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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...
Family Medical Leave Act Benefits

Family Medical Leave Act Benefits

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees who work for covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if...

Coping with Changes in an Aging Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Coping with Changes in an Aging Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Did you know that Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States? Or that two-thirds of impacted seniors are women? According to the nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association, there are more than 5.8 million older adults living with Alzheimer’s...

Knowledge is Power in Fight Against Elder Abuse

Knowledge is Power in Fight Against Elder Abuse

Did you know that June 15 is World Elder Abuse Day? When it comes to elder abuse in the United States, the statistics are staggering. In any given year, predators successfully target approximately 5 million seniors here. In addition to experiencing various types of...

Coronavirus & Social Distancing Activities

Coronavirus & Social Distancing Activities

The Coronavirus has led to families to engage in social distancing. This will impact elders and multi-generational households. This is a list of activities for families that are appropriate for social distancing.

Caregiving: It Takes a Village

Caregiving: It Takes a Village

"It takes a village" is an African proverb meaning it takes a village to allow a child to grow in a safe, healthy environment.  That same proverb applies to providing our elders with a safe, healthy environment, even aging in place.  According to the National...