Beovich, Walter & Friend (BWF) is pleased to announce their covered areas of practice. With a 60-year history of excellence, it is no surprise that the firm employs court reporting professionals who specialize in a variety of branches of law. On the areas of practice page, attorneys can easily access which areas of practice the firm covers and book a litigation service tailored specifically for them. All potential and returning clients have to do is select the page from the header to find the list of legal fields that Beovich, Walter & Friend cover.
The Portland court reporters at BWF are dedicated to providing their clients the most comprehensive services possible. They understand that the client’s needs are what helps keep the company in business. They work tirelessly to ensure each and every one of their clients, no matter how large or small the service.
“I have worked with Beovich, Walter & Friend for several years,” one satisfied client says. “They are professional, efficient, reliable, very accommodating and detail oriented. They have assisted me on cases ranging from simple to very complex without fail. I highly recommend their services.”
Even 60 years after opening their doors, BWF continues to be one of the most well-respected firms in the Portland area. The proof is in their talented reporters, open billing, quality customer service, and use of the most cutting-edge technology. They have managed to gain and keep the trust of law firms not only across the state of Oregon, but the entire country. This is what makes them such a successful business.
Mark Shalloway, top West Palm Beach estate planning attorney, is pleased to announce his firm’s free, virtual seminars. Many think elder law is just wills & trusts, when in actuality the area of practice encompasses topics from Medicaid planning, estate planning, veterans benefits, and so much more. Always a proponent for education, Mark Shalloway knew he had to help the general public better understand the diverse area of practice so that when they finally require an elder law attorney, they know exactly what one can provide them. Thus, Shalloway’s free, virtual elder law seminars were born.
Audience members are encouraged to reserve their spots to get the most out of the seminar. This can be done by calling 561-686-6200, emailing email@example.com, or filling out this contact form. Those who attend are entitled to one free, private virtual estate planning strategy session by phone or video call. Don’t miss out on the great opportunity.
“The time you took out of your busy schedule was most appreciated,” one satisfied client says. “We all learned something new and valuable. Thank you for a very eye-opening session.”
For more information on Shalloway & Shalloway and their services, call 561-686-6200, or fill out this contact form.
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At some point in nearly everyone’s life, we must step up to care for our elderly parents. It is a notion that has grown to be a social standard for hundreds of years. In spite of that, the idea of what takes to properly care for one’s elders has vastly changed over the past 200 years. It was only in 1823 that the first home for the elderly opened in the United States, yet they didn’t become popular until the 20th century. Alzheimer’s, a disease we now know to impacts many elderly persons, was only coined in 1906. The increase of nursing homes and hospice care only happened after 1965, when Medicare and Medicaid were instituted
Aging wasn’t actively studied until the 20th century. Due to the Baby Boom, which occurred roughly between 1945 and 1960, the United States’ population of seniors is at an all-time high, with thousands more joining the ranks every day. Traditional forms of geriatric care don’t cut it any longer. Some elders need constant monitoring and can no longer cook or clean. Some elders only need moderate assistance getting around the house.
There is a wide variety of ways to provide assistance to aged loved ones care—full-time assisted living homes, monitoring systems, hourly care-providers, and more—and each of them have something in common: expense. West Palm Beach elder law attorney, Mark Shalloway, says that nursing homes can average up to $10,000 depending on state. It’s a hefty price to pay for anyone, but the wealthy can usually cover it. Low-income families often have these costs at least partially covered by welfare services.
So, what happens to the middle-class families that don’t qualify for coverage, and can’t pay the fees out of pocket? A good elder law attorney can help find a solution.
“The middle-class people struggle paying for this added monthly cost—$3,000 to $10,000 a month—for dressing, bathing, helping,” Mark Shalloway says. “Since these people need an aid and not a doctor, it isn’t covered, and we have to look into how Medicaid can benefit these people…We can’t shelter every asset, but with planning we can work something out so they can qualify for Medicaid and nursing home care and not be broke.”
Shalloway says elder law is different from many of the other practices of law, because the work they do is defined by the client, not the subject. Attorneys in this area of practice are looking to serve the elder community in any way possible. Clients can find assistance with more traditional aspects like wills and trusts, but also long-term care facilities and even taxes.
It’s through Medicaid planning that elder law attorneys can provide clients with the benefits they need to live out their golden years in comfort. Medicaid planning allows attorneys to find solutions to their clients’ struggle by helping them apply to plans that provide funds for elder care their loved ones (or themselves) the care they need. Through even covering just a fraction of the cost, elders are able to reap some of the benefits they not only need, but deserve.
“Elder care lawyers look into these problems to find ways to benefit others,” Shalloway says. “That is the heart and soul of elder law.”
For more information about Mark Shalloway and his firm, call (561) 686-6200 or visit the Shalloway & Shalloway office.
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The National Network Reporting Company (NNRC) is pleased to announce the latest additions to their remote deposition database. Over the past year, remote depositions have become a crucial step to keep the course of law moving while keeping legal professionals and their clients safe and healthy. The NNRC’s partners have adapted their services to offer superior remote depositions attorneys can rely on. To streamline that search, the NNRC has created a database of firms for attorneys to choose from. To find a firm in their area that offers the service, all attorneys have to do is select the city nearest them from the list.
The latest additions to this database are San Francisco, California and Birmingham, Alabama. Firms are regularly added to the list, so if your specific area is not featured, consider checking the database again at a later date.
For the better part of four decades, the NNRC has been one of the premiere litigation support resources across the United States. The firm’s founders wanted to create a new standard for court reporting and litigation support legal professionals can rely on. Whether in South Florida or Northwestern Washington, attorneys can schedule a service through the NNRC and be confident that the firm will deliver. Each NNRC partner can guarantee fast and accurate court reporters who are dedicated to their clients’ needs.
Whether you require a court reporter, legal videographer, or any other litigation professional, turn to the NNRC for the best service. For more information on the NNRC, call (916) 451-9187, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out this contact form.
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Cady Reporting is pleased to announce their page on the basics of a successful deposition. On this page, attorneys and other legal professionals can kind answers to three key questions many people may have about depositions. Readers can learn learn the definition of a deposition, why one is so beneficial to many attorney’s cases, and how they can be used to make one’s defense as solid as possible. Though not legally required by law, after reading this page, it becomes entirely apparent how depositions can make a major impact on one’s case.
When an attorney requires a court reporter for their deposition in the Cleveland area, the answer as to which firm to pick is clear. Cady Reporting has been a staple of the Cleveland court reporting scene for over 40 years. Clients have come to expect not only their high level of speed and accuracy, but customer service that sets them a part from so many firms in the area.
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As a family-owned and operated court reporting firm, Cady Reporting prides themselves in treating each client like a new member o that extended family. No matter how large or small the case, they truly care about making a positive impact on it. Clients know their case is in good hands with Cady Reporting.
Caring for an elderly loved one is an essential step everyone must take at some point in life. As the middle class shrinks, this is unfortunately not a financially easy thing to do. Whether being the one to supervise an elderly loved one, hiring an at-home aide, or sending them to an assisted living facility, to ensure a beloved senior lives a high-quality life for the remainder of their years a families often must pay a fortune in medical and nursing care. Total costs can easily climb upwards of $100,000!
Even if the at-home aide is only there for a few hours a week, the hourly cost quickly adds up. With all the necessary fees, assisted living centers can easily cost several thousand dollars a month.
Every year, these costs increase, making it difficult for the average family to stay afloat and afford quality care for their loved ones. While many families may earn too much money to qualify for certain government benefits, they don’t make enough to cover these costs of living on their own. This is where guidance from elder and special needs lawyer can help by offering a roadmap to finding proper care and benefits for your family.
An Elder & Special Needs Attorney Can Save Your Family Thousands of Dollars
The worst thing to do is try to tackle these costs on your own. With so many different benefits and the legal jargon surrounding it, figuring out what works best for your loved one can be as difficult as deciphering an unfamiliar language. For those who aren’t quite to this point, but want to plan for their future, figuring out a financial plan might seem like it would only be a few steps when it is so far from that.
Don’t shoulder these important, financial decisions on your own. Unless you have a background in finance or law yourself, it is entirely possible that you will miss some detail that could have saved you even more money as incoming elder care costs.
Shalloway & Shalloway
Arnold Ruderman, a recent client of elder and special needs attorney Mark Shalloway spoke of his experience in looking for legal help for his estate and family law issues: I was in search of someone to help me with a will, financial and medical issue regarding my family and loved ones. We were in a position of trying to find the best financial options for our legal needs.” Mr. Ruderman described his experience with Mr. Shalloway thusly:
“Excellent, very professional, very thorough, easy, explained everything, transparent as far as the different options and we felt very comfortable with our attorney, Mark Shalloway, I felt he had valuable experience that I could trust and that could help me make the best legal and financial decisions for my family. He is very good at what he does.”
A quality elder law attorney will be able to take an unbiased approach to your case, opening doors for you that you never thought could be opened, and getting you exactly the results you require.
“When families reach out they are often middle-class– but not necessarily very wealthy,” according to Mark Shalloway, president of West Palm Beach elder law firm Shalloway & Shalloway says. “Some of our clients are pro-bono, but most are middle class. The middle class fall through the cracks because they don’t fit the requirements for benefits, and they are not quite wealthy enough to hire independent caregivers around the clock. They work hard—they could be teachers, or doctors, or journalists, or other good, hard working people who have saved and are facing Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s, or have a spouse or child with special needs. They can face these diseases for years—for the rest of their lives—and that can impoverish you. If we can do Medicaid planning, that can help.”
For 30 years, Shalloway & Shalloway has been South Florida’s premiere firm for all things elder law. The umbrella of elder law is a wide one, and the firm will cover it all– elder care, veterans benefits, Medicaid planning, estate planning, wills & trusts, and more. Mark Shalloway is known for his “plain English” approach to law. He lays everything out on the table for clients, because he wants them to be absolutely confident in the decisions they make. During such a stressful time in one’s life, clients need an attorney who will be honest and transparent with them. Shalloway and his staff will do just that.
Free Consultations & Free Virtual Seminars
If a client wants to learn a little more about the world of elder law before scheduling an appointment with Shalloway, they can attend one of his monthly seminars. This virtual program occurs via Zoom, and can help clients more comfortably navigate any of the areas of practice elder law encompasses.
The Global Covid-19 pandemic has altered the way everyone does business. For law offices the pandemic has given rise to remote depositions, virtual seminars and a variety of tele-presence meetings and consultations. When it comes to working in the office, contact between staff must be kept to a minimum and accommodations must be made to keep visitors safe. For clients intending to visit a law office, life has become more complicated. Many law firms are trying to find ways to balance the safety needs of their clients and staff with the duties of their practice as the institute new technologies and practices for their attorneys and staff.
For Elder and Special Needs Attorney, Mark Shalloway, this meant establishing new health and safety protocols for the entire office. To safely accommodate clients meetings during this time of Covid-19, the firm limits visitors to the office to one client at a time. Each person entering the office must wear a mask. Upon entry each visitor must have his or her temperature taken. From there, the next step is interacting with a receptionist through a glass panel where documents are examined and scanned. The firm has also added safety shields for documents signings.
Whenever possible consultations are conducted remotely via ZOOM or conference call technology.
Speaking about the new health and safety measures G. Mark Shalloway explains the decisions behind the protocols:
We wanted to create a safe way for our clients to come into our offices while minimizing any risk to our team. Without question the pandemic has changed so much about the world of law and our practice. These new measures are our way of staying on top of the pandemic as much as possible and keeping our services operating for our clients as we keep the office open for our staff as well.
The National Network Reporting Company (NNRC) is pleased to announce their database of partners. Since the 1980s, the NNRC has been one of the leading legal resources that set standards for quality reporting. To become a partner of the NNRC, court reporting companies must go through a strict vetting process that assures their speed, accuracy, and customer service lives up to the needs of the NNRC’s prestigious clients.
On this page, clients can find a list of court reporting firms across the world that can provide them the litigation support they need. Whether in Texas, British Columbia, or London, attorneys and paralegals can book any litigation support service they need with professionals they know they can trust no matter where in the world they are. Find out which court reporting firms support your area by exploring the database of court reporters.
The NNRC and its dedicated partners offer the best legal resources in the game. Each firm offers a variety of litigation support services and cutting-edge technology to fit their many clients’ needs. Court reporters are fast and accurate. Videographers produce content with crisp and clear audio and video. Remote depositions give clients the ability to meet with their entire legal team over a secure, online server. No matter what an attorney needs, they can always expect the best of the best from the NNRC and its partners.
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Nursing homes, assisted living, and homecare services for an elder in need are a difficult expense for many middle-class families to manage. Home health care can be anywhere from $2,000 to $12,000 a month. Assisted living can be anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000 a month. Nursing homes can be anywhere from $9,000 to $14,000 a month. The responsibility to help pay for these services falls on the shoulders of the elder’s children, and while it is a reality many don’t want to face, when their parent frequently falls, wanders, or drives when they should not be, it becomes exceedingly clear just how important extra care is to the elder’s wellbeing.
A few typical diseases that require long-term care versus short-term care are:
Medicare will not pay for care unless you specifically purchased “long-term care
insurance.” All other insurances, including the military Tri-care for Life, will not pay for so-called “unskilled” or “custodial” care. Medicare and its various Advantage Plans and Supplemental policies cover “short-term skilled” care and will not pay for care longer than about 100 days– be that in a nursing home, your personal residence, or anywhere else. The situation isn’t any better for veterans. Many veterans and their families mistakenly believe the VA will pay for at-home health aides, assisted living, and nursing home care because they use VA doctors and get their prescriptions from the VA. Typically, only service-connected disabled vets are an exception, but not for their spouse.
Medicaid is often the answer for those who need help. Financially, the demographics that benefit most from Medicaid planning are middle class married couples worried about impoverishment, a spouse due to the diseases and conditions above, a widow or widower, or an elder’s kids worried about running out of money for their parents and having to pay out of pocket.
Free home aids up to 5 hours a day. Medicaid will also pay for optional adult day care, diapers, prescriptions, medical transportation, physical and occupational therapy, and more. You can add or hire more hours a
day to this on your own if you need.
Care at the assisted living facility. You pay for room and board (rent and food), and Medicaid will pay the care portion of the monthly bill. For example, if the assisted living costs $3,200 a month, Medicaid will pay $1,200 for care, and you pay $2,000 for rent for the apartment and food for the month.
Medicaid Pays the entire nursing home bill after your personal monthly income copay. Your share of cost in a nursing home is never more than your personal monthly income.I f you are married, your spouse may be entitled to keep a portion of your income for his or her own living expenses, lowering your care costs even more.
There are many variables that go into one’s qualification for Medicaid, which is why an elder law attorneys is so crucial throughout the process. One wants a lawyer who can handle their particular legal situation and has expertise in the area of law relating to one’s legal needs. While all lawyers are allowed to advertise, only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as “Bar Board Certified” or as a “specialist”. Certification is the highest level of recognition by the state Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the state Supreme Court.
Certified Elder Law attorneys deal with legal issues involving health and personal care planning, including: advance directives, lifetime planning, family issues, fiduciary representation, capacity, guardianship, power of attorney, financial planning, public benefits and insurance, resident rights in long-term care facilities, housing opportunities and financing, employment and retirement matters, income, estate and gift tax
matters, estate planning, probate, nursing home claims, age or disability discrimination, and
To be certified, the lawyer was required to have substantial involvement in all aspects of planning for aging, illness, and incapacity in the five years preceding certification. Each certified lawyer has passed peer review, completed 60 hours of continuing legal education within the three years immediately preceding application, and has passed a written
examination demonstrating knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the field of elder law to justify the representation of special competence.
When scheduling a board-certified elder law attorney, clients can rest easy knowing they are working with a professional who not only knows what they are doing, but cares about their clients’ well-being. To those going through such a hard time, this is a relief.
Months ago, when people needed legal advice, the answer was simple. Look up an attorney who practices whatever legal needs one might have, and stop by their office for a consultation. Some attorneys, like Mark Shalloway of Shalloway & Shalloway in West Palm Beach, go a step further and offer free legal seminars to his community monthly. This allows anyone in Palm Beach County to learn about applying for Medicaid, asset protection, avoiding the cost of probate, and many more topics that are covered under the wide umbrella that is elder law.
However, given our current public health crisis, holding seminars in person that are designed to facilitate large groups of people is not exactly feasible. Large gatherings are to be cancelled or postponed until a later date, which unfortunately cuts off these learning opportunities for potential clients who want this valuable, free resource before scheduling a consultation with an attorney.
But some law firms fight to perpetuate the spread of knowledge. The staff at Shalloway & Shalloway still offer these seminars, but virtually. These seminars still take place monthly on three different days to accommodate the most people possible, but instead of being packed in a conference or meeting room, the “audience” can now attend via video or call. All an attendee has to do is reserve their free spot by calling (888) 366-0062. The next set of virtual seminars, or webinars, are May 12th, May 13th, and May 14th from two in the afternoon to four in the afternoon. Now, present and future clients can learn about all things elder law from the comfort and safety of their home.
Even legal conferences are still occurring in a webinar format. The annual Fundamentals of Special Needs Trusts Administration Event, an event hosted by Stetson University, took place virtually on April 24. Speakers at this event— including the likes of Attorney Robert Fleming, Chief Fiduciary Officer Gentry Byrnes, and Mark Shalloway— discussed administrative issues trustees, attorneys, financial planners and others involved in Special Needs Trust administration regularly face. It was a fantastic resource for attendees who wanted to learn more about the SECURE Act, examining the use of SNT, and much more. In this virtual setting, everyone was able to stay safe.
The internet and the technology legal professionals have at their disposal allows them to keep in contact with their current and future clients while keeping everyone safe. Not only can clients learn more about elder law and the surrounding areas of practice, but once they know they need an elder law attorney, they can contact the firm. Remote consultations via video of phone call get clients the same legal help they need from the attorneys they trust.
For more information on Mark Shalloway and his firm, call 561-686-6200, or fill out this contact form.
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