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June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in six people over the age of 60 experience abuse each year. Elder abuse is also more prevalent among senior citizens in nursing home and long-term care facilities. Types of elder abuse There at least six major types of elder […]

We all know that honorary legal degrees are possessed by every single person on the planet, right?  I get it all of the time from potential clients: “My mom’s friend’s sister told me this is worth $8 million.” Or “My friend was in a car crash and got $400k.” Loss, sorrow … but not necessarily […]

I often receive calls from clients who own real property jointly with another individual who has passed away.  Typically, the potential client is curious about how to title the property solely in their name. In some cases, changing the ownership interests to the sole survivor is as simple as filing the deceased owner’s death certificate. […]

Have you been the recipient of a conditional gift? Or, perhaps, you’ve considered distributing a conditional gift but aren’t sure what is involved. Here are some important things to know about conditional gifts. Conditional gifts can be confusing A conditional gift usually requires the occurrence of an event before the gift is distributed. It can […]

Luhrsen Goldberg has been named a finalist for “Women-Owned Business” in the 2022 Greater Sarasota Chamber Frank G. Berlin. Sr., Small Business Awards. We’re honored to be recognized as one of the three top contenders in this category in a growing geographic area. Surround yourself with the right people Simply being recognized as a finalist, […]

The little calendar notification that my blog was due recently caught me during a rant. I had just learned about some let’s say unscrupulous behavior in which certain colleagues are engaging. Since I wasn’t finished being annoyed when the notification popped up, I figured, hey, why not just go with it?  Put your seatbelts on, […]

There’s definitely a stereotype about personal injury attorneys. To that end, I decided a long time ago that I’ll never be as financially abundant as many injury litigation attorneys. I also realized I am A-OK with that. Some of the stuff I see and hear about makes me cringe, and, frankly, I frequently ask myself […]

I’m not sure if there is something in the air or if this is the newest insurance company scheme. Lately, we have had a number of calls from hopeful new clients saying something like, “Well, I signed some document and took a check, but I’m still hurt.”  Oh boy. We always know this is going […]

Did you know two out of three Americans age 85 or older are women? In honor of Women’s History Month, and as a member of a law firm that’s powered by women, here are a few reasons why women should be thinking about long-term care insurance. Women live longer than men As stated previously, women […]

Two Weeks’ Notice. Yep, I named my blog post after a poorly rated 2002 Sandra Bullock/Hugh Grant film. (Except that I fixed the grammatical error in the original title by adding the appropriate apostrophe.)  Sadly, the real-life implication of the 14-day rule as enacted by Florida’s Legislature in the No-Fault Act is just as bad […]