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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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Veterans push for V.A. to Support Medical Marijuana

By Leigh Barber

Amidst the ongoing American opioid crisis, veterans are looking for alternatives to treat their mental and physical ailments. Many have found that using medical marijuana not only cuts down on their prescription opioid use, but that it is often more effective at treating the pain. While many vets benefit from medical marijuana on a daily… Continue Reading

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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

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