Shalloway & Shalloway Announces Misconceptions About Medicaid Planning Blog

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(West Palm Beach, Florida) March 21, 2019

Shalloway & Shalloway, an elder law firm in West Palm Beach, is pleased to announce their new blog post on common misconceptions about Medicaid planning in Florida. The staff regularly shares articles, news, updates, and tips on their website’s blog in order to keep their clients educated about the happenings of elder law.

Because so many people seem to have questions about Medicaid eligibility, firm president Mark Shalloway decided to drum up an easy to comprehend post debunking some misconceptions—such as whether or not you can give away a certain amount to qualify for Medicaid, or if the state will take a home if the elder is on Medicaid. By providing these answers, citizens can rest a little more easily.

“Mark Shalloway and his staff make learning about major happenings in the legal community easy for the layperson,” Brandon Bell of O’Fallon, Illinois says. “Some of these topics are vastly important, and without Shalloway breaking them down, I think a lot of people would be clueless.”

At Shalloway & Shalloway, the staff is dedicated to educating their clients. This is why, on top of the blog posts, Mark Shalloway updates the site with more in-depth newsletters and holds monthly seminars about estate planning in the Palm Beach area. These attorneys want their clients—past, present, and future—to be knowledgeable about the topics directly influencing them. They treat their clients like individuals with individualized needs, something that many attorneys neglect. They care just as much about the outcome of a case as much as their client does.

For more information on Shalloway & Shalloway, call (561) 686-6200, fill out their contact form, or visit their office.

1400 Centrepark Blvd, Suite #600, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Mark Shalloway, West Palm Beach Elder Law Attorney, Announces Attendance at National Business Institute Seminar

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(West Palm Beach, Florida) January 16, 2019

Mark Shalloway, elder law attorney in West Palm Beach, is pleased to announce his attendance at a National Business Institute Seminar. This particular seminar revolved around the ins and outs of probate. Shalloway served as a speaker at the event, where he educated attorneys about this branch—and others—of elder law. This is not the first time the National Business Institute called upon Shalloway for a seminar—last June, he spoke at an event focused on special needs trusts.

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As one of the top estate planning attorneys in Palm Beach, these seminars are right up Shalloway’s alley. Mark Shalloway is the president of the elder law firm under his name—Shalloway & Shalloway. Shalloway and his staff cover a number of areas of practice that are encompassed under the name of elder law, such as Medicaid protection, veterans’ benefits, and guardianship.

For over 25 years, the firm has been one of the most trusted in South Florida. They aren’t focused on numbers like other attorneys—what the staff at Shalloway & Shalloway really want is to provide their clients with the results and respect they deserve.

 

Recently my wife and I had to take care of a will and insurance issue for her mom,” one client, Frank K. says, “…We visited Mark Shalloway and his group. They were excellent, kind, bright and very patient with us. We would recommend them for all elder care needs… Life worrying about your elder parents is not easy, but you helped us tremendously.”

For more information on the firm, call (561) 686-6200, or visit their offices.

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Mark Shalloway Presents Alzheimer’s Awareness Proclamation

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(West Palm Beach, Florida) December 11, 2018

Mark Shalloway—owner of West Palm Beach elder law firm, Shalloway & Shalloway— served as the presenter for the proclamation that declared November Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.  Shalloway presented the achievement alongside Mary M. Barnes, President and CEO of Alzheimer’s Community Care (ACC). This declaration was put in place in order to strive for greater awareness and education for the disease that causes monumental difficulties for not only thousands across Palm Beach County, but millions across the world.

Along with the proclamation, the members of Alzheimer’s Community Care pledged to the County Commissioners to preserve the wellbeing and advocate each of the individuals and families effected by the disease. For those in one of ACC’s specialized care and service centers, the staff at ACC pledge to continue keeping these elders’ lives happy and stimulated. The organization also vow to continue donating 92 cents for every dollar raised. Compared to many charitable organizations, this is a massive percentage of their funds.

Mark Shalloway’s long history of practice in the field of elder law, as well as the steps he takes to keep the community well-informed and protected from elder abuse makes role in the Proclamation Day perfectly placed.  For over 25 years, Shalloway and his elder law firm have served the West Palm Beach area through helping clients secure their Medicaid protection, veteran benefits, special needs trusts, and more.

“Mark Shalloway and his staff care more about the numbers they crunch or the amount of cases they book,” Brandon Bell of St. Louis Missouri says. “They care about the people, their problems, and finding them a solution.”

To learn more about Shalloway & Shalloway, call (561) 686-6200, or visit their offices.

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Shalloway & Shalloway Announces Protection from Exploitation Bill

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(West Palm Beach, Florida) November 8, 2018

The experienced elder law attorneys at Shalloway & Shalloway are pleased to announce that vulnerable, Florida adults are now protected by law against exploitation. In March of 2018, Florida governor Rick Scott signed a bill that provides the ride to file an injunction for the protection against exploitation of a vulnerable adult—namely, those under the care of a guardian. The bill is especially prevalent in the state of Florida, where a court-appointed guardianship program is in place to ensure the support of adults in need of support due to age, mental illness, or disability.

Exploitation of the elder community is a serious problem not only in Florida, but across the United States. Firm owner and operator, Mark Shalloway, posted this informative blog entiry to help shed light on the situation, and to help family members learn more about court intervention. This could prevent an exploitive guardian from contacting the abused elder, freeze the assets sent to that exploitive guardian, and provide protection (such as restraining order) to the guardian.

Another way to protect senior loved ones is to have a dedicated elder law attorney at hand. The professionals at Shalloway & Shalloway have been serving the elder community for nearly 30 years. Figuring out a loved one’s will, their Medicaid benefits, guardianship, and so much more is difficult and exhausting. Shalloway & Shalloway’s staff is here to make that transition as easy as possible.

To learn more about elder law and Shalloway & Shalloway, call (561) 686-6200, go to shalloway.com, or visit their offices.

1400 Centrepark Blvd, Suite #600, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Mark Shalloway Answers Frequently Asked Questions About Medicaid

(West Palm Beach, Florida) October 2, 2018

Mark Shalloway of West Palm Beach elder law firm, Shalloway & Shalloway, is pleased to announce the latest addition to their website’s informational blog. Shalloway uses the blog to keep his clients up to date with recent changes in the field, as well as to offer tips and tricks to help make lives easier.

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In his newest post, Shalloway addresses frequent questions about income trusts and Medicaid that many have. Income trusts through Medicaid are frequently utilized to offer middle-class Floridians the assistance they need to provide their loved ones in-home and/or nursing home care. The topic can be confusing to many, but Mark Shalloway breaks down a few common questions in an easy to digest format that helps clears the air.

The publication confirms that, no, not all earned monthly-income goes into the trust. The limit depends on the amount of money a person makes, as well as which program they are applying for. He informs the public that income goes into a retirement account, VA pension, and social security. The money can be used for certain expenses as a sort of monthly allowance. With these answers out in the open, Medicaid doesn’t seem as intimidating of a topic.

The staff at Shalloway & Shalloway are always doing what they can to ensure that their past, present, and future clients are as educated in the field as possible. Educated people make educated decisions, which are vastly important when dealing with the future of our elderly loved ones. Legal expert, Lucero Nunez, commends Mark Shalloway and his team for their dedication to not only the field, but the people.

“Mark Shalloway goes the extra mile,” he says. “Where many attorneys turn the other cheek and let their clients figure things out on their own, Shalloway is there. His dedication to his clients and their families makes a long-lasting impact in the lives of many.”

For more information on Mark Shalloway, his firm, and elder law, visit their website and their offices.

1400 Centrepark Blvd, Suite #600, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Elder Law Attorney Mark Shalloway Announces Caregiving Fund Expansions

(West Palm Beach, Florida) August 2, 2018

Mark Shalloway, renowned elder law attorney in West Palm Beach, announces the publication of his piece on the expansion of a bill for caregivers of disabled veterans. Mr. Shalloway is known for doing what he can to help his population of clients. Among offering them diligent service and even free seminars on estate planning, Mark Shalloway regularly publishes updates in the field of elder care on his blog, so that his clients are aware of what is happening in their world.

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In his most recent post, Mark Shalloway updates his clients on a bill that was approved earlier this year. The VA Mission Act allows a wider range of benefits available for caregivers of disabled veterans. Initially, the bill was created to provide benefits to veterans following 9/11, and a monthly stipend, training, and health insurance to their caregivers.

It was realized in recent years that this bill should be more inclusive, as there are a number of veterans and caregivers who need help and were not receiving it, under this bill. Beginning in early 2019, the bill will expand to provide coverage to those who were severely injured in the line of duty before May of 1975—or during the years of the Vietnam War.

While elder law is Mr. Shalloway’s focus, his umbrella also covers veterans. There are problems with the bill and the disbursement of funds, and to claim these benefits that are being withheld, many need a good lawyer. That is why Mr. Shalloway and his firm felt obligated to bring light to this updated bill—to finally allow clients the help they need.

To learn more about the mission act, or the other legal fields covered by Shalloway & Shalloway, call (561) 686-6200, or visit their website.

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Mark Shalloway to Speak at Special Needs Advisory Coalition of Palm Beach County Summit on Housing

(Palm Beach County, Florida) November 15, 2017

The Special Needs Advisory Coalition of Palm Beach County (SNAC) is pleased to announce the presentation of a speech by Mark Shalloway, an elder and special needs care attorney in West Palm Beach. The occasion at SNAC is a summit focused on implementing housing solutions in collaboration with families and providers.

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Mark Shalloway is a prominent elder care and special needs care attorney based in West Palm Beach. He is the founder of Shalloway & Shalloway, Palm Beach County’s most prestigious elder care law firm and a strong and vibrant participant in the legal and philanthropic community.

Mr. Shalloway explains his interest in the SNAC organization:

I am thrilled to be speaking at the SNAC Summit. This is an excellent organization representing a very important cause in our community. SNAC has bettered the lives of many families in need of proper care and housing for their special needs loved ones. 

Mr. Shalloway maintains prominent board certifications with Elder Law (CELA) and the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) memberships. He is also an Accredited Veteran’s Administration attorney. He is a fellow and past president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

The Shalloway and Shallway firm’s practice areas include:

 

  • Medicaid/Long-Term Care/Asset Protection
  • Veterans Benefits (Aid & Attendance Program)
  • Life/Health Care Planning
  • PI Settlement Consulting
  • Special Needs Planning/Special Needs Trusts
  • Medicare Set-Aside Trusts
  • Guardianship
  • Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts
  • Trustee & Fiduciary Services
  • Probate & Trust Administration

The SNAC Summit starts the evening of Friday November 17th and continues from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday the 18th , hosted on the campus of the Els Center of Excellence, in Jupiter, Florida.

The SNAC was formed in 2015 in response to a Community Needs Assessment, the State of Special Needs in Palm Beach County, initiated by the Unicorn Children’s Foundation with extensive community support and input. 

For more information about Mark Shalloway and the Shalloway & Shalloway law firm visit the official website at shalloway.com or the official Facebook page. For more information on the Special Needs Advisory Coalition Summit on Housing visit the official invitation.