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Judith B. Paul

Judith B. Paul

I am the owner of the Law Office of Judith B. Paul, LC in Inverness, Florida, and a second career attorney practicing law since 2005 after graduating from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2005.

After nearly three years as a staff attorney in the probate and guardianship division for the family and civil courts in the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Gainesville, Florida and traveling to all six counties within the Circuit, including Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union I went into private practice. After nearly 15 years in Gainesville, my husband and I recently relocated to the Nature Coast and live in Hernando. I then moved my office to Inverness, Florida, however, I have a convenient meeting location in Newberry.

In 2004 my father passed away after a short three month illness and my mother temporarily moved to our home in Michigan to be with someone during the most difficult first months after losing my father.  Upon graduating in 2005 my husband and I made the decision to move to Florida to provide help and to care for my mother who had started showing early signs of dementia.   

Dementia is a catch-all phrase for people who have memory loss although there are many different types and causes.  See my Blog entitled “Dementia and Beyond”, a report by the Alzheimer’s Society – United Against Dementia. Dementia is more than just forgetting where you put the car keys or the name of your favorite rose.  According to Alzheimer’s Association Report 2018:  The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's is growing — and growing fast. An estimated 5.8 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's.

I understand the confusion, difficulty and fear faced by most people in this same situation and the foundation of my practice is to help protect their loved ones and their assets, to help them develop a workable plan for long term care,  and to assist in the administration of the decedent’s final wishes and the after effects of death. 

During my mother’s illness, I met and spoke with people who were facing many of the same issues but were instead caring for an individual with special needs. Their loved ones faced same issues of vulnerability, the risk of exploitation, abuse and neglect and their concerns were not only imminent but future based. 

The focus of special needs is to protect and secure the future of loved ones with special needs and disabilities, to ensure the greatest quality of life for our loved ones now and in the future and especially in our absence.   

I enjoy traveling with my husband when time permits and have traveled extensively throughout the United States, Central and South America, Canada, and Europe.   My three sons and one grandson, and their families are scattered across the country.  However we all manage to take an annual ten day vacation together and begin scheduling this event the year before it happens just to get it on everyone’s busy calendar.   I also enjoy reading English mysteries, and am actively involved in raising two Yorkshire terriers who have generously allowed us to continue to support them in the custom to which we have spoiled them. They are frequent visitors to the office.

Membership

Ms. Paul is a proud member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Florida Association of Elder Law Attorneys, National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI), the Citrus County Bar Association, Senior Lawyers Committee of the Florida Bar, and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Practice Areas:

Elder Law: Wills, Trust, Estates, Guardianships, Special Needs and Medicaid Planning

Education:

  • Law School: Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
  • College:  MBA: Southern New Hampshire University 


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