About Damaris

Damaris grew up as the youngest of four children on the island of St. Croix, in the United States Virgin Islands. She moved to Oviedo at the age of seven, and attended all local schools: Stenstrom Elementary, Jackson Heights Middle School, and Oviedo High. Damaris is a “double Gator,” having attained both her law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida. After marrying her high school sweetheart, George, they had four children: Big brother Logan, and twin brothers Tristan and Cael and little brother Silas, and settled down in Geneva, Florida, where they have a horse, two cats, one dog and a whole lot of fish. In her spare time, Damaris enjoys camping, running, knitting, reading and going to the beach.
3107, 2015

THE ABLE ACT: A New Tool for the Special Needs Community

By |July 31st, 2015|Law|0 Comments

Late in 2014, the ABLE (“Achieving a Better Life Experience”) Act was signed into law. The law is aimed at achieving a manner in which those with special needs can save money without losing needs based public benefits such as SSI or Medicaid . This is an important issue and, perhaps the greatest accomplishment of […]

310, 2011

Legislature passes senate bill 670 revising law regarding powers of attorney

By |October 3rd, 2011|Law|0 Comments

On May 4 of this year, the Florida legislature passed Senate Bill 670, significantly revising Chapter 709 of the Florida Statutes (the power of attorney statute). This act’s effective date is October 1st of this year.

Here is a link to the CHAPTER 709 WHITE PAPER, which I have found to be very thorough and easy […]

1007, 2010

Seniors and the Affordable Care Act

By |July 10th, 2010|Law|0 Comments

Since the act was passed in March of this year, there has been a great deal of confusion with respect to what the Affordable Care Act actually means for Seniors. I have put together a time line that outlines some of the relevant changes and modifications affecting the Senior population.

March 2010: Insurance companies must now […]