I was born and raised in Bellmore, NY (Long Island), and graduated from Hofstra... more
I was born and raised in Bellmore, NY (Long Island), and graduated from Hofstra University (1986) and Hofstra Law School (1992). I practiced at prestigious Manhattan law firms until moving to Florida in 2004. I founded Beller Smith in 2008 with my partner, Yoshimi Smith. We are a trusts and estates boutique firm, handling all matters concerning trusts, estates, probate and contested guardian... view profile
Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney. Practice areas include: Estate... more
Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorney. Practice areas include: Estate Planning; Estate and Trust Administration; Estate and Trust Litigation; Federal Income, Estate, Gift and Generation Skipping Transfer (GST) Taxation; Planning for Florida Domicile; Planning for Charitable Contributions and Foundations; Planning for Distributions from IRAs and other Qualified Plans.
Ellen S. Morris is a partner with Elder Law Associates PA. Her practice is devoted... more
Ellen S. Morris is a partner with Elder Law Associates PA. Her practice is devoted to litigation in the guardianship, fiduciary, estate, trust, nursing home residents’ rights and broad elder law areas, and transactional work in elder law, including wills and trusts, guardianship and guardianship advocacy, Medicaid and nursing home planning, Medicaid applications, disability planning, special ne... view profile
Alice Reiter Feld has earned a reputation as one of Floridas most devoted advocates... more
Alice Reiter Feld has earned a reputation as one of Floridas most devoted advocates for seniors and their families. Ms. Reiter Feld has been in private practice for over 30 years. During that time, shes proven to be a determined fighter for the rights of senior citizens and family members when it comes to elder care options, and on the importance of engaging an elder law attorney to plan an... view profile
As a member of the Joint Public Policy Task Force of The Florida Bar Elder Law... more
As a member of the Joint Public Policy Task Force of The Florida Bar Elder Law Section and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, Mr. Krooks works to protect the rights of the state's most vulnerable citizens. He was invited to join a special sub-task force to review policies of The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) that may not be in compliance with federal law. The specia... view profile
The Curran Law Firm caters to new parents, families with kids entering high school... more
The Curran Law Firm caters to new parents, families with kids entering high school and college, and empty nesters with estate plan, wills, trusts, financial and health care power of attorney as well as probate, real estate and small business matters. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free w... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.