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Pamela M. Burdick

Fort Lauderdale Elder Law Attorney.

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  1. Can you send a list of professional Guardians to me that you recommend...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Pamela M. Burdick
    2. Lee R. Carr II
    3. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Messrs. Carr & Pippen. I do not have a list, but if you wish to call me, I can recommend a professional guardian who is well qualified to assist you.

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  2. My mom has a disability "mental impairment",she never work , is she able to get medicaid?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Emma Sleeth Hemness
    2. Pamela M. Burdick
    3. Matthew Alan Ferrara
    3 lawyer answers

    Without thoroughly understanding your mother's medical and financial situation, I cannot state with certainty whether your mother will be able to get Medicaid. However, you can obtain assistance with different Medicaid programs by contacting the Department of Children & Families. You did not mention your mother's age, but there are many Medicaid programs that may be available to assist your mother depending on her age and disability. Go to the following site to see the list of most of the...

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  3. Does the widow keeps anything (possessions) obtain during the marriage? Such as car that husband brrought as a gift.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Marc Jeremy Soss
    2. Daniel Todd Fleischer
    3. Marian Audrey Lindquist
    4. Pamela M. Burdick
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer depends upon how the car was titled after your deceased husband bought it for you as a gift. If it was immediately titled in your name alone, it is your car and nobody else has a right to it. If it was titled jointly in your name and your husband's name, as joint owners, it became your car on his death. You will need to take the joint title along with a certified copy of his death certificate to the DMV to have it transferred to your name alone.

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  4. What happens if a person does not have a living will

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Ayuban Antonio Tomas
    2. Pamela M. Burdick
    3. Ian C. White
    4. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    5. Daniel Kenneth Printz
    5 lawyer answers

    Because you state that your husband is incoherent, it is unlikely that he may now sign a living will and designation of health care surrogate. For such a situation, Florida law provides for a person to serve as a health care proxy in Section 765.401, Florida Statutes. If there is not a court appointed guardian, you as the spouse would be that proxy and can act and make medical decisions for him. His adult children would be next in line if you were unable to act for him. That law states...

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  5. My mother is getting senile. Her doctor's office is taking on more responsibility for her care.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Jason A. Waddell
    2. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3. Pamela M. Burdick
    4. James Brian Thomas
    4 lawyer answers

    If you have reason to believe that her nurse or doctor are acting in any way that is not in her best interest, you may need to apply to be appointed guardian. However, if your mother has planning documents in place such as a durable power of attorney and living will and health care surrogate designation, a guardianship may not be necessary. I suggest that you begin by locating a good geriatric care manager (GCM) in her area (which you can do by contacting a reputable elder law attorney for...

  6. Look'g to buy 6-7 bdrm home for Assisted Liv'g Facil. How do I know if city will allow it? What ?? do I ask?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Pamela M. Burdick
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2 lawyer answers

    This was posted as an Elder Law question. It is actually a question for planning/zoning/licensing attorneys, or those who deal with those agencies in the cities of interest to you. Initially, you may wish to explore the idea with the planning zoning departments of the cities and counties you are looking at. Eventually, I recommend that you consult with an attorney. One who does this regularly will know the contacts you need to make etc.