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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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Estate Planning, Shannon Miller, Uncategorized, Wills

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Estate Planning: 5 Strategies To Start The Conversation With Our Aging Parents

By Shannon Miller, Esq. Estate planning and advance directives can be difficult topics for our aging parents. Eileen’s story will outline how to get the conversation started. Eileen contacted me to discuss concerns about her aging parent’s estate plan. She had no idea what her parent’s assets were, how the assets were titled, or if they even had an estate plan, power of attorney, or advance directives. She wasn’t sure if her parents had $100,000 or $10 million because they were very private about their...

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017

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Elder Law, Estate Planning

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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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Probate-Prepare The Right Way

A Probate Overview Probate is often misunderstood with a reputation of being expensive, lengthy, and confusing.  At the Miller Elder Law Firm, our commitment to the community is an education to help you understand the basics of the legal process.  This allows you to make informed, sound decisions with all of the facts. Enjoy our series about probate and what you need to know. What is Probate? It is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person (decedent), paying the decedent’s...

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015

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Estate Planning, Probate FAQ

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10 Things To Know About Your Parent’s Financial Health

The Importance of Financial Health As You Age Helping your parents plan for financial stability in their later years will not only help them remain independent but will prepare the family for taking care of financial health issues if a parent becomes incapacitated. By agingcare.com What would happen if you had to suddenly take over management of a parent’s money and finances? If a parent becomes incapacitated, someone has to take over paying bills and managing their money.  Are you prepared? It’s better to have all...

Posted by on Jul 5, 2015

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Estate Planning, Uncategorized

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