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Health Care Surrogate: A Legislative Update

This is the first part of a series of blog posts about the changes in elder law during this year’s legislative session with many of these laws going into effect on or before October 1, 2015.  The update presents changes in the law regarding designation of Health Care Surrogate. Background Information about Advance Directives by the Florida Bar: The Florida Legislature has recognized that every competent adult has the fundamental right of self-determination regarding decisions pertaining to his or her own health, including...

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015

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In The News

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Guardianship in Florida: Legislative Update

A New, More Protective Guardianship Law Several Elder Law Attorneys from around the state of Florida, including Shannon Miller, ESQ, Miller Elder Law Firm, were instrumental in the passing of this legislation that went into effect in Florida on July 1, 2015.  The overhaul was designed to better protect our most vulnerable citizens, aging adults.             Check out the news story at http://bit.ly/1LHZ64H featuring Elder Law attorney and Miller Elder Law Firm colleague Angela Warren explaining...

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015

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Exploitation, Guardianship FAQ

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What “Alice” Wants To Tell You About Alzheimer’s

As an Elder Law attorney in Gainesville, I always seize the opportunity to increase awareness as it relates to dementia and Alzheimers.  With the media attention on the movie “Still Alice” as Julianne Moore wins the best actress Oscar, it’s the perfect time to discuss the fear, confusion, panic, and dread that Alzheimers brings and lessons we can take away.  I would also note that Glen Campbell has also been nominated for an Oscar. He is in the final stages of his Alzheimer’s disease, but what an...

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015

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Elder Law, Estate Planning, In The News, Uncategorized

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End of Life Choices-A Worthy New Year’s Resolution

One common tradition this time of year is making New Year’s resolutions, which usually includes starting good habits or stopping bad ones. It’s a timely opportunity to put together a plan with actions and timelines. It is, after all, the only way you will be successful long-term. Most people vow to lose weight, exercise more, and be healthier and although these are worthy goals you should consider, I want you add one more. It’s not glamorous or trendy but it will impact not only you, but your family as...

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015

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Board Certification, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Shannon Miller, Wills

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