Blogs

Digital Assets Part 1: Identifying Digital Assets

The digital world is a large and growing part of our lives. More and more of the things we buy, subscribe to, or that contain critical personal and business information are available exclusively in digital format. This makes it more important than ever for digital assets to be a key consideration when planning for incapacity […]

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Why Choose a Certified Elder Law Attorney

Carol Wallace recently received re-certification as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF).  Initially certified in 1996, Carol became the first attorney in Alabama to attain an elder law certification. She has remained in good standing by going through certification renewal every five years as required. So, what is […]

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Introducing Keifer M. Exum

Our team at the Elder Law Firm of Clements & Wallace has grown with the new year. Get to know our newest attorney, Keifer M. Exum. What led you to this career? My interest in practicing law is something that’s been a part of my life for a long, long time. First, I’m a nerd […]

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COVID-19: Open to Help With Your Legal Matters

December 10, 2020 Although the pandemic has stopped many things, the need for legal assistance is still present. Our office is fully open and we are ready to help you navigate services like long-term care planning and asset protection, wills and trusts, and Medicaid and VA benefits. Appointments can be conducted in-person in our office, […]

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COVID-19: Our Office is Now Fully Open

May 5, 2020 We are happy to report that our office is now fully open while we continue to follow social distancing guidelines. These are the policies we have in place to serve our clients: Appointments are required for in-person meetings in our office. We are also able to conduct meetings via telephone or video […]

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COVID-19: An Update On How We Are Serving Clients

April 3, 2020 Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 environment, we want to update you on the new policies we have in place to serve our clients: Our office team is still fully operational, however, we have changed how we are conducting business. Our office is now closed to walk-in traffic, and we have suspended […]

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COVID-19: How We’re Addressing the Challenge

March 17, 2020 During these challenging times, we want to let you know that all of us at the Elder Law Firm of Clements & Wallace, P.L. are doing our part to provide a safe and healthy environment for our clients and employees. Information, as it relates to COVID-19, is changing daily. At this time, […]

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Beneficiary Designation for IRA, 401K and Other “Qualified Retirement” Funds

Too often we have clients who have “rubber-stamped” the designation of a spouse or children as the beneficiary of the client’s IRA, 401k or other account-holding “qualified retirement funds”. Often times this “legal advice” has come through the suggestion of a financial planner, banker or even a well-intended friend or relative. Many times, the client’s […]

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Help for Veterans with Below Poverty Level Income

The Florida Legislature approved $500,000 in funding to staff and launch a statewide Veterans Legal Helpline Project. The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with Bay Area Legal Services to lead the initiative, which is now underway. To be eligible for the services a Veteran must have very low income. The Legal Services Corporation […]

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Benefits of Providing Toys for People with Dementia

Anyone who has cared for or has a loved one with dementia would most likely be familiar with the anxiety or agitation that seniors with dementia often show. Those with dementia are often frustrated that their minds may not be as sharp as they used to be and their mental abilities are lacking, whether they […]

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