Elder Law FAQ's for Florida

Elder Law Attorney Provides Answers to FAQs

Jacksonville elder law attorney, C. Randolph Coleman, provides answers to Elder Law FAQs and provides other valuable information about elder law in Florida, including planning for Medicaid spend down to reserve family assets when long term care is needed, how to qualify for Veterans Benefits, including Basic Pension and Aid and Attendance to help pay for long term care, and other legal issues related to the legal rights of the elderly in Florida.

The following information is presented through video responses to various elder law questions, as well as information provided through our blog, “The Florida Estate Planning, Elder Law and Asset Protection Blog.”  Our Jacksonville elder law attorney has over 30 years experience working with legal issues involving and affecting the elderly in Florida. The answers to FAQs and other information provided is based on the experience gained over those 30+ years and is designed to help you understand some of the basic issues associated with long term care planning and other provisions of the law affecting elder members of our community.

If you need information or have questions that are not directly addressed in this material, please call our Jacksonville elder law attorney at (904) 448-1060, or toll free at 966-510-9099, or email us at Info@TheColemanLawFirm.com.

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