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AARP Caregiving Expert: Amanda Singleton

Amanda Singleton is the managing attorney at Singleton Legal PLLC in St. Petersburg, Florida.

As an AARP family caregiving expert, she writes and speaks on financial and legal issues that affect caregivers, a subject that has defined her personal and professional life since she was 30, when her mother was diagnosed with cancer and immediately required full-time care.

The experience left Amanda “emotionally, physically, mentally and financially devastated,” she says, but it also set her on a path to becoming an advocate for caregivers.

Singleton Legal, which she founded and now operates with her partner and husband, Ryan, counsels past, present and expectant caregivers. Amanda also founded and operates Caregivers in the Workplace, which trains employers to better serve employees who are family caregivers.
 

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Amanda's Latest Columns

Legal Strategies Family Caregivers Can Use to Reduce Conflict

How to avoid future struggles with troublesome relatives

  

How Care Recipients Can Plan Ahead to Minimize Family Conflicts

Putting legal guidelines in place can help curtail drama

  

How Family Caregivers Can Prevent and Manage Debt

Review bills carefully and avoid taking on loved one's financial liabilities

   

Choose the Family Caregivers Who Will Help When You Need Them

Consider personality traits and skills when selecting your future legal representatives

  

Caregiving and COVID: Ways Women Can Thrive at Work and Home

Opting out of the workforce is not your only course of action

  

What Caregivers Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

Rules, restrictions and guidance on how to obtain and use the pain-relieving drug

   

More About Amanda

Professional

  • Managing attorney, Singleton Legal PLLC
  • Chief executive officer, Caregivers in the Workplace
  • Family caregiving expert, AARP

Education

  • Juris doctor, Stetson University College of Law
  • Bachelor of science in political science, certificate degree in gerontological studies, Florida State University

Select associations and memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Department of Veterans Affairs accredited attorney
  • Advisory board member, Tampa Bay Hospice Cup
  • Member, American Bar Association Breast Cancer Task Force
  • Member, Florida Lifespan Respite Alliance
  • Volunteer, Wills for Warriors

Select awards

  • AARP Key to Engagement, 2019
  • Caregiving.com National Caregiving Visionary Award, 2018

Select speaking engagements and presentations

  • “Requests for Time Off: How Caregiving Is Changing the Workforce and Impacting Your Firm,” Florida Bar LegalFuel Speaker Series, 2019
  • “Legal and Financial Planning for Caregivers,” AARP Tampa Bay, 2019
  • “Visioning Caregiving Solutions,” National Caregiving Conference, 2018
  • “Turning the Struggle into Purpose: Finding Meaning Through Caregiving,” National Caregiving Conference, 2018

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