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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

The Dos and Don’ts of Crowdfunding for Caregiving

What you need to know before asking for donations


How to Help Someone Through a Mental Health Crisis

Steps to take to help loved ones and friends get the help they need 


Creating a Private Caregiver Contract Can Be a Legal Lifesaver

An official agreement can protect you and your family from legal issues


Long-Term Unmarried Couples Need to Make a Caregiving Plan

Take steps to know your rights and secure the future


Family Caregivers: Is a Personal Services Contract Right for You?

This employee-employer agreement can help some family caregivers get compensated for taking care of a loved one or friend


How Family Caregivers Can Deal With Insurers 

Protect your rights and maximize your chance of getting your claim paid

Avoiding ‘Undue Influence’ When Helping With Estate Plans

Steps family caregivers can take to prevent potential legal battles

Blended Families and Caregiving: What You Need to Know

Later-in-life marriages come with unique caregiving and estate planning challenges


The Legal Consequences of Elder Fraud Can Be Steep

Scams are on the rise, but there are ways to fight back


Planning for Retirement? Don't Forget Caregiving Costs

Budgeting for care during sickness and health is a good first step


What to Know at the Beginning of Your Caregiving Journey

As a longtime family caregiver and advocate, I've learned some important lessons


When Should Caregivers Apply for Medicaid for a Loved One?

Get to know the program basics before an emergency occurs


Eldercaring Coordination Helps Put an End to Caregiving Legal Battles

This dispute resolution process can reduce conflict and improve communication


Long-Distance Family Caregiving Reimagined

The pandemic is paving the way for a better remote care experience


Legal Strategies Family Caregivers Can Use to Reduce Conflict

How to avoid future struggles with troublesome relatives


More About Amanda


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


  • 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
  • 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