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Shannon Miller to Present at The National Adult Protective Services Association’s Annual Summit

Shannon Miller is traveling to Portland, Oregon this week to present at The National Adult Protective Services Association’s 5th Annual Summit on Elder Financial Exploitation.  Shannon will be presenting on Florida’s new exploitation laws as well as participating in the conference with other well known national experts on elder abuse. Click here to visit their website!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014

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Is Florida Ready for POLST?

60 minutes recently covered the story of Barbara Mancini, a woman who was prosecuted for handing her father his bottle of morphine, which he drank and later died.  The charges were eventually dismissed, but this story highlights the current debate in our country regarding creating a good death for ourselves and our loved ones.  As highlighted in the segment, your living will is not a physician’s order and can sometimes be overruled by your designated healthcare surrogate.  Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment...

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014

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5 Practices for Planning a Good Death

By Shannon M. Miller, Esq. Florida Bar Board Certified in Elder Law The Miller Elder Law Firm Gainesville, Florida President Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys I have worked with many families who were proactive about end of life planning and the result is that they are able to have a good death, driven by their own wishes and values at the end of life. Discussing and preparing for this event while everyone is healthy helps the family make the right choices and establishes a sense of comfort and peace. I want you to consider...

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014

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Exploitation of the elderly legislation goes into effect today!

Exploitation of the elderly legislation goes into effect today! Beginning October 1st, 2014, there are new laws to assist with stopping the exploitation of the elderly. There is now a PERMISSIVE PRESUMPTION OF EXPLOITATION. There is a presumption of exploitation independent of capacity issues when you have the following: 1) Transfer without value of over $10,000; 2) exploited individual is 65 or over or disabled; and 3) Predator is a non-relative who has known the victim less than years before the first transfer. There are also...

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014

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