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Guardianship

What to Expect in the Guardianship Process

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Age affects people differently, and can lead to significant physical and/or mental issues as the body and mind register the toll of living a long and full life. When it appears to family members and friends that an individual’s capacity to handle his/her affairs is compromised, they may look to the guardianship process for… Read More »

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Taking Control of Your Healthcare

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Most people enjoy relatively stable and strong physical and mental health during most of their lives. In fact, good health is easy to take for granted until an emergency injury or illness occurs that causes a person to face the vulnerabilities of the human body. As the body ages, debilitating conditions become more likely,… Read More »

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Avoiding the Stress of Probate

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

When someone dies, typically, they will have some amount of property that needs to be distributed to new owners, hopefully through an established estate plan. Depending on the type of property involved and the overall value, the law may require the family to go through the probate process before a transfer of assets is… Read More »

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Nursing Home Planning When a Crisis Hits

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

No one has the goal of entering a nursing home when a major health crisis hits, but such events can occur at any time. Prudent planning in advance of this need, i.e., before a person meets the medical qualifications, can make it possible to qualify for Medicaid immediately upon learning that long-term care is… Read More »

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Why Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning Is Not the Answer

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

As the deadline for filing income taxes fast approaches, people are forced to take stock of what they own, and perhaps start to ponder what to do with this property once they are gone. Proper estate planning takes careful consideration of one’s goals and legal options, which can only be fully understood under the… Read More »

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State Considering Changes to Medicaid Eligibility

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Figuring out how to pay for long-term and expensive medical care is a stress and concern for millions of Americans. Seniors, though, are at a much higher risk of needing this type of intensive care within a relatively short time frame due to the infirmities that come with aging. Medicaid is one answer to… Read More »

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Identifying and Taking Steps to Prevent Elder Financial Exploitation

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Growing older brings many life adjustments, some easier to accept than others, but one priority that remains for most seniors in this country is the ability to manage and control their finances. Losing the power to determine when and how one’s money will be spent is a significant blow to a person’s independence, and… Read More »

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Florida Lags in Providing Level of Services Seniors Need

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

Estate planning and long-term medical care are usually the farthest thoughts from people’s minds as they enjoy the holidays. But this time of year offers an opportunity, that is frequently unavailable the rest of the year, to observe and assess the health and potential future needs of older family members. Health issues of aging… Read More »

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How Trusts Can Serve a Number of Asset Protection Goals

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

No one wants to see their hard-earned money and property used to pay off creditor claims, a risk both personally and for potential heirs. Asset protection measures can mitigate this risk.  While transferring assets for the express purpose of thwarting a pending creditor’s claim may be ineffective, it is possible to use asset planning… Read More »

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Helping Yourself and Your Adult Child Caretakers

By William Rambaum, P.A. |

It may be uncomfortable to contemplate, but some parents may find themselves in need of the type of care they once provided to their own children. While this role reversal may be uncomfortable, it does offer the benefit of being able to stay in one’s home, as well as avoiding the cost of assisted… Read More »

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