World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 14th, 2019 written by Lance M. McKinney

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. With ever increasing numbers of elderly people around the world, elder abuse is a very serious issue that we as a society are tasked with dealing with. Unfortunately, elderly people can be […]


New Appeals Process for VA Disability Benefits

January 30th, 2019 written by Lance M. McKinney

Veterans who have been denied for VA Disability Compensation Benefits, which are monetary benefits paid to veterans who were injured during their service or whose service aggravated an existing injury, will soon have new ways to appeal the denial of […]


Hospital Price Transparency

January 23rd, 2019 written by Lance M. McKinney

Effective January 1, 2019, hospitals are now required to publicly post sticker prices online. So, if you are curious about what a hospital test or procedure will cost, you can check the hospital’s website to get an idea. Although the […]


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 […]


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