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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 Boyer & Boyer

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

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