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Four Florida Defendants Arrested And Charged With Elder Fraud

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Seniors spend many hours every year talking with estate planning lawyers about how to prevent conflict among your younger family members in the short term and the long term.  In families where your children are estranged from your grandchildren, you can sometimes be the grandparents who come to the rescue if you feel that… Read More »


Saying Good Riddance To Clutter And Debt When You Retire

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Having a friend who has adopted the decluttering ethos and wants you to join them in it is as annoying as having a friend who really wants you to join a multilevel marketing business opportunity.  Your decluttering enthusiast friend might try to tell you that the winter coats in your closet and the tchotchkes… Read More »


Malnutrition In The Elderly Can Be A Sign Of Elder Abuse

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

In general, elderly people eat less than young people do.  When your children and grandchildren visit you, you might be amazed at how quickly your grandkids can make food disappear; you might also have frequent conflicts with your working age daughter, where you accuse her of stress eating, but she insists that she is… Read More »


Unreasonable Restraint In Florida Nursing Homes

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Anyone who researches nursing homes where they plan to reside in the future if their health condition requires it, or who has had a family member enter a nursing home after suffering a sudden decline in health, fears nursing home abuse and neglect.  The term “abuse” calls to mind staff members striking nursing home… Read More »


With A Few Simple Home Upgrades, Aging In Place Is Feasible For Seniors With Mobility Issues

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

If you paid off your home mortgage before retirement, you might think that you are set for life, and you would be partially correct.  From a financial standpoint, staying in your paid off house is the best choice; plus, there is the added bonus that your grandchildren get to celebrate holidays in the same… Read More »


Yes, Sexual Abuse And Sexual Harassment Can Happen In Nursing Homes

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Most people are understandably terrified of the possibility of children becoming victims of sexual abuse and go out of their way to prevent it.  Parents caution their children against talking to strangers and reassuring children that, if an adult ever tells the child to keep something a secret from their parents, the child should… Read More »


Quitclaim Fraud Targets Florida Seniors

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

The COVID-19 pandemic was disruptive to everyone, but how well people handled the disruption tended to be correlated with how much at home they feel on the Internet.  Young professionals snickered at the awkwardness of Baby Boomers during Zoom meetings, those silly Baby Boomers who positioned their computer camera to give a clear view… Read More »


Transferring Property To Your Children Outside Of Probate: What Not To Do

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

A large body of Internet content justifies its existence based on the assumption that taxes are for chumps.  While estate planning lawyers certainly do not encourage tax fraud or tax evasion, they do help you benefit from laws that enable you and your heirs to pay lower taxes based on how you allocate your… Read More »


3 Stress-Free Sources Of Passive Income For Retirees

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

One of the best things about being retired is that your identity is no longer tied to things you do to make money.  When you are retired, you get to spend your time doing the things that you find the most meaningful and enjoyable, whether that means visiting family and friends, sharing the products… Read More »


South Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Elderly Investors In Shopping App Scheme

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Some Internet scams are easy to spot.  Seniors who are flummoxed by the concept of social media influencers and TikTok still have enough Internet savvy to know not to send money in response to the ungrammatical sob stories that flood your email inbox from unfamiliar addresses.  Even if you rely on your son-in-law to… Read More »

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