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Asset Freeze Law: An Update

Protecting Vulnerable Adults With Asset Freeze Law by Shannon Miller, ESQ The Asset Freeze Law Overview On July 1, 2018 the new law, Injunction for Protection from Exploitation/Asset Protection for Vulnerable Adults, went into effect.  Under the new injunction statute, using the current framework for injunctions against domestic violence, a circuit court can provide a process to “stop the bleed” of assets where vulnerable adults are being victimized.  This injunction provides another tool to stop exploitation and...

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019

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Elder Law, Exploitation, In The News, Shannon Miller

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New Law Allowing Credit Freeze For Financial Caregivers

What You Should Know About Credit Freeze To Protect Against Financial Exploitation This article was written by Stacy Canan and Lois Greisman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. If you manage someone else’s money, protecting your loved one from financial exploitation and scams is among your important responsibilities. Starting Sept. 21, 2018, a new federal law lets some financial caregivers request a security freeze, also called a credit freeze, on their loved one’s behalf. Taking this step can help protect them...

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018

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Exploitation, Shannon Miller

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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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Exploitation, Uncategorized

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Elder Law Attorneys: How To Pick The Right One

Tips from The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA.ORG) The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys would like to offer some guidance to make sure that senior citizens and their loved ones hire an effective, ethical elder law attorney. Examine the qualifications of the attorney before contacting them. It may be helpful to review the law firm’s website and ask others you trust to provide a recommendation to a trusted attorney, if possible. Contact the attorney’s firm and request their qualifications in...

Posted by on Jan 7, 2016

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Probate-Prepare The Right Way

A Probate Overview Probate is often misunderstood with a reputation of being expensive, lengthy, and confusing.  At the Miller Elder Law Firm, our commitment to the community is an education to help you understand the basics of the legal process.  This allows you to make informed, sound decisions with all of the facts. Enjoy our series about probate and what you need to know. What is Probate? It is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person (decedent), paying the decedent’s...

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015

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Estate Planning, Probate FAQ

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