June 28, 2018

On June 15, 2006, the World Health Organization at the UN designated this day to be World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in its 66/127 resolution. This blog post answers the questions:

  1. Why was Elder Abuse Awareness Day established?

  2. Why is it important to shine a lig...

June 21, 2018

Did you know that more than “40% of nursing home residents have reported abuse, and more than 90% report that they or another resident of the facility have been neglected.” These statistics are extremely disheartening and concerning because there are more than 3.2 mill...

June 19, 2018

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics legend and figurehead, currently faces a challenge that is unfortunately still common for many individuals reaching a vulnerable age. Like many individuals, Lee had a very successful career garnering lots of money and assets. Because he has now...

June 14, 2018

Guardianships are no joke. More and more troubling stories regarding guardianships have become public these past few months. In fact, John Oliver chose to dedicate a segment of his show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, to recognize and update his audience with the...

June 12, 2018

What’s a Lady Bird deed? I thought Lady Bird was a movie…

A Lady Bird deed, also known as an Enhanced Life Estate deed, offers another way to avoid the probate process. However, Lady Bird deeds are only available in five states. Luckily, Florida is one of those states...

May 15, 2018

Baby boomers without children, solo agers, make up 20 percent of the boomer population. Like other singles, this generation must consider what actions must be taken in the case of incapacitation or disablement. Like all individuals a living will, a durable power of att...

May 10, 2018

The Florida Bar’s G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian award recipient, Carl Schwait, used this award to his advantage by creating an event to highlight the need to balance and prioritize a person’s work-life in law school and after on. The event took place on April 10 and was ab...

May 10, 2018

In the year 2017, Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system, was the subject of every conversation. Because the value of Bitcoin rose so quickly, it became extremely important to those who possessed it. Cryptocurrency is likely to become an estate asset;...

May 8, 2018

At Lauren Richardson Law, PLLC, one of our very own employees graduated from college this past weekend. With school officially over, it’s time to begin to think about estate planning and how to properly manage your assets. Usually graduates are overly focused with atta...

May 8, 2018

In one of our first blog posts, we detailed the importance of mental health in the law community. According to the Dave Nee Foundation, lawyers are 3.6 times more likely to suffer severe depression. Here at Lauren Richardson Law, PLLC, we support the Florida Bar’s ment...

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