Monthly Archives: May 2015
Florida Supreme Court Bans Some Nonlawyer Medicaid Planning Activities It has been common for nonlawyer companies or consultants (sometimes known as “elder counselors”) to be involved in Medicaid planning to help elderly people qualify for government-subsidized long-term healthcare. Some nonlawyers have drafted personal service contracts, prepared and executed qualified income trusts, or given advice… Read More »
Probate Appeal Dismissed on Behalf of Firm’s Appellee Clients The Firm, through Of Counsel attorney Joanne Rose Telischi, successfully moved to dismiss an appeal on behalf of its Appellee clients, the personal representatives of an estate in a Florida-based probate case. The Appellants, potential heirs of the estate, had appealed a probate court order… Read More »
The Firm Successfully Obtains Stay Pending Appeal of Contempt Order for Failure to Pay Attorney’s Fees
The Firm Successfully Obtains Stay Pending Appeal of Contempt Order for Failure to Pay Attorney’s Fees Recently, the Firm successfully obtained a stay of an order that found a former husband in contempt of court for failure to pay attorney’s fees to his ex-wife’s attorney. The parties’ marriage was dissolved by a final judgment… Read More »
Jon Mann volunteered for Habitat for Humanity recently. Jon is a community service chair for the Palm Beach County Group. The event took place on Saturday, April 18 at a house in Jupiter.
Florida Supreme Court Amends Rules of Appellate Procedure The Florida Supreme Court recently issued three orders updating the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with amendments that took effect on January 1, 2015. The first order amended Rule 9.142(a)(1)(B) (“Procedures for Review in Death Penalty Cases; Procedure in Death Penalty Appeals; Record”) to require the… Read More »