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July 2019 Archives

Guardianships: Professional guardian accused of breaking the law

Many families across Florida have loved ones who need special care. They might be older and unable to fully care for themselves or make their own medical decisions, so the best solution might be to appoint someone to be that person's guardian. Guardianships can be set up using a family member or trusted family friend, or even with someone who provides this service professionally. Though most professional guardians handle their role responsibly, there are times when that is not the case. One woman who works as a professional guardian was recently accused of providing improper care and the legal system is now working to determine if she broke the law.

Medicaid planning: Lyft allowed to transport Medicaid recipients

The increased care needs of senior citizens are something that many families have to deal with. It can be difficult to ensure that older people's needs are properly met. Careful consideration of Medicaid planning can mean a huge difference for elders who may not be able to take care of themselves the way that they used to do. Fortunately, there are also modern solutions for these problems. Florida recently passed a law that will allow the rideshare company Lyft to provide Medicaid beneficiaries with transportation.

Understanding the Federal Gift Tax Annual Exclusion for 2019

Everyone needs to consider how much to leave to their heirs after passing away. Although it seems like a simple transfer of assets, estate planning becomes complicated quickly. There exists a gift tax placed on the transfer of property or money to another person by which the giver receives nothing in return. 

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