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New Security Freeze Legislation Protects Seniors

The New Law Provides Free Security Freezes To Protect Your Credit Report  Written by Jeremiah Battle, National Consumer Law Center Overview Of Security Freeze Law There are many scams targeting older adults that trick them into giving money to bogus companies, timeshares,or bail for grandchildren.  Identity theft is another scam that lures people into giving out personal information. The scammers then use this information to steal the older adults’ identity and ruin a lifetime of positive credit. A new law signed by the...

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018

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Elder Law Strategy to Protect Florida’s Seniors

Strategic Initiatives for Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys AFELA, the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, held its annual strategic planning retreat in St. Petersburg in May 2018.  The non-profit organization is the pre-eminent organization of Florida elder law attorneys providing advocacy, education, and action on behalf of seniors and adults with disabilities.     Shannon Miller was selected to participate in the 2-day event that reviewed successes in 2017 and set goals for the upcoming year to address the most...

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018

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Exploitation Injunction: How To Use New Law To Help Victims

Training To Protect Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults Sponsored by the Senior Advocacy Network of North Central Florida Friday, May 4th from 11am-1pm at the Senior Center Attorney Shannon Miller, instrumental in drafting new legislation to protect seniors from exploitation, will speak on May 4, 2018 at the Senior Center to present the new law to colleagues for implementation into their practices. The Panel Of Experts On Exploitation Injunction:  Shannon Miller, certified Elder Law attorney instrumental in the passage of the...

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

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New Asset Freeze Legislation To Protect Vulnerable Adults

Protecting Aging and Disabled Adults Against Financial Exploitation Your Legislative Update 2018 Introducing Asset Freeze “My name is Jean.  I am 75 years old and I am a victim of financial exploitation.  For the past couple of years I have struggled emotionally because of personal problems.  I felt overwhelmed and could not handle my financial affairs.  My brother, Bob, offered to help and I gratefully accepted.  I gave him complete access to my money.  But instead of managing my finances, he stole my life savings,...

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

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Elder Law Update: How Attorneys Can Protect Seniors

Significant Updates In Florida Elder Law by Shannon Miller, Esq. It has come to my attention there are several important issues/law changes that many of you may not be aware of related to elder and special needs law and our expanding senior population of clients, no matter what area of law you practice in! I would like to detail some of these changes that may be of significance to you in your practices, as well as for you and possibly your aging parents. Our goal is to protect seniors. Protect Seniors From Exploitation The...

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017

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Advocating For Florida’s Aging Adults

Introducing the North Central Florida Senior Advocacy Network As an attorney advocating daily for the rights of our aging adults, I often utilize the programs of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs through Elder Options, the ombudsman program and various other programs supported by this state department.  The services they provide make a significant impact on a group of aging adults who may fall through the cracks based on income and assessability. The mission of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs is to help...

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017

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