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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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Miller Elder Law Shares: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently

We often work with clients who are in various stages of Alzheimer’s disease to protect each one from exploitation and make sure everything is in place for a good death. The normal progression of Alzheimer’s disease from onset to death is approximately 10 years. In the process of working with these clients and their families, we have gained invaluable perspective: It is possible for clients with Alzheimer’s to live full productive lives with dignity and joy while making important contributions to family and...

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015

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Board Certification, Elder Law, Estate Planning

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What “Alice” Wants To Tell You About Alzheimer’s

As an Elder Law attorney in Gainesville, I always seize the opportunity to increase awareness as it relates to dementia and Alzheimers.  With the media attention on the movie “Still Alice” as Julianne Moore wins the best actress Oscar, it’s the perfect time to discuss the fear, confusion, panic, and dread that Alzheimers brings and lessons we can take away.  I would also note that Glen Campbell has also been nominated for an Oscar. He is in the final stages of his Alzheimer’s disease, but what an...

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015

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Elder Law, Estate Planning, In The News, Uncategorized

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