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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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Phone Scam Warning for Floridians

Department of Elder Affairs Warns Floridians of Phone Scam Beware of aggressive callers posing as senior service providers In a press release dated August 30, 2016, Department of Elder Affairs located in Tallahassee issued a warning for Florida residents about a recent phone scam. Florida residents need to watch out for scam artists who are allegedly making calls pretending to be the Department or an organization they refer to as Senior Services. These callers are using a method known as “spoofing” to make it appear on...

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016

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End of Life Options: New Developments

This past week we saw a few developments involving end of life options, one a local story and the other a national story out of California.  Our job is to keep you informed of issues impacting us as we age so we can be prepared, take action, and experience the quality of life we desire. A Local End of Life Story “After enduring great physical pain for several years, Jean lost the strength to keep on living … And, Joe, watching his beloved Jean suffer, was unable to imagine life without her; so they both chose to end...

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016

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Older Adults: Celebrating Them In May

Miller Elder Law Firm recognizes Older American’s Month (OAM) in May along with the Administration for Community Living. OAM acknowledging the contributions of older adults to our nation. The 2016 OAM theme is Blaze a Trail. The Administration for Community Living will use this opportunity to raise awareness about important issues facing older adults. We will also highlight the ways that older Americans are advocating for themselves, their peers, and their communities. Older Adults Contribute Older adults are a growing and...

Posted by on May 2, 2016

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End-of-Life Conversations: Difficult for Doctors Too

We all know end-of-life discussions are difficult for families.  We recognize National Healthcare Decisions Day to bring awareness to advance care planning and encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be.  And the urgency for these end-of-life conversations is sooner rather than later. Doctors Struggle With End-of-Life Discussions NPR presents an article that tells the other side of the story: the struggle for the doctors that...

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016

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Taxes: Tips for Seniors

Learning About Taxes Relevant to Seniors An Article From Elder Law Answers. Taxes are due April 15th and it is time to finish crossing T’s and dotting I’s in completion of your taxes. You want to make sure you file all the proper forms and take all deductions you’re entitled to. Following are some things to keep in mind as you prepare your tax form. Gifts. Did you give away any money this year? The gift tax can be very confusing. If you gave away more than $14,000 in 2015, you will have to file a Form 709,...

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016

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