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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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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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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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Financial Scams: Fake Checks

How To Avoid Financial Scams Although many times we read about scams happening to other people, we never think it will happen to us.  Here’s a local story that will make us aware of scams in our own backyards. Last week one of our clients sent us an email about a check she received in the mail. This is her inquiry to Miller Elder Law Firm. “Yesterday in our mail I received the check you see below.  We thought it might be something from one of our investments so I wrote to our financial advisor and sent him a copy...

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016

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Elder Abuse: How To Stop It

Why Elder Abuse Is Everyone’s Problem One story: Prosecutors in Seattle charged Christopher Wise with the murder of his mother, Ruby. His crime? Letting her rot to death with eight huge pressure sores, several to the bone, while he played Internet poker and lived off her pension. His excuse? She didn’t want to go to a nursing home or a doctor; he was just respecting her wishes. This is only one example of elder abuse. REPORT ELDER ABUSE – IT’S A CRIME! Call: 1-800-962-2873 | Online at:...

Posted by on May 31, 2016

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