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Estate Planning: A New Process During COVID-19

No Contact Options For Signing Estate Planning Documents COVID-19 is a very serious threat and we understand the need to protect our clients, who are often more vulnerable than others due to their age and pre-existing conditions. We are getting many inquiries about estate planning stimulated by the “what if” scenario.  “What if I get sick, have to be on a ventilator for weeks at a time, or die–how will my family know how to handle my affairs?”  We encourage everyone to use this time to work...

Posted by on Apr 16, 2020

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Elder Law Update: We Are Open And Here For You

Use This Time To Get Your Affairs In Order: Three Questions To Ask Yourself Our Message To You On behalf of my entire staff, we send hugs (virtually of course) to all of you and wishes for your safety and health. In the meantime, we continue to be available to address any elder law issues that arise in the course of this pandemic.  We are here to help. We are working using the traditional phone, email, and virtual office technology and continue to have an office presence as needed. Our entire elder law team remains available...

Posted by on Apr 6, 2020

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Financial Scams: Laws Protecting Florida’s Seniors

A Legislature Update By Senator Kathleen Passidomo at the Stopping Exploitation: Florida On The Forefront Conference Senator Kathleen Passidomo presents laws in the State of Florida that protect seniors from being exploited and scammed at the Stop Exploitation conference in Gainesville, FL. Stopping financial scams is a priority for Florida. She started the legislative ball rolling in 2012 (a Representative at the time) and continues to be an advocate for the elderly. She will be President of the Senate in 2023 and her biggest...

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020

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Elder Financial Abuse In Florida: The Staggering Statistics

Shannon Miller Presents Elder Financial Abuse Statistics In Introduction To The Stop Exploitation Conference   Elder financial abuse is a multi-billion dollar problem and Florida is taking steps to stop exploitation. Gainesville hosted a conference for professionals across the state who work with aging adults and have a mission of stopping exploitation now.  Ms. Miller was the chair of the one day conference with these sponsors: Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, AFELA (Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys), Elder...

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020

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Aging Brain Clues To Prevent Financial Exploitation

Research Update On The Exploitable Brain At “Stopping Financial Exploitation” Conference Topic: Examining key clinical parameters associated with differential rates of cognitive decline, and how these indicators may someday predict cognition and vulnerability to financial exploitation.  Or, how aging can put one at risk for poor decision-making and vulnerability for being scammed. Presented by Bonnie Levin, Ph.D. Bernard and Alexandria Schoninger Professor of Neurology Director, Division of...

Posted by on Dec 24, 2019

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