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South Florida Law’s elder law practice area helps families protect their savings, home and other assets from being liquidated to pay for long term care / nursery home costs. This includes restructuring assets in preparation for Medicare applications and avoiding the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program.

Reduce Inheritance Taxes with a Generation Skipping Trust

For families with a high net worth, inheritance and estate planning can be complex.  Although there is no inheritance tax or estate tax in the State of Florida, it is important to note that the estate of a deceased person could still owe federal inheritance taxes if the value of the estate exceeds the lifetime [...]

2022-01-16T16:18:37+00:00Elder Law, Estate Planning|

Qualified Income Trusts (A Medicaid Solution for Florida Residents)

Long-term care for seniors delivered in a nursing home setting can be prohibitively expensive for most people. Still, some 70% of those over 65 are expected to need long-term care with 20% of seniors likely to require it for five or more years. Medicaid provides financial assistance to those requiring long-term care and qualified income [...]

Navigating Medicaid Means Testing

By most people’s standards, a nursing home can be very expensive. It is not unusual to pay anywhere between $5,000 and $10,000 a month to a facility for an individual (or double that cost for a couple). Medicaid means testing ensures that the people who have the greatest financial need for coverage receive Medicaid benefits. [...]