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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.

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...

3 Steps For Choosing a Long-term Care Facility for an Aging Parent

The moment that you decide your aging parent needs to move to a long-term care facility is an emotional one. Maybe your mother or father has had a series of falls lately or keeps forgetting to take his or her prescribed medication. No matter what the warning signs...

Ways You Can Protect Elder Loved Ones and Yourself From the Coronavirus

For the past month, coronavirus cases have increased significantly.  Florida has implemented restrictions on visitors to assisted living facilities and nursing homes to protect fragile citizens.  However, these restrictions do not protect our elders and medically...

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...
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...

Avoiding Hurricane Repair Scams

Avoiding Hurricane Repair Scams

After natural disasters, unlicensed contractors and scammers come into the affected areas.  Many promise quick repairs, discount prices, or unobtainable results. Be skeptical.  It is often impossible for people to promise immediate clean-up and debris removal in the...

Pet Safety During a Hurricane

Pet Safety During a Hurricane

Sixty percent of Americans own some type of pet.  These furry family members bring us happiness, assistance, and support.  Pet safety is essential during a hurricane.  If you own a pet, comfort animal or a service animal, it is essential that you have a disaster plan...