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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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A Bittersweet Victory For A Victim of Financial Exploitation

A Story of Fraud, Theft, Recovery, and Peace Michael McCadden was a Gainesville resident, decorated Vietnam War veteran, and a victim of financial exploitation. His tragic story begins well before his visit to The Miller Elder Law Firm. Mr. McCadden came to our law firm penniless. He had lost his entire life savings but wasn’t sure how. The investigation began to help him recover his assets and quality of life. One of his daughters manipulated him to put all of his assets in a trust which she took complete control of to...

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019

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Age Of Fraud: Are Seniors More Vulnerable To Financial Scams?

What You Must Know To Stop Scams and Exploitation by Shannon Miller Brains and Losses is an investigative report by Marketplace.org regarding the epidemic that is exploitation.  The full hour program can be found here. It was a pleasure being able to work with these professionals explaining how exploitation is affecting seniors in the state of Florida and what we are doing about it.  My involvement in the report reflects how serious this epidemic has affected seniors in our state.  Since the exploitation injunction became...

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019

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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...

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

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Exploitation, Shannon Miller, Uncategorized

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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...

Posted by on Jul 30, 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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