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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.

Our 20th Anniversary

Did you know this is our 20th anniversary? That’s right! The Sketchley Law is celebrating twenty amazing years of legal advocacy, experienced representation, and client service in Tallahassee and throughout Florida. We want to take just a minute to look at the last...

Finding Ways to Pay for Care When Your Loved One Has Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month.  This is a good time to plan for the care of your loved who is living with Parkinson's disease.  Are you concerned about how you will be able to pay for the care of your loved one as the disease progresses? Do you have...

How Can We Help Our Loved Ones and Their Caregivers From a Distance?

Many of us have aging or disabled parents or loved ones. How do we help them when we can’t physically be there for them? How do we ease the caregiver’s burden, if there is one? More often than not, one family member steps up to the plate and provides 24/7 care for our...

He’s My Soulmate: How to Spot a Romance Scam

The Federal Trade Commission reported romance scams hit record highs in 2021, with reported losses of $547 million dollars. This is an 80% increase over 2020. Despite the prevalence of romance scams, they have only recently gained popularity in mainstream media since...
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,...

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...