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The First Same Sex Married Couple Adoption in the Eighth Judicial Circuit

My First Same-Sex Married Couple Adoption by Mary K. Wimsett Today was a special, historic and beautiful day.  A day filled with joy, love and hope.  Today we finalized the first same sex-married couple adoption in the Eighth Judicial Circuit. I had the honor to represent George and Jason, a loving couple who has been together for many years and whose marriage was finally recognized in Florida in December of 2014. George and Jason opened their home and their hearts to Michael last year. Michael, a thirteen year old who has...

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015

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Advance Directives-Celebrating National Healthcare Decisions Day

Gainesville, FL-Miller Elder Law Firm, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD). As a participating organization, Miller Elder. Law Firm is encouraging the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and...

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015

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Fight The Exploitation of Seniors and Vulnerable Adults

Miller Elder Law Firm shares a press release from Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA) that helps fight the exploitation of seniors and vulnerable adults. Shannon Miller is the immediate past President of AFELA, and assisted in the drafting of the new Exploitation law that became effective October 1, 2014. Shannon Miller will be the keynote speaker at the event described below. Press Release: Elder Law Advocates Awarded Scholarships to Fight Exploitation of Seniors and Vulnerable Adults April 1, 2015 (Tallahassee)...

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015

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POLST in Florida-A Legislative Update

What Is POLST? An article in the Gainesville Sun presents the legislative efforts in Florida to create a bill that would bring POLST to the state.  POLST is physician orders for life-sustaining treatment.  Read the article here  http://www.gainesville.com/article/20150405/WIRE/150409774/1034/news02?Title=End-of-life-debate-hinders-8216-Right-to-Try- The POLST is a tool for translating patients’ goals into medical orders in a highly visible, portable way, which enables patients to choose from a full range of care options,...

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015

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