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Proven Solutions for the Legal Issues of Aging

Talking about elder law issues when faced with your own, or a loved one’s, declining health or imminent death is never a pleasant conversation. However, avoiding the conversation today WILL impact tomorrow. If you are facing an emergency, every decision becomes even more difficult, and more crucial.

Our Services

Paying for Care

Helping you with advice on Public Benefits, including planning for, and assisting with, Medicaid eligibility; Veterans Benefits; VA Pension with Aid & Attendance; Irrevocable Trusts for asset protection; and more.
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Planning for Incapacity & Death

Planning for Incapacity & Death. Personal and Health Care Planning, including consultations and preparation of Durable Powers of Attorney, Living Wills with Health Care Surrogate Designations, Pre-Death planning documents, such as Wills and Trusts, and more.

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After Death Estate and Trust Administration

Fiduciary representation during probate proceedings, assistance with trust administration and finalization, serving as Personal Representative and/or Trustee if requested.

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Who is Donna Sobel?

When not working with her clients, Donna enjoys reading, boating, and attending Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Bay Rays games.  She is married to Edward Sobel, a Family Law attorney in Bradenton, and they have 2 children:  Isabella is an attorney in Tampa, representing governmental entities; Zack is a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves and is currently attending law school at UCLA.  Also an animal lover, Donna’s fur family consists of a Doberman Pinscher named Ozzie and 4 cats.  She also is the caretaker of a feral cat colony, making sure they are spayed and neutered.

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Elder Law News

18Nov

What to Do If You Are Appointed Guardian of an Older Adult

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Being appointed guardian of a loved one is a serious responsibility. As guardian, you are in charge of your loved... Read More →
04Nov

Medicaid’s Power to Recoup Benefits Paid: Estate Recovery and Liens

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Federal law requires the state to attempt to recover the long-term care benefits from a Medicaid recipient’s estate after the recipient’s death.... Read More →

Elder Law Tips

Don’t let fear stop you from planning. The earlier you start, the more you can protect, and the more options you have.

Make sure the attorney you hire is experienced in Medicaid planning. After all, you wouldn’t consult a dermatologist for a heart problem. Pick the right person for the right job.

Applying for Medicaid prior to qualification could result in being disqualified for a longer period of time than you otherwise would have been.

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