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SSA Update for Same-Sex Couples

By captivation

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage in all states. Since this ruling, the Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes same-sex couples’ marriages in all states as well as some non-marital legal relationships (such as specific civil unions and domestic… Continue Reading

Continuing Care Retirement Communities…Are They For You?

Continuing Care Retirement Communities…Are They For You?

By Neil Lyons

Residential options for senior citizens typically include one of the following: living at home, with a relative, residence in an Independent Living Facility (ILF), residence in an Assisted Living Facility (ALF), and/or Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). A residential arrangement called a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), combines ILF, ALF, and SNF under one roof. A… Continue Reading

This Video Captures an Alzheimer’s Moment of Clarity

This Video Captures an Alzheimer’s Moment of Clarity

By Amanda Mattox

Alzheimer’s is a debilitating and slow disease. Loved ones can spend years watching their spouses, partners, or parents fade into the Alzheimer’s abyss. Those afflicted suffer memory loss, many times robbed of their ability to recognize those most dear to them, sometimes becoming fearful or even volatile. An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages… Continue Reading

Boyer & Boyer, P.A. Partner Certified by Florida Bar in Elder Law

Boyer & Boyer, P.A. Partner Certified by Florida Bar in Elder Law

By Amanda Mattox

In September of 2016, one of the partners of Boyer & Boyer, PA., Andrew R. Boyer, Esq. was Certified by the Florida Bar in Elder Law. Certification is the highest level of evaluation by the Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification. The Florida Bar… Continue Reading

Eligibility and Medicare

Eligibility and Medicare

By Amanda Mattox

Eligibility for Medicare usually occurs at age 65. Some people who are younger (ages 18 to 65) and have certain disabilities that prevent substantial gainful employment can also get Medicare. However, the focus of this article will be on Medicare Parts A & B, also referred to as “Original Medicare” or “Traditional Medicare”. Medicare is… Continue Reading

AARP Postcard Parties: Pizza & Postcards

AARP Postcard Parties: Pizza & Postcards

By Amanda Mattox

In an effort to work on behalf of future retirees, AARP has organized “Postcard Parties: Pizza & Postcards”. These are Pizza Parties with attendees writing postcards to Social Security Administration urging the Administration to update for the 21st Century. Florida boasts the nation’s highest percentage of residents age 65-plus and with more than 4.2 million… Continue Reading

Breaking Through the Iron Cage: An Analysis and Explanation of the New Guardianship Legislation and Expansion of Centralized Oversight Agencies

Breaking Through the Iron Cage: An Analysis and Explanation of the New Guardianship Legislation and Expansion of Centralized Oversight Agencies

By Amanda Mattox

Our very own Attorney Neil Lyons will be presenting a seminar at The Fountains of Hope. Attorney Lyons will be reviewing new guardianship legislation and agency updates that can affect our clients, their families, and vulnerable elderly adults. Wednesday, May 18∙10:00am-11:00am The Fountains of Hope Assisted Living Facility #12784 2250 Jesus Way Sarasota, FL 34240… Continue Reading

Do-It Yourself and Free Estate Planning Forms…Proceed with Caution

Do-It Yourself and Free Estate Planning Forms…Proceed with Caution

By Nicholas Chipurnoi

A quick search of the internet reveals no shortage of Free Power of Attorney Forms, Free Will Forms, and other fill in the blank estate planning documents.  With the rampant growth and availability of the do-it yourself (DIY) legal market, it is worth taking a moment to evaluate what is in the consumers’ best interest…. Continue Reading

Lions and Tigers and Bears…and Birds…Oh My!

Lions and Tigers and Bears…and Birds…Oh My!

By Amanda Mattox

On March 31,2016 Boyer & Boyer staff and family enjoyed an afternoon of education and fun at the Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary. Thanks again to the staff at the sanctuary for our private up close and personal tour of the facility. The sanctuary strives to educate the public by fostering appreciation for animals and… Continue Reading

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