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Guardian Duties: How To Serve Responsibly

Help For The Court Appointed Guardian of the Property in Florida    The Guide From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is for family and friends serving as a guardian to help you understand what you can and cannot do in your role as a guardian. In that role, you are a fiduciary who is anyone named to manage money or property for someone else. You’ll find brief tips to help you avoid problems and resources for finding more information. The CFPB’s Office for Older Americans is the only federal office...

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016

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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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Educating The Nation’s Elder Law Attorneys on Exploitation

Shannon Miller, ESQ, Miller Elder Law Firm, presents at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Annual Conference on Florida’s new exploitation statute. She is the Immediate Past President of the Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Co-presenting with fellow Elder Law attorney Twyla Sketchley of Tallahassee, the pair outlined ways for Elder Law attorneys to stamp out exploitation of the elderly in the state of Florida and the nation. Here is the session description: Breakout 7: Florida Chapter Showcase Session:...

Posted by on May 26, 2015

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Elder Law, Exploitation, Uncategorized

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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...

Posted by on May 19, 2015

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Elder Law, Estate Planning, Exploitation, Guardianship FAQ, Probate FAQ, Uncategorized

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Alzheimer’s Disease: A Caregiver’s Tips

The Patience and Planning if Alzheimer’s Disease One of our clients at Miller Elder Law Firm, Dr. Curt DeGroff, has been caring for his mother for several years now since her diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease.  Even after a lifetime of loving relationships it has been extremely challenging for Dr. DeGroff, along with his wife and siblings, to help provide and find the best care possible for his mother. He shares a practical, no nonsense roadmap for enduring one of the most difficult challenges a person may be...

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015

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Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship FAQ

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