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Boyer & Boyer Fills Over 50 Shoe Boxes for Seniors

By Leigh Barber

On November 30th, the attorneys and staff of Boyer & Boyer, P.A. got together for Shoe Boxes for Seniors, one of our favorite holiday traditions. Shoe Boxes for Seniors is an annual event facilitated by the Sarasota Herald Tribune that began in 2000 as a way to give back to needy children and seniors. Around… Continue Reading

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Is a Corporate Trustee Right for You?

By Leigh Barber

When considering who to designate as the successor trustee of a family trust, most initial trustees would immediately assign the job to a close family member or friend. While this may often be the right choice, some parents may choose to designate a corporate trustee to distribute funds and property after they are deceased. A… Continue Reading

The Three Faces of Homestead: What Every Florida Homeowner Should Know

The Three Faces of Homestead: What Every Florida Homeowner Should Know

By Leigh Barber

Homestead is an extremely complicated concept for many Floridian homeowners. However, understanding how it works can save homeowners thousands of dollars every year. To qualify a home as a Florida homestead, the homeowner must have legal or beneficial title to the home on January 1 of the year in question, and the home must be… Continue Reading

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How the Legal Community is Helping Victims of Hurricane Michael

By Leigh Barber

Thousands of Floridians were critically affected by Hurricane Michael. Homes were destroyed and lives were taken, but the legal community is doing everything they can to help people in need. The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD), in conjunction with the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Section & FEMA, has set up the Disaster Relief… Continue Reading

VA Pension Rules to Include Look-Back Period

VA Pension Rules to Include Look-Back Period

By Andrew Boyer

The Veterans Administration (VA) published new rules that will make it more difficult to qualify for  benefits like Aid and Attendance, a benefit that provides a cash benefit to help defray costs of care for eligible veterans.  The new rules, which go into effect October 18th, 2018, will penalize uncompensated transfers made in the 36… Continue Reading

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New Apple Watch has Multiple Benefits for Seniors

By Leigh Barber

Last week, Apple released a new update for their popular product, the Apple Watch 4. While the device has many intriguing features, the newest additions could benefit seniors in many ways. The Apple Watch can now detect when its user falls down. Apple says the Apple Watch 4 uses its multiple sensors to recognize telltale… Continue Reading

Retroactive Medicaid Eligibility at Risk

Retroactive Medicaid Eligibility at Risk

By Leigh Barber

What is it? Retroactive Medicaid Eligibility (RME) is a policy under current law that allows Medicaid applicants to be retroactively covered not only from the date the application was submitted, but also three months prior to the application. This coverage is only available in those months when the person would otherwise have met all Medicaid… Continue Reading

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Four Legal Documents All College-Aged Kids Should Have

By Leigh Barber

It’s back to school season and if your son or daughter is leaving the nest, there are four legal documents they should sign before they go. You may find it odd that your 18-year-old might need a Durable Power of Attorney or even a Living Will, but it is always better to be safe than… Continue Reading

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Popular Elder Abuse Scams and How to Avoid Them

By Leigh Barber

With today’s elderly population expected to skyrocket in the coming years, scams targeted at the growing demographic are also increasing. The scams vary in tactics and severity, but all aim to harm American seniors. From Nigerian princes to fictitious relatives, seniors must protect themselves and their life savings from these criminal hair-brained schemes. People over… Continue Reading

Boyer & Boyer Team Volunteers at the Food Bank of Manatee

Boyer & Boyer Team Volunteers at the Food Bank of Manatee

By Leigh Barber

Last month, Boyer & Boyer staff members and attorneys spent an afternoon volunteering at the Food Bank of Manatee County. The team cumulatively packed over 800 Sack Summer Hunger Bags for children in need. These bags were distributed to Title 1 schools and to Summer Break Spots around town. Summer Break Spot provides nutritious meals… Continue Reading

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