Who Can Help You When You Need It The Most?

We often tell clients that effective estate planning doesn’t just involve handling matters after your death, but, more importantly, involves making provisions for your care while you are living, but suffer a disabling event which prevents you from acting for yourself. Every adult should have a Designation of Health Care Surrogate to designate someone (and […]

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Elder Law Attorney Discusses Long Term Care Planning with Caregiver Support Group

On April 11, 2017, the firm’s elder law attorney, Elizabeth Allen, gave a presentation on long term care planning to members of the Alzheimer’s Support Group at Hyde Park United Methodist Church hosted by Jennifer Green of Right At Home. This group is comprised of caregivers to individuals with Alzheimer’s.  They meet every second Tuesday […]

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Attorney Elizabeth Allen Discusses Special Needs Planning with Buddy Baseball

On March 27, 2017, Attorney Elizabeth Allen gave a presentation on planning for individuals with special needs to the Buddy Baseball organization. Buddy Baseball is a noncompetitive, recreational baseball league for boys and girls with special needs located in Tampa, Florida. The presentation was held at the Omar K. Lightfoot Recreation Center in Temple Terrace. […]

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Firm’s Elder Law Attorney Speaks at Business Transitions Council Meeting

Elizabeth Allen, the firm’s elder law attorney, gave a presentation on March 7th to the Business Transitions Council.  This group is made up of Tampa Bay area business leaders who focus on sharing ideas, experiences, education and insights among its members and the business community to increase the members’ professional effectiveness. Ms. Allen spoke to […]

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Why You Need An Elder Law Attorney Now

As we or our loved ones age the possibility of long-term care is that ever present fear in the back of our minds.  The total upheaval of lives due to long term health matters takes its toll.  A wife struggles to keep her husband at home while watching him deteriorate from Alzheimer’s; a daughter becomes […]

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Gibbons | Neuman Donates Hand-Made Quilts to Hospice

For the last few years, the firm’s elder law attorney, Elizabeth Allen, has donated hand-made lap quilts to LifePath Hospice of Hillsborough County.  This year, other members of the firm- Office Manager Linda Thompson, and retired Office Manager, Sally Johnson- decided to join in.  They donated three hand-made quilts.  Quilting has been a hobby for […]

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Got Durable Power of Attorney? (If not, you should)

A Durable Power-of-Attorney (DPOA) is a legal document that allows someone you chose (called an agent or attorney-in-fact) to handle your financial and personal affairs. The “durable” in durable power of attorney is critical because it means that your agent can continue to act on your behalf even if you become incapacitated.  Many people fail […]

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VA Aid & Attendance: The Little Known Big Benefit

There is a VA program out there that a lot of people do not know about, but should.  It is called the VA Pension Program and it is for veterans and the surviving spouses of veterans.  The Program allows a cash benefit that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays to wartime veterans or their […]

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CARING FOR YOUR PETS WHEN YOU NO LONGER CAN

People love their pets and usually think of them as part of their family. But what will happen to your furry or feathered family member if something happens to you? People often believe they will outlive their animal and thus be able to care for them forever, but their illness, accident or sudden death can […]

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