Senior Survival Workshops— The Best Deal in Town

Some plans had beCan you believe it is come less than optihurricane season again? mal because of the The official season starts new tax laws, and June 1. The National needed fine tuning. In Oceanic and Atmospheric several cases people Administration’s Climate realized their assets Prediction Center prewere earmarked to go dicts a more active than to the wrong people. average season. It foreAmong clients who casts 12 to 18 named came to me for the storms, with three to six becoming major storms. Joseph S. Karp, C.E.L.A. first time, many had old Durable Powers I know, I know. That’s what they said for the past two years of Attorney that did not conform and nothing serious developed. It’s to Florida law. Off-season is a perfect time for easy to get complacent. I’m no meteorologist, but I do know that the you year-rounders to get going and time to prepare is not when a storm check out your estate plan. The heat is barreling through the Caribbean and rain mean less time on the golf and the Publix shelves are picked course. Visitors are minimal. And bare. The time to prepare is well with the Snowbirds out of the picture, before a disaster is staring you in the roads are a lot easier to maneuver. Let’s hope no hurricanes hit your the face. There’s a parallel here with your home or your health. But hope alone estate plan. Without the threat of an won’t cut it. Hope paired with prepaimminent problem, it’s tempting for ration—now, there’s a plan. As step one of that plan, you might Listen to Joe Karp and Anita Finley consider attending one of on Saturday, July 9 from 7:30-8:00 AM our law firm’s “Senior Suron WSBR 740AM and on the vival Workshops,” listed in Internet at www.wsbrradio.com. this publication. The workshop will tell you how you most people to put off getting their can protect your assets and your affairs in order, to take a kind of family, and fill you in on the most recent developments in Florida estate wait-and-see attitude. Unlike us year-round Florida resi- planning law. Joseph S. Karp is a nationally certified dents, our Snowbird neighbors do have that sense of urgency: they and Florida Bar-certified elder law attorney know they will be leaving the state. (C.E.L.A.) specializing in the practice of Trusts, Estates and Elder Law. My office was besieged this Spring His offices are located at 2500 Quantum with Snowbirds who wanted to take Lakes Drive, Boynton Beach (561) 752-4550; care of their planning before they 2875 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens packed up and went North, asking if (561) 625-1100; and 1100 SW St. Lucie W. we could get the work done before Blvd., Port St. Lucie (772) 343-8411. Toll-free from anywhere: 800-893-9911. they left the area. We obliged. And E-mail: KLF@Karplaw.com or website as we reviewed their documents, www.karplaw.com. clients were time and again astonRead The Florida Elder Law and Estate ished to discover that they weren’t Planning Blog at as prepared as they wanted to be. www.karplaw.blogspot.com.

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