Freezing your Credit to Minimize Potential Identity Theft

December 3rd, 2018 written by Lance M. McKinney

We all know that identity theft is a growing problem, and it is especially prevalent with our senior population. For those of you with elderly parents who fear they may be vulnerable to identity theft, consider placing a credit freeze […]


Turkey Talk — Registering Your Emergency Contact Information

November 21st, 2018 written by Lance M. McKinney

Let’s try this for turkey talk – did you know you can register your emergency contact information with the Florida highway safety and motor vehicles? You may ask – why is it important that I do this, and why at […]


“Nite of the Living Will”

October 3rd, 2016 written by Lance M. McKinney

    Please join us in our first daylight Halloween presentation “Nite of the Living Will,” where I will have the opportunity to talk about medical treatment decision-making and advance health care planning.  The University of Hawaii’s Elder Law Program […]


Considering Digital Assets in Your Estate Plan

August 19th, 2016 written by Lance M. McKinney

  The digital age has introduced some new twists and turns to estate planning. With computers, smartphones, and the internet playing such a major part of our lives, the need to include digital assets as part of your estate plan […]


ELDER ABUSE and NEGLECT – WHAT is it – WHO Is Accountable

May 22nd, 2014 written by Lance M. McKinney

Florida has made it state public policy to protect it’s elder population.  In particular, we have Florida Statute Chapter 415 which is titled “Adult Protective Services”.  This law defines what Elder Abuse and Neglect is and the penalties related to […]



May 17th, 2014 written by Lance M. McKinney

  HIPAA is a Federal Law with the full name “The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996″. Although it was enacted in 1996, the Federal rules implementing this statute were not completely enacted until December 2000 with a […]


Dealing with Hospital staff for your loved one’s care

May 5th, 2014 written by Lance M. McKinney

As an Elder law attorney, I coach clients daily on how to negotiate our health care system for their loved ones.  I coach them on the legal system and teach them how to conduct themselves.  Recent events in my own […]


Health Care Proxies

October 14th, 2013 written by Lance M. McKinney

If a patient has not previously designated a Health Care Surrogate or Health Care Power of Attorney, or if the Health Care Surrogate or Power of Attorney is no longer available, then Florida law states who can make the medical […]


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