A new Florida elder financial exploitation law is coming soon. Florida has some pretty good legal protections for our elders. We have civil and criminal laws protecting the vulnerable. The Department of Elder Affairs has an Elder Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation hotline (800-96-ABUSE) and also offers online and fax options for reporting suspected elder abuse,
Sarasota estate planning and elder law attorney Cindy Clark will be host Chuck Emglund’s guest on Suncoast Speaks, AM 930 The Answer, on Saturday, May 26 at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday, May 27 at 1:30 p.m. Or, you can listen live online at www.am930theanswer.com. Cindy will discuss various estate planning and elder law topics.
By Cynthia M. Clark, Esq. So, after three weeks of media hype and a circus-like spectacle, Governor Rick Scott signed this bill into law. Politics aside, the bill was horribly written and will likely face many court challenges over the next few years. Weeping teens and hysterical, uninformed parents demanded action. “Do something!” they screamed.
Many of you know that we moved our Sarasota office in December. Our Sarasota office is now located at 2801 Fruitville Rd, Suite 220, Sarasota, FL 34237 (in PenWest Park at Fruitville & Tuttle). But here are some things you might not know: We’re sharing our Sarasota office space with two other lawyers, Jeff Young
by Cynthia M. Clark, CFP(R), JD Weed seems to be on everyone’s lips today – pun intended. 🙂 As a Certified Financial Planner professional, I have to stay on top of financial information. And, as you know, financial planning and estate planning go hand-in-hand; you can’t do one without the other. So when I read
By Cynthia M. Clark, Esq. Every few months I’m contacted by people in their late 20s or early 30s who wants to sue their parents for stealing money from their 529 and UTMA accounts. The conversation usually starts like this: “I just found out that my grandmother left money for me in a 529 or
[Updated June 12, 2018] It’s hard to believe it’s been over a year since I wrote One Toke Over the Line: Medical Marijuana Snuffs Out Gun Rights and even longer since I wrote Up In Smoke: Gun Rights Under Current Marijuana Laws. Pot is still making headlines, but now we’re starting to see actual governmental
Most people think of elder abuse as actual physical abuse of an elderly, dependent person. But it’s so much more than that. It can be verbal, physical, psychological or emotional, sexual or financial. It can also be neglect – either intentional or unintentional. In Florida, EVERYONE (not just medical professionals) has a duty to report
There may now be a faster approval process for NFA transfers. The implementation of the onerous Rule 41F has massively bogged down the NFA transfer approval process, with wait times now approaching one year. But the ATF, in partnership with three private companies, has now implemented a barcode scanning system that is expected to cut
Paralegal/Legal Assistant – Full-time Attorney Cindy Clark is looking for a full-time Paralegal/Legal Assistant. To be considered for this position you must have at least one year of experience handling Florida probate files from initial filing of pleadings to closing of the estate; excellent communication skills; and strong organizational, time management, and computer skills. Principal