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New Law Allowing Credit Freeze For Financial Caregivers

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Exploitation, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on New Law Allowing Credit Freeze For Financial Caregivers

What You Should Know About Credit Freeze To Protect Against Financial Exploitation This article was written by Stacy Canan and Lois Greisman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. If you manage someone else’s money, protecting your loved one from financial exploitation and scams is among your important responsibilities. Starting Sept. 21, 2018, a new federal law lets some financial caregivers request a security freeze, also called a credit freeze, on their loved one’s behalf. Taking this step can help protect them from identity...

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How To Handle Family Exploitation

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Exploitation, Shannon Miller, Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Handle Family Exploitation

Brother, Alleged Exploiter, Receives Equal Inheritance As Siblings By Shannon Miller, Esq. The Miller Elder Law Firm presents a question & answer session on family exploitation and possible legal solutions. “My brother moved in our Mom’s house last year to take care of her. She was 88 and fearful about being moved into a nursing home.  He did not have a place to live, so she agreed to let him move in so she could remain in her home. My sister and I were unaware of this arrangement and became immediately concerned since he...

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New Security Freeze Legislation Protects Seniors

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Exploitation, Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Security Freeze Legislation Protects Seniors

The New Law Provides Free Security Freezes To Protect Your Credit Report  Written by Jeremiah Battle, National Consumer Law Center Overview Of Security Freeze Law There are many scams targeting older adults that trick them into giving money to bogus companies, timeshares,or bail for grandchildren.  Identity theft is another scam that lures people into giving out personal information. The scammers then use this information to steal the older adults’ identity and ruin a lifetime of positive credit. A new law signed by the President on May...

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Stay Tuned for Information About Future Events

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Events | Comments Off on Stay Tuned for Information About Future Events

Event information coming soon!

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Elder Law Strategy to Protect Florida’s Seniors

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018 in Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Elder Law Strategy to Protect Florida’s Seniors

Strategic Initiatives for Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys AFELA, the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys, held its annual strategic planning retreat in St. Petersburg in May 2018.  The non-profit organization is the pre-eminent organization of Florida elder law attorneys providing advocacy, education, and action on behalf of seniors and adults with disabilities.     Shannon Miller was selected to participate in the 2-day event that reviewed successes in 2017 and set goals for the upcoming year to address the most significant...

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Exploitation Injunction: How To Use New Law To Help Victims

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on Exploitation Injunction: How To Use New Law To Help Victims

Training To Protect Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults Sponsored by the Senior Advocacy Network of North Central Florida Friday, May 4th from 11am-1pm at the Senior Center Attorney Shannon Miller, instrumental in drafting new legislation to protect seniors from exploitation, will speak on May 4, 2018 at the Senior Center to present the new law to colleagues for implementation into their practices. The Panel Of Experts On Exploitation Injunction:  Shannon Miller, certified Elder Law attorney instrumental in the passage of the exploitation...

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New Asset Freeze Legislation To Protect Vulnerable Adults

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller | Comments Off on New Asset Freeze Legislation To Protect Vulnerable Adults

Protecting Aging and Disabled Adults Against Financial Exploitation Your Legislative Update 2018 Introducing Asset Freeze “My name is Jean.  I am 75 years old and I am a victim of financial exploitation.  For the past couple of years I have struggled emotionally because of personal problems.  I felt overwhelmed and could not handle my financial affairs.  My brother, Bob, offered to help and I gratefully accepted.  I gave him complete access to my money.  But instead of managing my finances, he stole my life savings, more than...

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Shannon Miller Earns Florida Super Lawyers Designation

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Elder Law, Shannon Miller, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Shannon Miller Earns Florida Super Lawyers Designation

Florida Super Lawyers Top List Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Florida via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. The Florida lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Florida Super Lawyers Top Lists. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible,...

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Your Estate Plan For Minor Children: Why It’s A Necessity

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Estate Planning, Shannon Miller, Uncategorized, Wills | Comments Off on 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 guardianship to...

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

Posted by on Nov 26, 2017 in Elder Law, Estate Planning | Comments Off on 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 assets...

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