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Your Estate Plan: 10 Reasons To Review

Your New Year’s Resolutions Should Include An Estate Plan Review Since tax codes, health, relationships, and assets can change, all affecting the integrity of your estate plan, you need to review it every five years. And, since January is often a time to review, reflect, and do, it’s the right time to re-assess your estate plan. to make sure it still meets your goals. Here are some reasons you may need to modify your estate plan: There has been a change in your marital status (many states have laws that revoke...

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017

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Health Care Agent: Who Not To Choose

Carefully Select Your Health Care Agent by Shannon Miller, Esq. Since aging is inevitable along with the physical, mental and emotional changes that come with it, we must be prepared to take care of business if we become incapacitated.  I believe that everyone deserves an end of life that is defined by them and in order for this to happen, you must have some legal documents in place. Having a well thought out plan listing who you want to act in your stead (your agent) and the guidelines you wish to be followed are outlined in...

Posted by on Oct 16, 2016

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Power of Attorney: Who Not To Choose

Carefully Select Your Power Of Attorney Agent by Shannon Miller, Esq. Though many of us fight aging, we know it’s inevitable. We all wish to move through the process of aging with a sense of security that our wishes will be carried out properly.  We fear the consequences of aging like loss of mental clarity, chronic health conditions and the inability to live life independently.   These situations can leave us unable to handle the business of life: paying bills, managing investments, and making key financial...

Posted by on Sep 25, 2016

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Advance Directives: Promoting Awareness on April 16

Planning For Care At End Of Life With Advance Directives The Miller Elder Law Firm brings awareness to April 16, National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance directives planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. The theme for April 16, 2016 is “It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late.” A...

Posted by on Apr 11, 2016

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Probate: Is Homestead Property A Probate Asset

Preparing for Probate: Is Homestead Property A Probate Asset? The answer is “yes” and “no” If a homestead property is established and meets Florida eligibility requirements, the property can be distributed to the beneficiaries of the decedent free of creditor’s claims.  If the property still has a mortgage, owes money for repairs or homeowners association liens, the homestead protection does not apply in full and those creditors can seek to reclaim that debt.   If an Enhanced Life Estate Deed or...

Posted by on Jul 26, 2015

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Probate-Prepare The Right Way

A Probate Overview Probate is often misunderstood with a reputation of being expensive, lengthy, and confusing.  At the Miller Elder Law Firm, our commitment to the community is an education to help you understand the basics of the legal process.  This allows you to make informed, sound decisions with all of the facts. Enjoy our series about probate and what you need to know. What is Probate? It is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person (decedent), paying the decedent’s...

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015

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