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Financial Scams: Fake Checks

How To Avoid Financial Scams Although many times we read about scams happening to other people, we never think it will happen to us.  Here’s a local story that will make us aware of scams in our own backyards. Last week one of our clients sent us an email about a check she received in the mail. This is her inquiry to Miller Elder Law Firm. “Yesterday in our mail I received the check you see below.  We thought it might be something from one of our investments so I wrote to our financial advisor and sent him a copy...

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016

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Elder Abuse: How To Stop It

Why Elder Abuse Is Everyone’s Problem One story: Prosecutors in Seattle charged Christopher Wise with the murder of his mother, Ruby. His crime? Letting her rot to death with eight huge pressure sores, several to the bone, while he played Internet poker and lived off her pension. His excuse? She didn’t want to go to a nursing home or a doctor; he was just respecting her wishes. This is only one example of elder abuse. REPORT ELDER ABUSE – IT’S A CRIME! Call: 1-800-962-2873 | Online at:...

Posted by on May 31, 2016

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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...

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Elder Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation: Protect Yourself

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2015.  Miller Elder Law Firm recognizes and supports all efforts to educate, prevent, and protect aging adults against all forms of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. This awareness day gives us a chance to help spread the word about the prevention. Unfortunately, it is estimated that millions of U.S. elders, from all walks of life, face abuse and neglect every year. Anyone can be victimized. However, there are things you can do to help protect...

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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...

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