning now so that your family won’t have the burden later.  As an Orlando estate lawyer, I routinely help families write wills, create business succession plans, create medical management plans and other details of an estate.  I know the value in putting together a good plan as I’ve done the same for my own family.  We love our families and want them to be taken care of if we are incapacitated or have left this plane of existence.  We don’t want them overburdened with taxes, or debt.  We don’t want them to have to be in charge of our medical care alone or have the guilt of final medical decisions.

Simply put, a guardianship is a court case to give someone the ability to make decisions for the other person.

For example, if someone becomes incapacitated and they do not have a power of attorney or a designated health care surrogate, then a guardianship will need to be put in place in order for any legal, financial, or medical decisions to be made on their behalf. Once a guardianship is approved by the Court, the person that is legally responsible is made the “guardian” and they can now make such decisions for their loved one, or the “ward.”

This may not sound like the worst thing that could happen, but let us be honest with you and tell you that you don’t want to go through a guardianship. They are very expensive and can put a lot of stress on you and your family, especially when you’re needing to make quick – decisions. That’s why we suggest getting your advance directives in place ahead of time to avoid guardianship, which results in a great deal of stress and lots of money.

Florida and Orlando probate attorneys are responsible for assisting a family with the lengthy and complicated process of administering a decedent’s estate.

In Florida, when someone who is a property owner dies, even if he does not live in Florida at the time of his or her death, all laws regarding the transition of that property go into effect, this is called “probate”. In some cases, when an individual has prepared for his or her death by setting aside funds and creating detailed wills, and placing those wills in an accessible location, the probate can be rather straight forward. Most people, unfortunately, do not do this and the probate period can be lengthy and costly for the family of the deceased. It is for this reason I urge everyone to prepare for the worst because we all get there eventually.

The Probate Process

Probate administration begins with submitting the Last Will and Testament if one exists. From that point, a personal representative, or fiduciary, is appointed who will begin the process of organizing and pulling together the decedents’ affairs and property to catalog and inventory. He or she will then pay creditors and any fees owed for the estate attorney or fiduciary, as well as, all court costs. When all of this is concluded the estate can then be transferred legally to those beneficiaries and heirs of the estate.

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

This process has been augmented through legislation to make it as quick and painless as possible, however, there will always be hiccups along the way. Wills can be challenged, documentation can be lost, creditors can be confused—there are so many situations that can occur along the way which is why I always suggest having one’s affairs in order while you are still relatively young.

Many times in elderly couples, a death will leave behind an individual who is unprepared for the rigors of probate. Sometimes that individual will require care that could possibly be withheld during lengthy, contested probate. Without sounding like a lecture, I urge everyone to think ahead to that day when you will no longer be there in your physical body to assist your loved ones. The exploitation of elderly people is quite common. There are countless individuals out there who will seek to assert an undue influence upon those that grieve or even those elderly still living who are unable to understand their affairs.

If you listen to the news, you probably think social security disability is easy to get. Sadly, it’s really not that easy! The Social Security Administration does offer an online application for disability benefits, but it is rare for a “homemade” application to be approved, simply because there are specific details and verbiage needed for the application. Additionally, various medical records, bills, and legal documents must be sent with it. If you suffer from chronic pain, cancer, mental disorders, pulmonary disorders, orthopedic injuries, arthritis, diabetes, and more, you may be eligible.

There are two forms of disability available, Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is based upon your work history and your payment is based upon how much you’ve paid into the system through payroll taxes. SSI is a flat rate for all people and is based on your financial need – if you have “too much” money, you won’t qualify. We can help you get around these restrictions and qualify for the
the assistance you deserve.

Having a child or other loved one with special needs in your care means you have many additional considerations when it comes to decisions you make as you plan for their future and yours. While some of the decisions you make may seem easy and insignificant, it’s important to know the legal implications that your actions and decisions have now – as well as into the future.

With this in mind, it’s imperative that you have adequate special needs legal guidance and representation – someone who is well-versed in special needs law and the intricacies that are often involved at the state and federal levels.

As parts of my Orlando special needs law services, I work with clients on an ongoing basis to give them legal guidance on issues that include:

  • Identifying and securing legal guardianship
  • Planning for future care needs
  • Securing necessary and available government benefits
  • Estate planning and establishing special needs trusts
  • Coordinating retirement and life insurance beneficiary designations
  • Naming future trustees of a special needs trust

As with most aspects of caring for an individual, special needs law planning requires a wide range of documentation and forms – many of which require a special needs lawyer with advanced knowledge of state and federal law to ensure they properly executed.

By working with Orlando’s special needs law clients on a long-term basis, I’m able to learn their specific requirements and work within the confines of special needs law to find solutions that make the best legal sense.

If you have a child or other family member with special needs, don’t take chances with their future. Ensure they have the proper representation today and give them the best possible outcome.

We Can Help

Ensuring legal protection for you and your loved ones can be a challenging task, but we’re up to it! We are a part of these prestigious national and local organizations that promote the highest standards of legal care and service in the market for elder law. Get in touch with us today and get started!

elder couple smiling with Family First Logo

About Family First Firm

1901 West Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32804

Founded in 2009, the Family First Firm has served hundreds of Central Florida families with their legal needs through all stages of life. We help our clients protect themselves, their families, and their legacy through wills and trusts, advanced directives, Medicaid qualification, Veteran’s benefits, and probate. We pride ourselves on our non-traditional approach which focuses on our clients’ experience – you’ll never feel like “just another client” here. As our client, you will not be an interruption of our work, you become the purpose of our work. Whether rejoicing in the birth of a child, planning for your golden years, or celebrating the life of a loved one, we’re by your side. At the Family First Firm, it’s our privilege to protect you, your family, and your future.

Call 1-833-FL-SENIOR
Visit our website

Your loved one can qualify for Medicaid, even if they’re already in a nursing home!

As the wonders of healthcare advance, and we find ourselves living longer than ever before, the questions begin to shift from “what happens when I die?” to “what happens when I live longer than expected?” Estate plans do not cover long-life and long-term care scenarios.  Making this happen takes specialized knowledge in the area of elder law.

Medicaid will pay for the vast majority of nursing home care.  Don’t let your loved one go broke paying everything to a nursing home!

When it comes to elder law planning in Orlando, our firm understands that no two scenarios are the same. With the Family First Firm as your legal representation, you’ll avoid many elder care issues, including:

  • Avoiding depleting their money on Nursing Homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Navigating the often confusing rules and laws surrounding Medicare and Medicaid
  • Planning and administering estates and trusts
  • Finding trusted care providers in Florida
  • Implications of difficult healthcare decisions

Finding the right elder lawyer in Orlando takes on even greater importance as many of the service providers and institutions you’ll come in contact with (hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities) are under no obligation to advise you of your legal rights.

When it comes to the years between retirement and death, your quality of life – and that of your family – can depend on an attorney with a wealth of knowledge in the area of elder care law. At the Family First Firm, we help families in Orlando plan and make the best decisions based on their current situations and the most current understanding of laws and regulations that affect those in the later years of life.

Estate planning with your Orlando estate lawyer is the smartest thing you can do for yourself and your family.

There is very little the family can do and a short time to do it in if there is a mistake in the will or if you leave them without a will.  Estate planning is not only about creating an appropriate air-tight will, but also about protecting that estate from taxes, you and your spouse from poor elder care, and to maintain independence for as long as possible.

Estate Planning Now So Your Family Won’t Have To Deal With A Mess Later

Decisions should be made while you are younger in regards to the finances of your elder years, including guardianship, medical accounts, business succession, and disbursement of your estate.  Many people think only to the will when they think of estate planning and forget that there may come a time in their lives when they are no longer able to care for themselves or their elder spouse.  Preparing for the future also includes looking at potential disabilities and what those costs could potentially be in the future, as well as, who you trust to administer your estate and provide guardianship in the event that you become unable to make decisions for your own life.

No one likes to think of their own death or mental/physical incapacitation and as a result, humans tend to procrastinate.  As a Florida estate lawyer, I cannot urge you enough to think ahead.  Having a well-thought-out estate plan will prevent your family from having to deal with the cost, trouble, and heartache of the court system and allow you to maintain your personal dignity and independence for as long as possible.  There are ways to spare your family undue burdens, such as revocable trusts, succession plans, and medical accounts for the elderly.

Orlando Estate Planning And Florida Elder Care Planning

As I’ve said, start planning now so that your family won’t have the burden later.  As an Orlando estate lawyer, I routinely help families write wills, create business succession plans, create medical management plans and other details of an estate.  I know the value in putting together a good plan as I’ve done the same for my own family.  We love our families and want them to be taken care of if we are incapacitated or have left this plane of existence.  We don’t want them overburdened with taxes, or debt.  We don’t want them to have to be in charge of our medical care alone or have the guilt of final medical decisions.

Simply put, a guardianship is a court case to give someone the ability to make decisions for the other person.

For example, if someone becomes incapacitated and they do not have a power of attorney or a designated health care surrogate, then a guardianship will need to be put in place in order for any legal, financial, or medical decisions to be made on their behalf. Once a guardianship is approved by the Court, the person that is legally responsible is made the “guardian” and they can now make such decisions for their loved one, or the “ward.”

This may not sound like the worst thing that could happen, but let us be honest with you and tell you that you don’t want to go through a guardianship. They are very expensive and can put a lot of stress on you and your family, especially when you’re needing to make quick – decisions. That’s why we suggest getting your advance directives in place ahead of time to avoid guardianship, which results in a great deal of stress and lots of money.

Florida and Orlando probate attorneys are responsible for assisting a family with the lengthy and complicated process of administering a decedent’s estate.

In Florida, when someone who is a property owner dies, even if he does not live in Florida at the time of his or her death, all laws regarding the transition of that property go into effect, this is called “probate”. In some cases, when an individual has prepared for his or her death by setting aside funds and creating detailed wills, and placing those wills in an accessible location, the probate can be rather straight forward. Most people, unfortunately, do not do this and the probate period can be lengthy and costly for the family of the deceased. It is for this reason I urge everyone to prepare for the worst because we all get there eventually.

The Probate Process

Probate administration begins with submitting the Last Will and Testament if one exists. From that point, a personal representative, or fiduciary, is appointed who will begin the process of organizing and pulling together the decedents’ affairs and property to catalog and inventory. He or she will then pay creditors and any fees owed for the estate attorney or fiduciary, as well as, all court costs. When all of this is concluded the estate can then be transferred legally to those beneficiaries and heirs of the estate.

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure

This process has been augmented through legislation to make it as quick and painless as possible, however, there will always be hiccups along the way. Wills can be challenged, documentation can be lost, creditors can be confused—there are so many situations that can occur along the way which is why I always suggest having one’s affairs in order while you are still relatively young.

Many times in elderly couples, a death will leave behind an individual who is unprepared for the rigors of probate. Sometimes that individual will require care that could possibly be withheld during lengthy, contested probate. Without sounding like a lecture, I urge everyone to think ahead to that day when you will no longer be there in your physical body to assist your loved ones. The exploitation of elderly people is quite common. There are countless individuals out there who will seek to assert an undue influence upon those that grieve or even those elderly still living who are unable to understand their affairs.

If you listen to the news, you probably think social security disability is easy to get. Sadly, it’s really not that easy! The Social Security Administration does offer an online application for disability benefits, but it is rare for a “homemade” application to be approved, simply because there are specific details and verbiage needed for the application. Additionally, various medical records, bills, and legal documents must be sent with it. If you suffer from chronic pain, cancer, mental disorders, pulmonary disorders, orthopedic injuries, arthritis, diabetes, and more, you may be eligible.

There are two forms of disability available, Supplemental Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). SSDI is based upon your work history and your payment is based upon how much you’ve paid into the system through payroll taxes. SSI is a flat rate for all people and is based on your financial need – if you have “too much” money, you won’t qualify. We can help you get around these restrictions and qualify for the
the assistance you deserve.

Having a child or other loved one with special needs in your care means you have many additional considerations when it comes to decisions you make as you plan for their future and yours. While some of the decisions you make may seem easy and insignificant, it’s important to know the legal implications that your actions and decisions have now – as well as into the future.

With this in mind, it’s imperative that you have adequate special needs legal guidance and representation – someone who is well-versed in special needs law and the intricacies that are often involved at the state and federal levels.

As parts of my Orlando special needs law services, I work with clients on an ongoing basis to give them legal guidance on issues that include:

  • Identifying and securing legal guardianship
  • Planning for future care needs
  • Securing necessary and available government benefits
  • Estate planning and establishing special needs trusts
  • Coordinating retirement and life insurance beneficiary designations
  • Naming future trustees of a special needs trust

As with most aspects of caring for an individual, special needs law planning requires a wide range of documentation and forms – many of which require a special needs lawyer with advanced knowledge of state and federal law to ensure they properly executed.

By working with Orlando’s special needs law clients on a long-term basis, I’m able to learn their specific requirements and work within the confines of special needs law to find solutions that make the best legal sense.

If you have a child or other family member with special needs, don’t take chances with their future. Ensure they have the proper representation today and give them the best possible outcome.

We Can Help

Ensuring legal protection for you and your loved ones can be a challenging task, but we’re up to it! We are a part of these prestigious national and local organizations that promote the highest standards of legal care and service in the market for elder law. Get in touch with us today and get started!

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