In 1976, President Gerald Ford proclaimed May as Older Americans Month. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys also recognizes and celebrates May as National Elder Law month. I am an elder law attorney, and it is my great pleasure and honor to get to work with older Americans.  

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I hope I make a point here with you.  April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).  Why is it important?  


NHDD is set aside each year to inspire, educate and empower the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning.  The NHDD was founded in 2008 to provid...

Clinkscales Elder Law Practice, P.A. is committed to ensuring your services remain uninterrupted if our community is impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health, safety and well-being of our team, clients, and friends of the office is our number one priority. 


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Changes to IRA Accounts 

The “SECURE Act” is effective beginning January 1, 2020.  In a law passed by Congress, it makes major changes in the way required minimum distributions in IRA and Roth IRAs are treated as you age and when they are inherited by your beneficiaries.  Prior to the SECURE Act, all owners of...

My stepfather (Andy) passed away just over three years ago.  Though he and my mom divorced many years ago, Andy and I remained very close.  We talked, if not every day, at least every week.  Andy was important in my life.  Through the years, he was at many important events: the birth of all three of my sons;...