Caserta & Spiriti. is dedicated to serving the legal needs of senior Floridians. We strive to provide accurate and current legal advice to seniors and their families in a professional and sensitive manner. Our firm is unique in having a mix of attorneys with extensive experience in Elder Law, Corporate Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, and Contract Law. With over sixty (60) years of combined legal experience, we have a proven track record of success that can provide you with peace of mind in a complicated world.
Our broad practice areas usually meet all of our clients’ legal needs, providing the convenience of “one-stop shop.” We often represent individuals and families over extended periods of time through many important life events and changes. From traditional estate planning, to planning for long-term care through asset protection, to qualifying for Medicaid Benefits, or other government assistance, to incapacity issues, to administering your estate, trust or will, we can meet your needs.
Caserta and Spiriti helps its clients obtain a working understanding of the many ways for elderly people in Florida to pay for long-term medical care. The area that most involves a high level of legal involvement for Floridians is Florida Medicaid planning because it is “need based” and has “spend down requirements”. Currently, we apply basic strategies in order to preserve as much of your estate as possible while finding a way to get the long-term medical costs covered.
Using an annuity to fund a personal service contract, which is a common strategy in Florida, may allow you to avoid giving a lump sum of cash assets to their caregiver, which would otherwise cause excessive income taxes as well as loss of control over the funds. With an annuity, the caregiver receives a steady stream of income over the course of the contract.
Our goal is always to help you avoid the expense, delay and anxiety caused by litigation. However, when litigation become necessary in cases involving matters of capacity, guardianship, or wills and trusts, our firm is experienced and equipped to aggressively represent your interests.
Many times clients seek the advice of an elder law attorney at a time of great stress. The sudden death or incapacity of a loved one may require you to take legal action. We understand that you may be totally unfamiliar with the legal system and overwhelmed by events. We can help lighten the load by providing you timely and accurate information and guide you through the legal process with as much assistance as you need. We are here for you.
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Robert L. Mellinger, has over 33 years of experience as an attorney, having been admitted to practice law in California, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida as well as several U.S. Federal Jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court of the United States of America.View Attorney Profile