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Considerations When Naming A Beneficiary To Your Retirement Account

By Eric Millhorn |

To have a proper estate plan, you will need either a will or a trust (or both). However, some property will pass outside of probate by other means. One such asset will be your retirement account. Once you identify who you want to receive your benefits after you die, you will designate them by… Read More »

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Medicare Part A Coverage

By Eric Millhorn |

Medicare Part A covers up to 100 days of patient care in skilled nursing facilities and hospitals, and is a great benefit to have as a senior. If you are 65 or older and entitled to Social Security benefits, you are eligible for Part A. Even better, there is no charge for premiums, unlike… Read More »

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The Surprising Benefits Of Probate

By Eric Millhorn |

Probate gets a bad rap here at the Millhorn Elder Law Planning Group blog. Many of our articles state that probate is a lengthy, tedious process that people can avoid by creating the right estate plan. And this is still true. Often, you can minimize the number of assets that must go through the… Read More »

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Three Common Probate Problems

By Eric Millhorn |

For some estates, probate will be a seamless process. If the estate is very small, then there might not even need to be probate. Instead, the estate can be wound up using disposition without administration. Other estates can take advantage of a “summary administration,” which makes the probate process quick and easy. However, other… Read More »

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Beware Of Bogus Cancer Treatments

By Eric Millhorn |

Of all the scams that target the elderly, health care scams are some of the most common. Fraudsters reasonably assume that many seniors are worried about their health and they prey on these insecurities. As reported recently in the news media, many scammers have been marketing fake cancer treatments online. You can protect yourself… Read More »

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The Dangers Of A Do-It-Yourself Estate Plan

By Eric Millhorn |

Many seniors like the independence of doing things themselves and enjoy saving money in the process. However, your estate plan is definitely one area where you need a professional’s help, even if it costs a little bit of money to get it. Below are some of the landmines you can step on if you… Read More »

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Compensation As A Florida Personal Representative

By Eric Millhorn |

Being the personal representative of an estate is a lot of work. Not only must you submit the deceased’s will to probate court, but you will also need to deal with the estate’s assets and debts. Many people serve as personal representative for their parents or for their spouse but are unaware of the… Read More »

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Warning Signs Your Loved One Is Being Psychologically Abused

By Eric Millhorn |

Some abuse is very easy to spot. You might visit an elderly relative in a nursing home or at another facility and see unexplained bruises, cuts, or broken bones. However, the elderly are increasingly at risk of psychological abuse as well. This abuse is much harder to identify; nevertheless, you must take action at… Read More »

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Can I Disinherit My Child?

By Eric Millhorn |

Yes—in some situations. It all depends on how old your child is. Under Florida law, you can certainly disinherit your adult children. However, certain rules prevent you from completely disinheriting minor children. Florida’s Homestead Laws  The state’s constitution contains homestead laws that limit what you can do with your residence. In particular, you cannot… Read More »

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Questions To Ask A Long-Term Care Facility

By Eric Millhorn |

When an elderly parent or loved one can no longer live on their own, it is time to consider a long-term care facility. These facilities help residents with daily activities, such as getting dressed or preparing meals, as well as with their medical care. Choosing a long-term care facility is not easy, and you… Read More »

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