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Elder Law | Mistakes to Avoid if You Are Named the Personal Representative in Probate | Mortellaro Law

By |2019-09-08T14:53:57-06:00September 12th, 2019|Elder Law, Mortellaro Law, Probate|

Elder Law  | Mistakes to Avoid if You Are Named the Personal Representative in Probate   Elder Law | A family member dies, and you are named in the will to serve as the personal representative. In Florida, that is the name of the role of the person who is assigned to distribute the deceased’s [...]

Elder Law Attorney Tampa Florida  | You Worked Hard for Your Nest Egg – Protect It

By |2019-08-23T15:20:17-06:00September 10th, 2019|Elder Law Attorney Tampa, Mortellaro Law, What is Medicaid Asset Protection|

Elder Law Attorney Tampa Florida  | You Worked Hard for Your Nest Egg – Protect It | Mortellaro Law Elder Law Attorney Tampa Florida | Let’s be honest: It’s hard to build savings these days. So if you have sacrificed and built a retirement nest egg or savings that you want to hand down to [...]

Elder Law Attorney Tampa Florida | Choosing an Elder Law Attorney

By |2019-08-23T15:15:31-06:00August 31st, 2019|Elder Law, elder law attorney, Elder Law Attorney Tampa, Mortellaro Law|

Elder Law Attorney Tampa Florida | Choosing an Elder Law Attorney | Mortellaro Law Elder Law Attorney Tampa Florida | The field of elder law encompasses many areas of practice. Therefore, when seniors and their families need assistance, it’s important to think through everything needed. Some of these practice areas overlap, but some may not.  [...]

VA Benefits | Understanding Your VA Benefits Application Denial

By |2019-08-23T15:08:56-06:00August 24th, 2019|Mortellaro Law, VA Benefits|

VA Benefits | Understanding Your VA Benefits Application Denial | Mortellaro Law VA Benefits | There are many types of VA pension benefits, but they generally fall into three groups: retirement, service-connected disability, and non-service-connected disability. Here at Mortellaro Law, we deal primarily with non-service-connected disability claims, the main one being the high-paying benefit known [...]

Medicaid Benefits | What is the Medicaid Look-Back Period?

By |2019-07-30T08:29:26-06:00August 14th, 2019|medicaid assistance|

Medicaid Benefits | What is the Medicaid Look-Back Period? Medicaid Benefits | The qualification process for Medicaid financial assistance is confusing to most people. To become eligible for this state-administered program, there are income and asset limits. This asset is counted while this one is not. How do I know which is and which isn’t? [...]

VA Benefits | Benefits for the Surviving Spouse of a Veteran

By |2019-08-16T07:44:12-06:00August 9th, 2019|VA Benefits|

VA Benefits | Benefits for the Surviving Spouse of a Veteran VA Benefits | Are you the surviving spouse of a wartime veteran? Because of your spouse’s military service, you may be eligible for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Aid and Attendance benefit. This monthly tax-free benefit can ease the financial burden if you need [...]

Elder Law Attorney Tampa Florida | Caring for an Elderly Loved One? Don’t Forget Legal Assistance

By |2019-07-30T08:28:00-06:00August 5th, 2019|Elder Law Attorney Tampa|

Elder Law Attorney Tampa Florida | Caring for an Elderly Loved One? Don’t Forget Legal Assistance Elder Law Attorney Tampa Florida | When an elderly family member reached a point in life where he or she needed regular help, you probably jumped in and offered whatever support you could provide. That may have meant doing [...]

What are ADLs and IADLs, and why are they important? | Tampa Elder Law Attorney | Mortellaro Law

By |2019-07-18T15:02:23-06:00July 29th, 2019|Elder Law, Elder Law Attorney Tampa, Tampa elder law attorney, Uncategorized|

What are ADLs and IADLs, and why are they important? | Tampa Elder Law Attorney  As we get older, things that we did so effortlessly all our lives gradually, or suddenly, become more difficult. In the elder healthcare industry, seniors are evaluated on their ability to handle the “activities of daily living,” or ADLs, and [...]