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Stop Financial Exploitation Of The Elderly Now

A One-Day Conference To Stop Financial Exploitation. Elder financial abuse is a multi-billion dollar problem and Florida is taking steps to stop exploitation. Gainesville will host a conference for professionals across the state who work with aging adults and have a mission of stopping exploitation now. The community is also invited to stay current on how to identify an prevent exploitation. Sponsors include the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, AFELA (Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys), Elder Options, Elder Care of...

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019

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Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller

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Asset Freeze Law: An Update

Protecting Vulnerable Adults With Asset Freeze Law by Shannon Miller, ESQ The Asset Freeze Law Overview On July 1, 2018 the new law, Injunction for Protection from Exploitation/Asset Protection for Vulnerable Adults, went into effect.  Under the new injunction statute, using the current framework for injunctions against domestic violence, a circuit court can provide a process to “stop the bleed” of assets where vulnerable adults are being victimized.  This injunction provides another tool to stop exploitation and...

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019

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Elder Law, Exploitation, In The News, Shannon Miller

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Shannon Miller Wins Senior Advocacy Award

Jerome Solkoff Senior Advocacy Award Jerome “Jerry” Solkoff was a lifelong advocate for the elderly and disabled.  He enjoyed a distinguished professional life spanning more than four decades.  Jerry received numerous honors for his advocacy on behalf of the elderly during his lifetime and amassed thousands of hours of pro bono services within his community. The Jerome Solkoff Advocacy Award is an annual advocacy award presented by The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA) to an AFELA member or member of an...

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018

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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...

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018

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Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller, Uncategorized

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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...

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018

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Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller

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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,...

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

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Elder Law, Exploitation, Shannon Miller

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