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Elder Law Issues Broadcast

Join attorney, Twyla Sketchley, each Friday at 10:04 am on 88.9 WFSU-FM. Elder Law Issues addresses the questions and concerns of seniors and their caregivers. Visit WFSU for an Audio Archive of Past Broadcasts

About Us

The Sketchley Law Firm, P.A. was established in 2002 by Twyla Sketchley, a Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney. We are dedicated to providing clients compassionate, quality representation, and helping create a safe supportive community for our most vulnerable neighbors.

Fidget Mats! What Are They?

Sometimes, a problem can't be solved by the law alone--sometimes it requires fidget mats.  While Twyla Sketchley uses her legal expertise to help her community, she also uses her creativity and sewing to help seniors with dementia, people with disabilities, and...

Social Security Administration Cost-of-Living Increase 2022

On October 13, 2021, the Social Security Administration announced the largest cost-of-living increase in 40 years.  The annual Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cost-of-living adjustment will increase payments to approximately 70 Million Americas...

No Estate Plan? You May Be Headed for Probate

Do you have an estate plan in place? The importance of estate planning can often be overlooked. Many people dismiss it as too costly or declare they do not have enough assets for it to be a concern of theirs. In more unfortunate situations, people do not take into...

Is a Trust Right For Your Estate Plan?

When you evaluate your current estate plan, you should ask: "Is a Trust right for me?  At the beginning of each year, we encourage everyone to review their estate plan or lack thereof.  Do you have the proper tools to protect yourself if you become incapacitated?  Do...
Fidget Mats! What Are They?

Fidget Mats! What Are They?

Sometimes, a problem can't be solved by the law alone--sometimes it requires fidget mats.  While Twyla Sketchley uses her legal expertise to help her community, she also uses her creativity and sewing to help seniors with dementia, people with disabilities, and...

Social Security Administration Cost-of-Living Increase 2022

Social Security Administration Cost-of-Living Increase 2022

On October 13, 2021, the Social Security Administration announced the largest cost-of-living increase in 40 years.  The annual Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cost-of-living adjustment will increase payments to approximately 70 Million Americas...

2021 Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security & Tax Numbers

2021 Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security & Tax Numbers

At the beginning of each year, all the federal and state benefits from Medicaid to Social Security and Veterans benefits change.  Social Security payments increase. Medicare premiums increase. Medicaid financial eligibility standards change, Veterans benefits...

3 Ways to Help A Family Caregiver

3 Ways to Help A Family Caregiver

Family caregivers sacrifice their own financial security, family time, and health to provide uncompensated care for elderly or disabled family members who need help.  November is National Family Caregiver Month!   It is a time recognize those who care for sick,...

Should My Aging Parent Move to Assisted Living?

Should My Aging Parent Move to Assisted Living?

One of the most difficult decisions a family must make is when an aging parent should move to assisted living.  It is one of the greatest ironies in life. For the first few years of our lives, we are utterly dependent on our parents. In their older years, our parents...