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New iOS Update Is The Best Thing To Happen To Your Estate Plan Since The Annual Gift Tax Exclusion

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

As millennials approach age 40 and become more aware of their mortality, there is plenty of resentment between generations.  Baby Boomers are easing into retirement knowing that, even if they have had to invade their savings when dealing with the unexpected several times since their children left the nest, they can still rely on… Read More »

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Millennials And Generation X, Your Estate Planning Lawyer Is Cheering You On As You Work Toward Zero Debt

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Most people below the age of 55 don’t put much thought into estate planning, but the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed that.  Even before the new variants emerged, the pandemic made young and middle-aged adults aware of our mortality.  It also gave us plenty of time to think about what it is worthwhile to… Read More »

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Lady Bird Deeds Give You A Sense Of Security While Enabling You To Keep Your Options Open

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

What is the most beautiful bird in Florida?  Is it the flamingo or the roseate spoonbill?  The greater blue heron or the majestic anhinga?  The snowy egret or the purple gallinule?  When it comes to estate planning, the most beautiful bird is the lady bird deed, an elegant solution to the thorny situation of… Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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