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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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Shannon Miller Earns Florida Super Lawyers Designation

Florida Super Lawyers Top List Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Florida via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. The Florida lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Florida Super Lawyers Top Lists. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create...

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018

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Your Estate Plan For Minor Children: Why It’s A Necessity

By Shannon Miller Who will raise my children upon my death? Even though only half of Americans say they have a will, couples with minor children should have a will if they wish to name who should care for their children and manage the assets. If there has not been an estate plan, a guardianship established by the court will be required and the court will decide who will have custody of the children and how the assets will be managed including how the monies will be spent. In addition, the court must distribute all funds left in...

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018

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Senior Safety In The Winter

Seniors Vulnerable During Winter Season Although winter in Florida doesn’t bring snow and ice (that’s why we live here), senior safety is still important. Seniors and people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable during this season and should take extra precautions to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature conjures up. Senior Safety Tips for Caregivers and Friends: Check-in on elderly family and neighbors. If you’re at all concerned about someone’s safety, don’t let him or her put you off. Stop by if...

Posted by on Jan 7, 2017

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Power of Attorney: Serve Responsibly

Help for Agents Under a Durable Power of Attorney in Florida Like many people, you may never have been an agent under a durable power of attorney before. Managing Someone Else’s Money: Help for agents under a durable power of attorney in Florida is a guide published by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help you understand what you can and cannot do in your role as an agent. In that role, you are a fiduciary. For this guide, a fiduciary is anyone named to manage money or property for someone else. You’ll find...

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016

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