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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

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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...
Why Arbitration Clauses Matter to Elders & Caregivers?

Why Arbitration Clauses Matter to Elders & Caregivers?

Every day, I review contracts that contain arbitration clauses.  They are in nursing home contracts, assisted living facility contracts, home healthcare contracts, apartment leases, annuity contracts, documents signed at the doctor's offices, and documents signed to...

Age Out Loud in Older Americans Month

Age Out Loud in Older Americans Month

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new start. Today, it's about eliminating outdated perceptions about "old age" and living the way that suits you best.  This year’s...

What is Equal Pay Day?

What is Equal Pay Day?

Equal Pay Day marks how far into a new year a woman must work to earn the same amount a man did in the previous year.  For example, women must work until approximately April 4, 2017 to make the same amount men did in 2016.  Equal Pay day is a symbolic reminder of the...

She’s Such a B**ch – Discrimination Isn’t History

She’s Such a B**ch – Discrimination Isn’t History

In my practice, I see challenges that we face due to discrimination every day. Women still are not paid equally for equal work across our nation and many are subjected to hostile work environments as a part of their career paths. As these women age, the lack of equal...

Let Me Talk To Your Father – Economic Impact of Sexism

March is Women's History Month.  It is a time when we celebrate women's contribution to history, culture, and society.  While we celebrate women's contributions, it is also a time to look at the impact of the sexism that still exists in our society and its impact to...

What is an ABLE Account?

What is an ABLE Account?

An ABLE account is a special savings account for people with disabilities created by the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) of 2014.  The purpose of these accounts is to allow people with disabilities to save money in a tax-favored way without jeopardizing...