Blog – The Law Office of Carol A. Lawson

Medicaid Planning? Why You Need An Irrevocable Trust

The Medicaid asset limit for a nursing home resident covered by Medicaid is no more than $2,000 in “countable” assets.  An irrevocable trust will...

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How to Shelter Assets from Nursing Home Care Costs

Give monetary gifts to your loved ones before you get sick. Hire an attorney to draft a “life estate” for your real estate,… Place...

Failure to Disclose Claim in Bankruptcy Petition

Lewis v. Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC  The Debtor filed a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in NJ.  The Debtor did not disclose his FDCPA action and...

Survival Skills You Learn When You’re in Debt

Guest Blog- by Oak View Law Group,  Author Ian Caldwell Being in debt is not always bad. Are you astonished? You shouldn’t. Every experience...
Health Insurance Coverage Exemption

Why You Need a Durable Power of Attorney

Client’s often ask why can’t I just put my child on my bank account with me.  One of the things that I’m looking at...

Surviving Spouse Rights In Florida

In Florida, a surviving spouse has spousal rights to a deceased spouse’s property whether or not the decedent provided for such in their will.  These...

Savings For Special Needs Kids

As a parent with a special needs child, I  was excited to learn about ABLE, and wanted to share the information with you.   For...

Transitioning? Change Your Gender Marker

Florida residents, you can change your gender marker on your driver’s license or passport. Our office handles this service. Resources: https://transequality.org/documents/state/florida https://transequality.org/know-your-rights/social-security https://transgenderlawcenter.org lists state by state...

What Debts Does Chapter 13 BanKruptcy Wipe Out?

Credit Card Debts Hospital Bills Most Lawsuit Judgments Wage Garnishments Payday Loans Utility Bills Foreclosure Deficiency Balances Vehicle Repossession Deficiency Balances In Chapter 13...

How Do I Qualify For a Chapter 13?

I Have Regular Income I Don’t Qualify For A Chapter 7 under the Means Test I want to Save a House in Foreclosure I...
Health Insurance Coverage Exemption

Transitioning? Change Your Gender Marker

Florida residents, you can change your gender marker on your driver’s license or passport. Our office handles this service. Resources: https://transequality.org/documents/state/florida https://transequality.org/know-your-rights/social-security https://transgenderlawcenter.org lists state by state...