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To Whom Should I Grant Power Of Attorney?

To Whom Should I Grant Power of Attorney? Estate Planning Attorneys at The Miller Elder Law Firm discuss to whom you should grant power of attorney. “We say, as long as you trust the person 110 percent, you should have a power of attorney because someone may need to pay your bills if you’re in the hospital; someone may need to sell your house when you get older so that they can provide for caregivers to come in; all those kind of things. If you don’t have someone you trust, we recommend not signing the power...

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What Is Respite Care?

What Is Respite Care? Gainesville Elder Law The Miller Elder Law Firm explains respite care, and how important it is for those who are caregivers to take care of themselves as well. “Respite care is for someone who is a caregiver and they’ve been providing care for someone for a long, long time. It may be that the individual is at the end of their life, or they could have an injury or a disease that lasts for many years. We might ask for respite care for the caregiver because they need a break. If you’re a...

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What Is An Advance Directive?

What Is An Advance Directive? Gainesville Estate Planning Attorneys at The Miller Elder Law Firm explain what an advance directive is and why it is important to have one. A living will is a type of advance directive. “An advance directive is a document where you are telling doctors or your loved ones ahead of time how you want your body treated at the end of your life. For example, a living will is a document that says either, ‘I want my body to be treated to the fullest extent. I want a feeding tube. I want a breathing...

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What Is A Living Will?

What Is A Living Will? Can an elder law attorney help me plan my living will? Shannon Miller, a Gainesville elder law attorney, discusses the importance of having a living will. A living will is a document that outlines a person’s wishes, should they ever be in a position where they are incapable to make choices about their health care or property. Living wills also outline the person’s wishes regarding life support. The Miller Elder Law Firm feels that living wills are important, and they provide a free living...

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Upcoming Estate Tax Changes for 2013

North Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Shannon Miller discusses upcoming changes to the Estate Tax for 2013 and what you can do to avoid a potentially large tax on your estate. “Right now we have a $5.1 million exemption for estate tax purposes, and that also includes generation-skipping tax as well as gift tax. What it basically means is during 2012, during this particular year, we have this coupon from the IRS that allows us to transfer moneys either by virtue of dying…If you have $5 million and you die, you get to use...

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