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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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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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