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Seniors: Helping Them With A Budget

The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys publishes a monthly newsletter for consumers, ElderSmarts, to give seniors and their families tips on how to recognize and protect themselves from financial scams. It also offers budgeting tips.The Miller Elder Law Firm is a member of AFELA and would like to share this information with the seniors in our community. Why Do Seniors Need A Budget? Budgeting is often seen as a scary word and a very complicated practice. Yet budgeting is a great tool for ensuring financial stability and...

Posted by on Mar 27, 2016

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Elder Law Attorneys: How To Pick The Right One

Tips from The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA.ORG) The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys would like to offer some guidance to make sure that senior citizens and their loved ones hire an effective, ethical elder law attorney. Examine the qualifications of the attorney before contacting them. It may be helpful to review the law firm’s website and ask others you trust to provide a recommendation to a trusted attorney, if possible. Contact the attorney’s firm and request their qualifications in...

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan established National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month which is recognized in November.  At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. Get involved, and help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. We are fortunate to have the National Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) who mission is a world without Alzheimer’s. Advancing research, providing care and support for those...

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Welcome Our New Associate: Areesha Muzaffar

Passionate Traveler.  Determined Optimist. New Associate.   “Areesha Muzaffar is amazingly intelligent, determined, successful.  She is very modest, and hard-working.  She comes from an excellent family, and has been a stable part of our practice for nearly five years. We depend on her, trust her and she is very much a team player, plus she is very interesting and interested.”-Shannon Miller Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Areesha moved to Lake Placid, Florida when she was 10. She fits right in with her driven and...

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015

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Death With Dignity: Personal Stories You Need To Hear

The Debate About Ending Life In the Fall 2014 we posted a blog about one death with dignity story with 29-year old Brittany Maynard and her controversial decision to move to Oregon where the law allows terminally ill patients to obtain a lethal dose of barbituates.  She had an inoperable brain tumor with only months to live and wanted to be able to control her own end-of-life care. The “Death with Dignity Act” is a controversial bill that allows for legal self-euthanasia. It is aimed towards terminally ill patients, who...

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015

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