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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.

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...

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...

Finding the Right Estate Planning Attorney

Finding the right estate planning attorney in your area can feel like an overwhelming task? Doing a Google search will likely create a list of dozens, even hundreds of links to attorneys in your area.  Some do estate planning.  Some do not.  You can spend hours...
Medical Alert Systems: Talking to Aging Parents

Medical Alert Systems: Talking to Aging Parents

Medical alert systems can be a vital tool in maintaining a frail elderly parent's independence.  Many people's only knowledge of a medical alert system is Lifecall’s “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” catchphrase.  It has become a catch phrase for memes and GIFs. ...

How Can I Help Hurricane Michael Relief?

How Can I Help Hurricane Michael Relief?

Hurricane Michael tore through the Florida Panhandle from Gadsden County to Panama City Beach leaving devastation from the Gulf coast through Alabama and Georgia. Florida towns like Marianna, Lynnhaven and Blountstown will be without power and possibly drinkable water...

Will The Government Shutdown Affect You?

Will The Government Shutdown Affect You?

The federal government shutdown at midnight on Saturday, January 20, 2018, because the Senate rejected a temporary spending patch that would have kept the government open as the Congress, the Senate, and White House negotiated a budget or an appropriations bill to...

Women & Social Security – Essential Information

Women & Social Security – Essential Information

Social Security benefit are an important source of income for women, either in retirement, when they become disabled, or when they lose a working spouse prior to retirement age. The way women live their lives sometime negatively impacts their retirement income,...