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Guardianship in Florida: Legislative Update

A New, More Protective Guardianship Law Several Elder Law Attorneys from around the state of Florida, including Shannon Miller, ESQ, Miller Elder Law Firm, were instrumental in the passing of this legislation that went into effect in Florida on July 1, 2015.  The overhaul was designed to better protect our most vulnerable citizens, aging adults.             Check out the news story at http://bit.ly/1LHZ64H featuring Elder Law attorney and Miller Elder Law Firm colleague Angela Warren explaining...

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015

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Exploitation, Guardianship FAQ

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Elder and Special Needs Law: How To Find The Right Attorney

May is Elder Law Month by National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Legal issues that affect people as they age and people with special needs are growing in number. Our laws and regulations are becoming more complex, and each state has different laws. Elder and Special Needs Law attorneys bring to their practice a knowledge of their clients that allows them and their staff to ignore the myths relating to aging and the competence of seniors and people with disabilities. At the same time, they will take into account and...

Posted by on May 19, 2015

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Elder Law, Estate Planning, Exploitation, Guardianship FAQ, Probate FAQ, Uncategorized

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Alzheimer’s Disease: A Caregiver’s Tips

The Patience and Planning if Alzheimer’s Disease One of our clients at Miller Elder Law Firm, Dr. Curt DeGroff, has been caring for his mother for several years now since her diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease.  Even after a lifetime of loving relationships it has been extremely challenging for Dr. DeGroff, along with his wife and siblings, to help provide and find the best care possible for his mother. He shares a practical, no nonsense roadmap for enduring one of the most difficult challenges a person may be...

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015

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A New Guardianship Law in Florida

Shannon Miller, ESQ, of Miller Elder Law Firm presented at the Florida House of Representatives Civil Judiciary Committee in Tallahassee on Jan 7, 2015. As the President of the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, she participated in the subcommittee’s workshop to improve Florida’s guardianship law. Click here to view the video (Shannon’s presentation runs from 32:55 to 41:35). Chairwoman Kathleen Passidomo called the meeting to order with a review of Florida’s current law stating that although our...

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015

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Board Certification, Elder Law, Guardianship FAQ, In The News

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Can A Guardianship Be Temporary?

The Miller Elder Law Firm explain in what instances a guardianship can be temporary and how guardians are removed. For assistance in removing a legal guardian, contact The Miller Elder Law Firm today.   “A guardianship definitely can be temporary. A lot of times, what happens is someone may suffer from a brain injury and they’re going through all kinds of rehabilitation. They cannot manage their affairs at this point in time, so they’re determined incapacitated, their rights are removed, and a guardian is...

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013

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What Is A First Party Special Needs Trust?

The Miller Elder Law Firm explain what a First Party Special Needs Trust is. For assistance in setting up a trust, or determining which type of trust is best for you or your loved one, contact The Miller Elder Law Firm today.   “There’s what’s called a First-Party Special Needs Trust where you’re taking the money of the individual who is disabled, and you are putting it into a special needs trust for their benefit to purchase supplemental needs that their government benefits don’t already cover. With a...

Posted by on Feb 11, 2013

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