Grady H. Williams, Jr., LL.M
Alison E. Hickman, J.D.
What we do
Wills & Probate
Long-Term Care Planning
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Video Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What if I do not want to go to a nursing home are there ways to get services brought into the home?
Can I give my agent under a power of attorney the power to make health care decisions for me?
Do I need a living will health care surrogate and power of attorney?
Do I need a new asset protection plan, trust, or will if move to a new state?
Do I need a lawyer for estate planning or can I hire a paralegal or another non-attorney to assist me?
Do I have to wait 5 years after giving anything away to get Medicaid?
Do children have to pay for a parent to be in a nursing home?
Can my mother give me money when she moves into my house?
Can my mother give away $10000 with no problems?
Can I retain control of my assets while simultaneously protecting them from the reach of nursing homes?
Can I require my agent to provide me a monthly or annual account?
Can I pre-plan and pre-pay for my funeral and burial expenses?
Can I leave directions about my final ceremonies and the disposition of my body in my will?
Do I need a will?
Can I give my agent power to make health care decisions for me?
Can I be barred from Medicaid if I just moved into Florida?
Can I appoint the same person as personal representative trustee and guardian?
Can I add my daughters or sons name to my bank account instead of having a power of attorney?
Can a power of attorney be used for estate planning?
Are there ways for me to protect some of my assets and still be eligible for Medicaid benefits?
Are there other ways of leaving property to my beneficiaries other than through a will or a trust?
Are there any assets that Medicaid does not consider available to the Medicaid applicant and/or his or her spouse?
Are there alternatives for managing property when a person becomes incapacitated?
Are there advantages to a power of attorney over a guardianship?
Am I entitled to veterans benefits regardless of how much money I have?
How much does nursing home care cost?
If my spouse and I own everything jointly, might a durable power of attorney still be useful?
If my mother or father is not able to handle her or his own financial matters, what can I do ?
If I need a nursing home, will my spouse and children lose everything?
If I have all my estate planning and long term care documents from another state, do I have to have them redone in Florida?
If I go into a nursing home and my wife stays home, how much of my income can she keep?
If I give someone power of attorney, do I forfeit my own rights to make decisions?
If I enter a nursing home as a private pay resident, do I have to use my assets before I can get Medicaid?
I heard that I am only allowed to keep $50 of income if I am in a nursing home. Is that true?
I cannot afford to keep up the long-term care insurance policy anymore. What should I do?
I am single. What happens if I have to go to a nursing home?
How much of my assets can be saved?
Am I allowed to keep all of my social security and pension if I am in a nursing home and Medicaid is paying for my care?
How does someone apply for Medicaid benefits?
How does an agent use a power of attorney?
How do I select a nursing home?
How do I know if I am eligible for veterans benefits?
How do I go about getting services to come into my home and have Medicaid pay for them?
How do I figure out what the penalty period is for transferring property?
How do I decide if I want to take early retirement?
How can an estate plan prevent a guardianship proceeding?
How can a trust prevent a guardianship proceeding?
Does an agent have any responsibility to use his or her own money to support me?
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