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Estate Planning: A New Process During COVID-19

No Contact Options For Signing Estate Planning Documents COVID-19 is a very serious threat and we understand the need to protect our clients, who are often more vulnerable than others due to their age and pre-existing conditions. We are getting many inquiries about estate planning stimulated by the “what if” scenario.  “What if I get sick, have to be on a ventilator for weeks at a time, or die–how will my family know how to handle my affairs?”  We encourage everyone to use this time to work...

Posted by on Apr 16, 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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Shannon Miller Earns Florida Super Lawyers Designation

Florida Super Lawyers Top List Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Florida via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. The Florida lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Florida Super Lawyers Top Lists. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create...

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018

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POLST in Florida-A Legislative Update

What Is POLST? An article in the Gainesville Sun presents the legislative efforts in Florida to create a bill that would bring POLST to the state.  POLST is physician orders for life-sustaining treatment.  Read the article here  http://www.gainesville.com/article/20150405/WIRE/150409774/1034/news02?Title=End-of-life-debate-hinders-8216-Right-to-Try- The POLST is a tool for translating patients’ goals into medical orders in a highly visible, portable way, which enables patients to choose from a full range of care options,...

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015

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Exploitation Focus Of National Elder Law Conference

Shannon Miller, ESQ, Presents Expertise At Conference Miller Elder Law Firm attorney Shannon Miller has been invited to speak at this year’s NAELA Conference in Orlando, FL to share her expertise in the exploitation of the elderly.  The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Annual Conference is designed to keep law practitioners current on the latest in elder and special needs law including legislative and case law updates. Ms. Miller will be presenting on Florida’s new exploitation statute and implementation in the...

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015

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