Updates from Solkoff Legal


What is Elder Law?

First, welcome to our website, and to our blog! For those of you not familiar with our practice here at Solkoff Legal, we practice, and indeed have a long history of practice, in the field of Elder Law. For many years, we confined our writing to publishing various articles, many of which are available on […]

A Loving Conversation on Health Care Decision-Making

1. On a scale of 1-10, how would you describe your end-of-life wishes? 2. Have you done a Living Will setting forth your wishes in detail? 3. If you cannot communicate health care decisions yourself, whom would you want to speak for you? 4. Have you appointed a health care agent pursuant to state law? […]

New Report on Medicaid Quality of Care in Florida

From a report released today from The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families along with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Sarasota Herald Tribune: • More than 80 percent of the pediatricians surveyed experienced cases in which insurance plan limits, or requirements for authorizations for needed treatments, such as prescription drugs, had […]

Scott Solkoff addressing the Academy for Continuing Education (ACE)

Scott Solkoff addressing the Academy for Continuing Education (ACE) at the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches. Solkoff Legal, P.A. is the founding sponsor, having made an eighteen year commitment. After his children attended the pre-school, Scott served for eight years on the Board and served as Vice-President of the JCC. For […]

Hiring a Home Health Aide: The perspective of an Elder Law Attorney

Home health aides provide caregiving services to help keep people in their own homes or to provide attendant care services in a facility. Home health aides and certified nursing assistants are often the front line in long-term care and yet home health aides are paid relatively little money for doing highly personal, tough work. People […]

Solkoff Legal is Aware of Spousal Caregiving Challenges and Solutions.

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South Florida Grass-roots Group Pushes For Guardianship Reform

Dr. Robert Sarhan watched in a court as his mother, Yvonne, pleaded a decade ago with a Miami-Dade probate judge to name him as her guardian. After all, he was a doctor with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and a beloved son. Who better to take care of his mother? But citing discord between Sarhan […]

7 Affordable Gadgets Can Make Seniors Safer Drivers — and Everybody Else Too!

Diane C. Lade, staff writer for the Sun-Sentinel has assembled a fantastic list of items that may improve driver safety. According to the article, “there’s no need to spend a bundle on some new wheels. There are gadgets available that cost less than a tank of gas, could make a great stocking stuffer — and […]

Gift of Caring is Precious But You Must Deliver it Carefully

By: Diane C. Lade, Staff writer, Sun-Sentinel As families gather for the holidays, it could be time to have serious discussions with elder relatives. But some of the questions can be touchy. Do they feel safe at home? Can they handle an unexpected hospitalization? Have they fallen victim to con artists or giving out their […]

Spend Time in 2 states?

By: Bernard A. Krooks Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Get informed on the laws… Research can help avoid unwelcome surprises for you or your family We live in a mobile society, where it’s common to spend significant time away from home visiting the grandkids or escaping winter weather. NewYorkers comprise the single largest segment of Florida’s temporary […]