It’s National Estate Planning Awareness Week!

This week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week. It’s always a good idea to review your estate plan from time to time. That is especially true if you’ve had life changing events (such as marriage, divorce, birth of children, death of family members, health changes). If you don’t have an estate plan in place, now […]

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MEDIATION: Taking Control of the Outcome

Is mediation right for you? There are many situations in which mediation is the preferred choice over litigation. Many contracts (including, for example, the standard FAR/BAR Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase of real estate) require mediation before a lawsuit can be filed. Even if your dispute does not require mediation, the benefits of settling […]

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GET TO KNOW VICTOR VESCHIO

As a result of creating a new firm website and the shortening of the firm name to “Gibbons | Neuman,” we have been reintroducing our great team of lawyers ready and able to help you. One of those great lawyers is Victor Veschio. Victor H. Veschio, a Tampa native, is the newest member of our […]

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Estate Planning Worksheet

What Do All Those Legal Words Mean? Part 2

Part 1 of this blog topic identified a few estate planning legal terms and explained what they mean. Part 2 continues with more estate planning terms. In Part 1, one of the terms defined was Probate – the court-supervised process for administering an estate after someone dies.   But is there a way to avoid that […]

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What Do All Those Legal Words Mean?

Lawyers often use words that are unfamiliar. What’s even worse is that often, legal terminology is not even consistent throughout the states. Additionally, a legal concept, such as “Homestead” can have several different meanings in different situations.   The area of Estate Planning is full of legal terms that you should know and understand. Let’s […]

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GET TO KNOW LARRY SEGALL

Earlier this year, in conjunction with creating a new firm website (and following a trend among many law firms), we decided to shorten the name of the firm from “Gibbons, Neuman, Bello, Segall, Allen & Halloran, P.A.” to “Gibbons | Neuman.” This name change has prompted some questions as to whether there have been big […]

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Special Needs Trusts Planning

NOTICE Act Requires Hospitals to Inform Medicare Patients of Potentially Costly Observation Status

On August 7, 2015, President Barack Obama signed in to law the NOTICE Act (“Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication for Care Eligibility”) which requires hospitals to give written notification to Medicare patients 24 hours after receiving observation care, explaining that they have not been admitted to the hospital, the reasons why, and the potential […]

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