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Estate Planning Tax Law Changes 2021

Changes To Estate And Gift Tax Law The New Tax Law: The 99.5% Act On March 25, 2021, Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill into the U.S. Senate to impose higher taxes on certain estates. The bill is called “For the 99.5% Act” and proposes changes to estate tax law and gift tax law. Shannon Miller and her team explain how these proposed tax law will impact you. Changes to Estate Tax Threshold Currently, the estate tax exemption amount for 2021 is $11,700,000.00 per individual ($23,400,000.00 for married couples who use...

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021

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Compassionate Care Provider: New Access To Senior Facilities

Update On Visitation Inside Senior Facilities In Florida During The Pandemic By Shannon Miller, Founder The New October 22, 2020 DeSantis Executive Order on Facility Access To Loved Ones appears to take into account the CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Guidelines of September 17, 2020  in order to increase access for ALL facilities in Florida. Compassionate Care Provider In the Governor’s new order, eliminates “essential caregiver” status and incorporates “compassionate care...

Posted by on Nov 17, 2020

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The Aging Brain: The Reason Seniors Are Most Vulnerable To Scams

by Shannon Miller, ESQ. The Snake Oil Salesman has existed in society from the beginning preying on those who were old, weak, or compromised in some way. Unfortunately, the increased demand for Alexa, Zoom and social media as delivery methods for the snake oil sales pitch coupled with a thinning of the cortical insula in the brain as we age has created the Perfect Storm for exploitation of our most vulnerable citizens. And these attacks can be devastating– 80% of our nation’s wealth is held by those over the age of...

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020

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What To Do And Not To Do With Your Estate Planning Documents

Shannon Miller, founder of The Miller Elder Law Firm, is a Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney talks about what to do with your estate planning documents. A common question I get in my practice is “I have an estate plan in place, my affairs are in order, now what do I do with it?” First of all, congratulations! 50% of Americans do not have an estate plan. You are on the right track for planning many events you will experience as an older adult. The better the planning, the easier the decision...

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020

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Legal Documents You Need If You Get COVID-19

Elder Law Attorney Shannon Miller Walks You Through The Legal Documents You Need   Shannon Miller, Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney and founder of The Miller Elder Law Firm talks about steps to take during COVID-19 to get your legal documents in order. We have had many phone calls at our office asking “What do I do if I get the virus?” and I would like to address these issues head on to help you through the process. As we know, the older population is at higher risk to become sick which could...

Posted by on Jul 20, 2020

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Nursing Home Facilities: Family Communication During COVID

    Tips On Staying In Touch With Loved Ones In A Nursing Home During COVID -19 “Help, I have not heard from my Mom in three weeks and I normally hear from her every day. What should I do?” Some of our clients have contacted the firm regarding not being able to get in touch with their loved ones or the nursing home facility staff. This prompted us to put together some tips on how to make sure they are safe and cared for properly. 1. Request a care plan meeting This meeting involves the staff that care for...

Posted by on Jul 15, 2020

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