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Do You Want to Avoid Probate?

By Eric Millhorn |

Probate is the process of validating a will and then paying off the estate’s creditors in an orderly fashion. Once creditors have been paid, the estate’s personal representative will distribute property according to the will or, if there is no will, according to Florida’s intestacy rules. Probate is overseen by the probate court, which… Read More »

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Many Nursing Homes Still Lack Generators

By Eric Millhorn |

Hurricane Irma revealed a weakness in nursing homes and critical care facilities. In particular, they lacked any alternate power source, such as a generator. As a result, a dozen residents died from heat-related reasons in a Hollywood, Florida nursing home when Irma struck. Our legislature responded by passing a law that required nursing homes… Read More »

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Florida’s Top Guardian Official Has Resigned

By Eric Millhorn |

Guardians represent the legal interests of those who can no longer take care of themselves. In some situations, children or people with special needs are appointed guardians. However, many guardians are appointed when a senior becomes unable to manage his or her affairs. When a person is low income and has no family who… Read More »

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Doctor Allegedly Swindles Patient Out of His Home

By Eric Millhorn |

At Millhorn Elder Law Planning Group, we spend a lot of time warning our clients of different scams, some involving health care and other involving impersonation over the internet. Unfortunately, scammers are not always anonymous people operating out of a basement in some foreign country. Instead, they might be trusted professionals who have excellent… Read More »

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Is Jeffrey Epstein’s Will Legal?

By Eric Millhorn |

Jeffrey Epstein was allegedly worth over $500 million, though no one really knew how he had earned it. When the disgraced financier killed himself in August, he was awaiting criminal charges for sex trafficking minors. With his death, the criminal case is now moot, though there is an interesting debate about whether the will… Read More »

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Cheaper Prescription Drugs Are on the Way

By Eric Millhorn |

It’s long been known that people in other countries can get prescription drugs for much cheaper than Americans end up paying. In particular, many people hop over the border to Mexico or Canada to get their drugs for a fraction of the price that they would otherwise pay for in a Florida pharmacy. Politico… Read More »

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Problems Gathering Estate Assets

By Eric Millhorn |

One of the duties of the personal representative is to gather all the estate’s assets and to keep them safe. According to Florida Statute 733.607, the personal representative “shall take possession or control of” estate assets. Ultimately, these assets will be used to pay off estate debts. Whatever is left over will be distributed… Read More »

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The Problems with Reverse Mortgages

By Eric Millhorn |

USA Today recently published an eye-opening story on senior citizens who were shocked to suddenly face foreclosure. The cause? Reverse mortgages. As experienced elder law attorneys, we are familiar with reverse mortgages, which are often sold as “too good to be true,” principally because they are. Some dishonest companies target the elderly with confusing… Read More »

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Is Florida Really Retirement Heaven for Seniors?

By Eric Millhorn |

Florida draws millions of retirees to our state, drawn by the beautiful weather and zero personal income tax. However, a recent study suggests that the state only performs in the middle of the pack on measures of senior wellbeing. As reported by the Orlando Sentinel, Florida ranked only 29th of all 50 states in… Read More »

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Can Seniors Use Ridesharing Services?

By Eric Millhorn |

Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized transportation. Instead of having to stand at the curb and hold your hand up for a taxi, people can use an app to request an Uber or Lyft right to their door. Ridesharing services are also cheaper than traditional taxi cabs and with a comparative level… Read More »

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