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Should a Senior Continue Driving?

By Eric Millhorn |

It’s a question everyone must ask of their elderly parents: when is it time to stop driving? Unfortunately, few seniors want to give up the freedom of being able to go wherever they want when they want, even if they increasingly are a risk to themselves and others. With the population aging, this is… Read More »

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Elder Law Frequently Asked Questions

By Eric Millhorn |

As experienced elder law attorneys in The Villages, we frequently receive questions from people in the community. These seniors call us because they are trying to handle a loved one’s estate or thinking about estate planning on their own. We are happy to meet with members of the public who have a legal question,… Read More »

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What are No Contest Clauses and Do You Need One

By Eric Millhorn |

Most people dread the possibility of a will contest. A contest can take years to resolve, but they are expensive to defend. As a result, there is usually much less money left in the estate to distribute to heirs after a lengthy will contest. To dissuade people from challenging a will, many lawyers started… Read More »

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FAQ about Guardianship in Florida

By Eric Millhorn |

As our loved ones age, they might encounter difficulty making decisions for themselves. Often, elderly begin to show signs of dementia or other cognitive impairments that make it hard to be independent. As experienced elder law attorneys, we have helped many people obtain guardianship over an elderly relative. In Florida, people seek guardianship for… Read More »

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Be on Alert for a New Scam Targeting Seniors

By Eric Millhorn |

A recent scam in Georgia is a timely reminder that fraudsters never rest but instead continually devise new schemes to swindle seniors out of their money. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, a 70-year-old woman received a phone call from someone alleging that he worked for a company. He also claimed that his company had… Read More »

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Senior Living Trends

By Eric Millhorn |

The population over 65 continues to grow, and it should be no surprise that seniors need different living arrangements than younger people. As the senior population has increased over the past decades, senior housing options have grown up alongside. Although many people will continue to live independently or with their families, others want to… Read More »

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Changes to Social Security in 2019

By Eric Millhorn |

The Social Security Administration pays out retirement benefits to tens of millions of Americans. Even more workers pay taxes into the system every pay period. As a large government program, Social Security is difficult to administer, and it is always changing in small ways. Things are no different in the new year. Below are… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between a Living Will and a DNR?

By Eric Millhorn |

Residents at The Villages who are engaged in estate planning are probably determining what medical advance directives they need. Two popular ones are living wills and do not resuscitate orders, called DNRs. On the surface, they appear similar, but they are actually very different. You might find that you only need one or the… Read More »

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4 Reasons to Meet with an Elder Law Attorney

By Eric Millhorn |

As experienced elder law attorneys in Winter Park, we meet with clients every week who have a legal issue they need help with. Many of them were unsure that they needed a lawyer’s assistance until a friend or family member recommended that they call us. They are usually very grateful that they did. In… Read More »

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Elder Abuse Statistics

By Eric Millhorn |

Elder abuse can take many forms: physical, emotional, financial, and sexual. It is also far more common than people expect. This February, let’s commit to reducing elder abuse. In this article, we present some statistics that you should be aware of. Up to 5 Million Seniors Have Been Abused About 10% of seniors aged… Read More »

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