Is there a Difference Between a Living Will and a DNR?

May 3rd, 2013 written by Lance M. McKinney

Another question that clients often ask is, “What is the difference between a Living Will and a DNR?” A related question that clients ask is, “Do I need a Living Will if I have a DNR?” and vice versa. Earlier, […]


What is a Living Will?

April 17th, 2013 written by Lance M. McKinney

Sometimes clients ask me, “What is a Living Will?” and, “Should I have one?” A Living Will is a document that discusses a person’s wishes regarding whether to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging procedures, if the person has a terminal condition, […]


What is a DNR” (Do Not Resucitate Order)?

March 19th, 2013 written by Lance M. McKinney

Clients often ask me, “What is a DNR and do I need one?” A DNR, which is short for Do Not Resuscitate Order, is a form that was developed by the Florida Department of Health to signify that a person […]


Medicaid Planning is Not One Size Fits All

March 4th, 2013 written by Lance M. McKinney

Often times people who have loved ones in need of out of home care, such as at an assisted living facility or a skilled nursing facility, are faced for the first time with the very real problem of having to […]


New Guidelines for Adult Day Care Centers that Specialize in Alzheimer’s

September 14th, 2012 written by Lance M. McKinney

On April 6, 2012, Governor Rick Scott signed into law the “Specialized Alzheimer’s Services Adult Day Care Act,” which provides for new regulations for adult day care centers who specialize in services to Alzheimer’s patients. According to the new Florida […]


Effect of Divorce on Beneficiary Designations

September 7th, 2012 written by Lance M. McKinney

Under the old law, if a couple divorces and one spouse later dies, if the other ex-spouse is listed as the primary beneficiary on the life insurance policy, IRA, or annuity, or POD bank account of the dead spouse, then […]


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