Why Elder Law and Estate Planning

My Parents

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I am blessed to have had great parents.   All through my life, I leaned on them to guide me and help me make decisions and chart my course.  Several years ago, when my dad was around 82 years old, we noticed that he was getting very forgetful and needed help more and more to take care of everyday tasks.  We learned pretty quickly that he was suffering from Dementia.  Over the following years it only got worse and my mom began also suffering physically.  I watched helpless as the disease took my dad.  He passed away in December 2018 at the age of 85 and is now free of the ties that were holding him back.  I know I will see him again.  My mom is still suffering from the loss of my dad, her husband of 59 years.  There were and are so many legal questions about how to handle things during such a challenging time.  Through that process, a passion arose in me to learn everything I could to help people in the future that would go through the same types of challenges.   It would be a blessing to help you or your family through similar challenges.  

Who is Sean?

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Sean T. Desmond focuses exclusively in the area of Elder Law and Estate Planning, with a focus on Medicaid Crisis Planning 

and Long Term Care Planning.  


Sean has been practicing law since September, 2000.  Since becoming an attorney, Sean has served as both a prosecutor and defense attorney as well as representing countless clients going through family law matters and personal injury cases.   Sean is a 1996 graduate of Boston College and attended Law School at the Florida State University, College of Law, graduating in May, 2000.         


Mr. Desmond has always remained extremely active in the community throughout his legal career. Mr. Desmond served as President of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division 2011-2012 and also served as Chair of The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism (both State-wide positions).  In addition, Mr. Desmond has a voting seat on the Florida Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.   Mr. Desmond also served as the President of the Tallahassee Bar Association and as President of the William Stafford Inns of Court in Tallahassee, Florida.   Mr. Desmond is married with two children and attends Bradfordville First Baptist Church where he teaches a Sunday School class, plays guitar in the Worship band and serves as a Deacon.