Many people are understandably confused about their legal documents. While most folks are familiar with – or have at least heard of – a Last Will and Testament, a Trust, and a Power of Attorney, they may still be puzzled by the documents related to their health care. This article will explain the basics of
We’re very fortunate to have beautiful Sarasota National Cemetery right here in our backyard. And most veterans and their loved ones know that a veteran who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable may be eligible for burial in a Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery, such as the one in Sarasota. But many veterans,
Do you or a loved one own savings bonds? If so, you might want to read this article because you may not know about some of the problems they can create. For younger people who might not know what a savings bond is, it’s a debt instrument secured by the U.S. government. A debt instrument,
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