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West Palm Beach, Florida elder law firm

West Palm Beach elder law attorneys Shalloway & Shalloway help with Medicaid, veterans aid, wills, trusts & probate, and guardianships.

At Shalloway & Shalloway, P.A., we work hard to help our clients and their families get the care they need while retaining their hard-earned savings and assets. When a parent, spouse, or loved one becomes ill and needs additional or long-term care, the costs and future can seem overwhelming. Most Americans over the age of 65 will need some form of long-term care during their lifetime. Long-term care costs are rising, and many people do not have the financial means or long-term care insurance to pay for the cost of their care. With odds like that, you need to be prepared.

With the help of our certified elder law and V.A. accredited attorneys, we can help you and your family plan for the future. Estate planning is not just for millionaires and CEOs; it is also for middle-class American families. We also understand that many of our clients come to us during stressful and emotional times: a parent or spouse has fallen or suffered a devastating stroke, is currently in the hospital and will require long-term care. Our experienced and caring attorneys and staff members are sensitive to the stress you are facing and will help you to cope with what’s next. Whether you need a living trust, special needs trust, trust administration, or assistance obtaining Medicaid or V.A. Aid & Attendance benefits, we are ready to assist.

Planning with Special Needs Trusts protect a disabled person’s assets from depletion during their lifetime. Assets might include those received from inheritance or from tort recovery, such as a verdict or settlement from a car accident or medical malpractice case. These specially designed trusts are drafted to protect these assets while allowing the beneficiary to receive necessary public and social benefits (Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, and more). Without a Special Needs Trust, any assets of the beneficiary will ultimately need to be depleted or “spent down” before the public agencies will provide benefits. Under the protection of a Special Needs Trust, the beneficiary will continue to collect his or her public benefits, and the assets in the trust can be used to supplement his or her care and quality of life. Upon death any assets remaining in the trust will be distributed to public benefits agencies and then the remainder to the person’s beneficiaries.

Shalloway & Shalloway, P.A., offers a variety of services to seniors and their families.

Our Attorneys

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Brooke Colbert

Brooke Colbert focuses her practice on estate planning, probate administration, and Medicaid asset protection.

Ms. Colbert received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Rider University and Juris Doctor from St. Johns University School of Law. In addition, Ms. Colbert holds an LL.M. in Taxation from University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Ms. Colbert grew up in Connecticut and now resides in Wellington, Florida.

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G. Mark Shalloway

G. Mark Shalloway specializes in Elder Law in West Palm Beach Florida. He is among the first 135 certified Elder Law Attorneys in the nation to be certified by the National Elder Law Foundation, and is a member of the charter class of attorneys Board Certified in Elder Law by the Florida Bar. In addition, he holds an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell, and is an accredited Veteran’s Administration Attorney.

Nationally, Mr. Shalloway has served as President and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He has served as chair of the NAELA Advanced Educational Institute in Colorado and proud to have received the Outstanding Achievement Award from NAELA for his work with the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys.

As a member of the Special Needs Alliance, G. Mark Shalloway also concentrates his practice on Special Needs Trusts and planning. Mr. Shalloway authors the Medicaid and Special Needs Trusts chapters of Planning for the Elderly in Florida published by LexisNexis.

In addition, Mr. Shalloway has lectured for Stetson College of Law on Special Needs Trusts and in Las Vegas at the national Absolute Litigators Conference on Special Needs Trusts. Mark is a board member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and the Stetson College of Law Elder Law Advisory Board.

At the state level, Mark has served as President of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys and Chair of the Florida Bar Elder Law Section Medicaid Committee, which provides technical assistance to the Florida Legislature on Elder Legislation.

Locally, Mark is the founding chairperson of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. In addition, the late Governor Lawton Chiles and Governor Jeb Bush have appointed Mark to serve as the Attorney on the state’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council, Palm Beach District. Mark is honored to have received the 2007 Child Advocate of the Year Award from the Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society for his pro-bono work on Special Needs Trusts for Foster Care children with disabilities.

As an Educator, Mark has taught classes on behalf Stetson Law School and as a teaching delegation member to Fort Stewart and Redstone Arsenal Judge Advocate General Corps.

He is proud to have served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alzheimer’s Community Care, its Foundation and its annual Educational Conferences.

Among many Elder Advocacy organizations, Mr. Shalloway has been a member of the State and Treasure Coast chapters of the Florida State Guardianship Association and the Palm Beach County Partnership for Aging.

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Jeremy A. Soffler, Esq.

Jeremy Soffler received both his Bachelor and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida. He is an associate attorney at Shalloway and Shalloway, P.A.; concentrating in Estate Planning, Special Needs, Medicaid, Veterans Benefits, Probate, and Guardianship. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Soffler primarily focused his practice in the area of creditor’s rights and bankruptcy. Mr. Soffler is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; and U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. He is currently a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Young Lawyer’s Section.

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