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Plan For A Good Death: Advance Directives

I read with interest the recent pieces about end-of-life decision-making and unnecessary medical treatment for individuals at the end of their lives. The importance of advance directives cannot be overemphasized As elder law attorneys, we know the importance of a “good death” that is consistent with the wishes of the patient. Unnecessary medical procedures that can prolong pain and suffering, and are inconsistent with the patient’s wishes, are preventable. The appropriate way to prevent these outcomes is to...

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014

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Estate Litigation FAQs, Estate Planning, In The News, Shannon Miller

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Can you sue for mismanagement of assets in a trust?

Can you sue for mismanagement of assets in a trust? Gainesville elder law attorney Shannon Miller discusses what you can do, if you feel the assets in a trust were mismanaged. What are your options? Can you contest a will? Can you sue, in order to get the assets you deserve? A Gainesville elder law attorney can help For any questions, or more information, contact the law firm of The Miller Elder Law Firm today. An experienced, knowledgeable elder law attorney will assist you. “Some of the other types of litigation that...

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013

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Estate Litigation FAQs

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Can you contest a distribution?

Probate, Distribution, and Wills — How Does It Work? What can I do if I disagree with the distribution of assets in a will? Shannon Miller, a Gainesville elder and special needs attorney, talks about contesting the distribution of estate and assets in a will. What are your options for contesting a will? What can you do if you are the beneficiary of a will, but have not gotten the assets you were entitled to? Find a Gainesville elder law attorney For any questions, or more information, contact The Miller Elder Law...

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What is testamentary capacity?

What is testamentary capacity? Shannon Miller, a Gainesville elder law attorney, discusses testamentary capacity. How does the law determine if a person is in the right state of mind to consider and draft a will? How does she, as an experienced attorney, ensure that clients are making the right decisions regarding their assets? Find an elder law attorney in Gainesville Our attorneys at the Miller Elder Law Firm can help clients with any of their elder or special laws needs. From wills to estate planning, they have the...

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Estate Litigation FAQs

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How do you establish undue influence in Florida?

How do you establish undue influence in Florida? Gainesville attorney discusses how to establish undue influence in the state of Florida. If You Need Legal Help For any questions, or more information, contact the law firm of The Miller Elder Law Firm at (352) 379-1900. “There’s actually a very important case that came out in Florida that establishes all of the provisions for undue influence. It’s called the ‘Carpenter Case.’ The Carpenter Case basically lays out some very specific provisions, such as:...

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Contesting a Will and Undue Influence

Contesting a Will and Undue Influence North Florida attorney explains how to contest a will and undue influence. If You Need Legal Help For any questions, or more information, contact the law firm of The Miller Elder Law Firm at (352) 379-1900. “Basically, what we are seeing is people who are influencing seniors who perhaps have dementia. All of a sudden, you have a caretaker or a specific family member, like one of several children, who was able to influence mom or dad or influence the person that they are taking...

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013

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