The Council on Aging of Martin County offers free will reviews for seniors

The Council on Aging of Martin County is offering free will reviews for seniors, with the following sessions available in December and January.

December 16, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with Mary Gilmour, Esq.

Mary K. Gilmour has been in private practice in Stuart, Florida since 2003, focusing her practice in the areas of estate planning, wills, trusts, probate and elder law.

January 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with Gregory G. Keane, Esq.

Gregory G. Keane, Esq.  Greg is a Florida Bar Board Certified Tax Lawyer and a Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Lawyer.  Mr. Keane has practiced as a CPA for eight years in Florida, prior to his admission to the Florida Bar in 1979.

January 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with Nikki Melby, CELA

Nicola (Nikki) J. Melby, CELA (Certified by the National Elder Law Foundation and the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization).  Nikki has focused exclusively on the practice of Elder and Special Needs Law since 1995 and practices in Stuart, FL with the law firm of McCarthy Summers Bobko Wood Norman Bass & Melby, P.A.  Nikki works with individuals and families, and other professionals who serve the aging and disabled, to ease and manage the financial, legal, and planning details ensuing from chronic or terminal illness.

Individual appointments for the free will reviews must be scheduled prior to each session by calling the Council on Aging at 772-223-7807.  The confidential reviews are approximately 30 minutes in length.  Participants should bring copies of their wills, codicils, powers of attorney and other pertinent legal documents to the appointment.

Participants are reminded that the hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertising.   Before you decide, ask each attorney to provide written information about their qualifications and experience.

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