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23 Jun

SSA Update for Same-Sex Couples

By Amanda MattoxBlog, Current Topics, Estate Planning, In the News, , ,

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage in all states. Since this ruling, the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes same-sex couples’ marriages in all states as well as some non-marital legal relationships (such as specific civil unions and domestic

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06 Jan

What’s What in Medicaid Planning: Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers

By Amanda MattoxIn the News, , , , , , , ,

The HCBS Program Waiver is a term used in conjunction with the following (only to name a few): Statewide Medicaid Managed Care- Long Term Care (SMMC-LTC) Waiver Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Waiver Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Waiver Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Waiver  iBudget Waiver Ok, but WHAT is It?! The

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20 Oct

Continuing Care Retirement Communities…Are They For You?

By Neil LyonsBlog, Consumer Protection, Current Topics, Neil Lyons, , , , , , , ,

Residential options for senior citizens typically include one of the following: living at home, with a relative, residence in an Independent Living Facility (ILF), residence in an Assisted Living Facility (ALF), and/or Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). A residential arrangement called a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), combines ILF, ALF, and SNF under one roof. A

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11 Oct

Boyer & Boyer, P.A. Partner Certified by Florida Bar in Elder Law

By Amanda MattoxAndrew Boyer, Attorneys, Blog, In the News, , , , , ,

In September of 2016, one of the partners of Boyer & Boyer, PA., Andrew R. Boyer, Esq. was Certified by the Florida Bar in Elder Law. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by the Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification. The Florida Bar

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14 Jul

AARP Postcard Parties: Pizza & Postcards

By Amanda MattoxIn the News

In an effort to work on behalf of future retirees, AARP has organized “Postcard Parties: Pizza & Postcards”. These are Pizza Parties with attendees writing postcards to Social Security Administration urging the Administration to update for the 21st Century. Florida boasts the nation’s highest percentage of residents age 65-plus and with more than 4.2 million

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13 May

Breaking Through the Iron Cage: An Analysis and Explanation of the New Guardianship Legislation and Expansion of Centralized Oversight Agencies

By Amanda MattoxAttorneys, Current Topics, Florida Elder Law Frequently Asked Questions, Guardianship, Neil Lyons, Planning for Incapacity, Probate, Sarasota Florida Probate Attorney :: Sarasota County, F, Upcoming Events, , , ,

Our very own Attorney Neil Lyons will be presenting a seminar at The Fountains of Hope. Attorney Lyons will be reviewing new guardianship legislation and agency updates that can affect our clients, their families, and vulnerable elderly adults. Wednesday, May 18∙10:00am-11:00am The Fountains of Hope Assisted Living Facility #12784 2250 Jesus Way Sarasota, FL 34240

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06 May

Do-It Yourself and Free Estate Planning Forms…Proceed with Caution

By Nicholas ChipurnoiBlog, Current Topics, Estate Planning, In the News, Nicholas Chipurnoi, , , , , ,

A quick search of the internet reveals no shortage of Free Power of Attorney Forms, Free Will Forms, and other fill in the blank estate planning documents.  With the rampant growth and availability of the do-it yourself (DIY) legal market, it is worth taking a moment to evaluate what is in the consumers’ best interest.

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