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Death With Dignity: Brittany Maynard Follow Up Story

In November 2014 we posted a story on Brittany Maynard, a beautiful 29 year-old newlywed diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and no hope for a cure. She made the controversial decision to end her life, on her terms, in Oregon where death with dignity laws allow terminally ill patients to take a lethal dose of prescribed medication to end their life. Our mission at Miller Elder Law Firm is to passionately advocate for issues of the aging and special needs population, and we want to share Brittany’s story to help everyone learn...

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015

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Protect Against Exploitation: Get Scam Alerts

The Elder Law attorneys at Miller Elder Law Firm recommend you protect yourself and your loved ones from money and tax scams, identity theft, online scams, and phone hoaxes by signing up to receive Watchdog Alerts from the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Go to http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/?intcmp=AE-MON-CHAN-PROMO-REL.  Get scam alerts as a first step toward protection. When you register, you can download their free e-book with information on how to shop and bank safely, create strong passwords, protect...

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015

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Exploitation, In The News

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Miller Elder Law Shares: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently

We often work with clients who are in various stages of Alzheimer’s disease to protect each one from exploitation and make sure everything is in place for a good death. The normal progression of Alzheimer’s disease from onset to death is approximately 10 years. In the process of working with these clients and their families, we have gained invaluable perspective: It is possible for clients with Alzheimer’s to live full productive lives with dignity and joy while making important contributions to family and...

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Avoid Probate: Simple Ways To Title Your Assets

Almost all of my estate planning clients have one thing in common: they want to avoid probate, or limit it as much as possible. Probate is a court-supervised legal process for transferring the assets of a deceased person to his or her heirs.  Probate is required any time a person dies with assets in his or her name, regardless of whether or not the person has a valid will.  Because of the expense, delays and hassle of probate, many people prefer to avoid probate if possible. So how do you avoid probate? There are several ways...

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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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