When It Pays to Hire an Attorney

Living in an age where one can Google how to do anything, people think they can “google” their way into not going to the doctor, hiring a roofer or not needing professional legal advice.  In spite of Google, hiring an expert is often still the best way to make sure the job is done right. . . .

April 16th is National Healthcare Decisions Day!

Why do you need to take care of your Healthcare Surrogate Designations? We all plan on living long, happy lives, but we should always be prepared for when unexpected problems arise. When you designate a healthcare surrogate, you are preparing yourself and your loved ones for potentially stressful situations. You are also ensuring that your. . .

Ask Heidi: What is a Medicaid Spend-down?

A Medicaid Spend-Down is a process that allows you to legally spend down your assets in such a way so that you can legitimately qualify for Medicaid. Why Should You Care? People are living much longer than they did in previous generations.  As a result of this, we are seeing a sharp increase in people. . .

ASK HEIDI: Medicare versus Medicaid

Welcome to the inaugural post of my new weekly series:  ASK HEIDI    I find some questions pop up more than others and I will start the series answering THOSE questions, but going forward I hope folks will email, tweet, private message, or post questions on my Facebook and I will answer them anonymously on here.. . .

Do I Need These? The Living Will, Healthcare Directive and DNR Order

If I had to pick the most frequently asked question in my Estate Planning practice this would be it.  Do I Need a Living Will, Healthcare Directive and DNR Order?  The answer:  Yes. No. Maybe So.  I know, not helpful.  Like many things there’s more to it.  For starters, many people assume they are all the. . .

HIS HERS OURS: Estate Planning for the Blended Family

“Here’s the story of a lovely ladywho was bringing up three very lovely girlsall of them had hair of gold, like their mother.the youngest one in curls. Here’s the story of a man named BradyWho was busy with three boys of his own.They were four men living all togetheryet they were all alone Till the. . .

Daytona Beach Attorney Heidi S. Webb: 10 Things You May Not Know About Me

I thought I’d take a breather from my attorney posts about elder law, estate planning and small business advice of a legal nature to share some facts about me that you (and likely many of my friends and colleagues) may not know. Here are 10 facts about me that may surprise you: I hate eggplant.. . .