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Irrevocable trusts are an important estate planning tool. Many of our clients realize immediate tax savings by moving assets into an irrevocable trust. However, these trusts have certain disadvantages, one of which is trying to make changes to it. At Millhorn Elder Law Planning Group, our estate planning attorneys meet with many clients who… Read More »
Few people think of life insurance as part of an estate plan, but many of our clients would benefit from buying a policy. Life insurance also has many attractive tax features and can ensure that your loved ones are provided for in the event you die. At Millhorn Elder Law Planning Group, our estate… Read More »
Every year, thousands of people move to The Villages, and we don’t blame them. Our community has something for almost anyone, including an exciting social scene. If you have recently moved, welcome! However, as established elder law attorneys in the area, we also want to encourage recent arrivals to meet with an attorney to… Read More »
Out of an abundance of precaution and as our Clients are our highest priority, our Firm is publishing the steps and procedures our Firm and staff are taking to limit exposure to COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus). We are requiring all clients to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building. Although we understand the significance of… Read More »
The statistics are startling: those aged 60 or older carry a combined $60 billion in student loan debt, and the problem only seems to be getting worse. A report from AARP found that the percentage of seniors with student loan debt jumped by more than 20% in every single state from 2016 to 2017…. Read More »
Hurricane Irma revealed a weakness in nursing homes and critical care facilities. In particular, they lacked any alternate power source, such as a generator. As a result, a dozen residents died from heat-related reasons in a Hollywood, Florida nursing home when Irma struck. Our legislature responded by passing a law that required nursing homes… Read More »
When writing a will or trust, many people are worried about showing favoritism to one or more of their children. Instead, they want to divide their estate fairly so that each child feels appreciated. Nevertheless, sometimes dividing an estate fairly between your children is complicated. In that situation, you are advised to meet with… Read More »
Please note that our Pine Ridge Plaza location at 11974 CR 101, The Villages, FL 32162 will be closing on 2/29/16. We will be moving to the Oakhill Professional Plaza at 441, and will have two convenient locations to serve central Florida’s Elder Law needs.
No one wants to be impoverished. But when it comes to Medicaid planning, being impoverished actually provides benefits. Most seniors contemplating admission to a Florida nursing home may have been alerted of this strange fact. But what exactly does impoverished mean in this context? Medicaid rules are difficult to follow, and, as such, we… Read More »
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