Are Your Assets Protected From Creditors?

You suddenly get a call from a collection agency that says you owe a hospital over $100,000 for care for which you had no insurance.  You tell them you cannot pay, and they respond that they will be getting back to you. What are you going to do?  You own your house and have a

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Why a Trust is Better than Joint Ownership of Property

Clients often ask if joint ownership of property or a bank account is an effective and economical way to pass property to their heirs after they pass on.  Joint ownership avoids probate because the property passes by operation of law to the surviving joint owner.  A recent article in Forbes outlines some of the problems

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Having “The Talk” with your Parents

Almost every baby-boomer I know is dealing with the issue of how best to provide support for aging parents.  Those that are not doing this now have either already been there or will soon be there.  The task can be made much easier by simply starting a conversation with your parents about their wishes. Parents

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Margaritaville

This is not the Margaritaville, empty-nest lifestyle I was hoping for! I had to smile when I read a recent article here in the Washington Post about the sandwich generation which included the line “This is not the Margaritaville, empty-nest lifestyle they were hoping for. Wasn’t this the time they were supposed to finally buy

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Do you really want to disinherit your child?

I occasionally have clients who are very disappointed with a child of theirs, even angry. As a way of demonstrating their extreme displeasure, they punish the child by disinheriting them. They write them out of the will or the trust so that they receive nothing from the estate. They will often include a provision that

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Elder Law St Petersburg

How the Baby Boomers’ Barrister can help navigate the landscape of aging parents Nine years ago, as a 53 year old Baby Boomer with elderly parents, I was faced, along with my siblings, with the challenge of determining the appropriate care for my parents. They claimed to not need any help at all, indeed they

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Estate Planning Tampa

Baby Boomers’ Barrister is an estate planning Tampa based law firm. There are no two people who are alike so estate planning is a very personalized process that involves setting a plan for ones assets based upon their individual desires. The Baby Boomers’ Barrister gets a lot of the same questions from people in Tampa

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