Recent Blog Posts
What Is A Power Of Attorney?
Executing a Power of Attorney is an important step to protect your future. With a power of attorney, you can designate someone to act on your behalf, whether or not you are declared incapacitated. This important legal tool allows you to maintain control of your life while having a plan if you need someone… Read More »
Seven Things an Elder Law Attorney Wants You to Know about Grey Marriage & Divorce
The statistics are clear—more and more folks over 65 years of age are getting divorced. They are also still getting married. With age comes a greater prevalence of illness and incapacity. With subsequent marriages comes complications—adult children, money, and property. When these issues clash, the result often ends up in Court, where attorneys on… Read More »
How Do I Recognize Nursing Home Abuse in a Non-Verbal Patient?
By Michael Brevda, Managing Attorney at Senior Justice Law Firm If your parent is in a nursing home and unable to communicate, you must monitor their well-being and underlying health conditions. When a resident cannot communicate their needs, it is impossible to know if they are being neglected or abused. Unfortunately, nursing home staff… Read More »
New Year, New Estate Planning Documents?
Each year, millions of Americans greet the new year with hopeful resolutions in their hearts. Most of these goals tend to relate to health and fitness, finances, and career development. However, it may be imperative to have an additional goal in mind – one that is normally not thought of during the new year:… Read More »
Why Planning Should Not Wait Until Death
Our office recently met with a woman who had lost her partner and was looking to refinance their shared home so that she could make ends meet. Although the two had been together for quite some time, they never decided to marry. Instead, when they purchased their home together, they relied on the real… Read More »
Lawyer Tara Wood Nominated for 2017 Class of 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County
Samuels Wood PLLC is incredibly proud to announce that our very own attorney, Tara Wood, has been nominated and accepted to the 2017 Class of 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County. Throughout her years of experience, Tara Wood has been an integral part of her community and has proven to be an irreplaceable asset… Read More »
Organ Donation Clauses in Estate Plans
If you are in the process of creating a living will as part of your estate plan, you probably have given ample thought about what end-of-life medical care you wish to receive. However, you might not have realized that you also need to think about what after-life medical care you want performed. Specifically, do… Read More »
Leaving a Legacy to a Special Needs Child
Peyton Manning is leaving a legacy behind. One legacy involves last night’s victory against the Panthers, and the other involves his net worth. Peyton is estimated to be worth approximately $191 million dollars. So where does this leave his family with regard to estate planning? Do You Have a Disabled Child? Things You Should… Read More »
An Overview of the Probate Process in Boca Raton
When a person passes away in Boca Raton, Florida without having created a valid estate plan, the division of their estate will oftentimes be handled in probate court. Simply put, probate is a legal process that commences after a person passes away. This process involves: proving the validity of a person’s will categorizing and… Read More »
Asset Protection Strategies for Florida Seniors
It is extremely important that you take steps to protect your assets, especially if you are entering the golden years of your life. Whether the elderly need help to preserve assets for their heirs, avoid probate, or protect themselves against scams, finding an elder law attorney is crucial. Our firm has compiled some suggestions… Read More »