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Watch Out for Romance Scams

By Eric Millhorn |

Many seniors today are looking for love. Whether they are divorced or recently widowed, they are now ready to get back out there and meet someone. Helpfully, the Internet has made it possible for people to connect, so seniors are no longer limited to only meeting those people who live in their immediate surroundings…. Read More »

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Start the New Year by Updating Your Estate Plan

By Eric Millhorn |

Many people still have no estate plan. Or the estate plan they have in place remains incomplete and will not serve them in good stead in the event of incapacity or death. Each year, millions of people set New Year’s resolutions. At Millhorn Elder Law Planning Group, we encourage you to make 2019 the… Read More »

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Florida Cremation Laws

By Eric Millhorn |

Cremation continues to grow in popularity. Instead of being buried in the ground, cremation reduces a person to ash after death. Your loved one can then dispose of the ashes as they see fit, either by burying them in a traditional cemetery plot or scattering the ashes in the ocean. Florida has several laws… Read More »

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Postnuptial Agreements and Blended Families: What You Need to Know

By Eric Millhorn |

More seniors are remarrying, but these blended families create challenges under existing Florida law. For example, if you die before your spouse, then he or she is entitled to a large chunk of your estate. In that case, how will you provide for your children from a previous marriage? Fortunately, you can plan for… Read More »

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Reasons to Contest a Trust

By Eric Millhorn |

Many people have heard of a will contest, where heirs challenge a will on the grounds that it is not valid. If successful, a judge will refuse to admit the will into probate, and the estate assets will be distributed according to a prior will or the state’s intestacy rules. Trusts can also be… Read More »

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Misconceptions about Florida Probate

By Eric Millhorn |

Many people have no idea what probate is and have never even heard of the word. Other people who contact our firm have heard of probate but nevertheless hold misconceptions about what is involved with probating an estate. We try to clarify and correct any misconceptions during the free initial consultation. In this article,… Read More »

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Questions to Ask an Elder Law Attorney

By Eric Millhorn |

Choosing the right elder law attorney involves more than looking at a website and asking a friend if they can recommend someone. Instead, people should schedule a free consultation with an elder law attorney where they can discuss their legal issue and ask questions. To help you choose the right lawyer, we have offered… Read More »

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Women Have Unique Estate Planning Needs

By Eric Millhorn |

Most estate planning advice applies equally to women and men. But it is also true that women tend to have some unique needs that they must consider when they create their estate plans. At Millhorn Elder Law Planning Group, we are happy to discuss your estate plan and create the documents that turn that… Read More »

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Changes to VA Pension Program Can Complicate Eligibility

By Eric Millhorn |

Veterans Affairs provides long-term care benefits to some of the 20 million veterans in the U.S. To qualify, a veteran must have served for at least 90 days on active duty, with at least one day during war time. However, new changes can affect the eligibility for Aid & Attendance, which is the program… Read More »

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Can a Loved One’s Estate be Sued?

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Yes. Although your loved one is no longer alive, his or her estate can serve as the defendant in a lawsuit in many situations. As experienced probate attorneys, we often receive phone calls from panicked personal representatives who thought that closing a loved one’s estate was going to be simple. However, when the estate… Read More »

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