Angie Hunter Cranford
Angie Hunter Cranford is the firm’s senior team member, having worked for Teresa since early 1998. Angie is Morgan Law Center’s “go-to” team member; she has knowledge and experience in almost every aspect of the firm’s operation and is known for her amazing ability to remember even the most minute details of the firm’s cases.
Presently, Angie serves as the firm’s senior legal assistant and as its office administrator. Among her many duties, she is responsible for document drafting, complex probate administration, legal research, and bookkeeping. She has completed one year of law school, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Business Management/Human Resources from Saint Leo University, and holds an Associate of Arts degree, cum laude, in Legal Assisting from Santa Fe Community College. Angie is a Florida Registered Paralegal and a nationally Certified Legal Assistant.
Shana Teems Miller
Shana Teems Miller came to Morgan Law Center in 2006 with a strong background in client services, particularly within the insurance industry. As the firm’s trust funding coordinator, she is responsible for transferring clients’ assets to their trusts, serving as the liaison between clients and their financial institutions, and ensuring that the assets owned by our Legacy Protection Program clients remain properly titled. Shana is also responsible for post-death administration and trust settlement. Funding, monitoring, and settling our clients’ trust-based estate plans is an enormous job that requires an understanding of a wide range of financial assets as well as a great deal of patience and persistence. Shana performs her duties with compassion, skill and enthusiasm.
Tammy Bodine Hale
Tammy Bodine Hale joined our team in 2012, after serving 24 years in the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department, where she served as Field Training Coordinator and Southeastern Public Safety Institute Liaison with St. Petersburg College. Having spent many months prior to her mother’s death coordinating health care and insurance benefits, Tammy came to our firm with first-hand knowledge of the practical and emotional issues that arise when caring for a loved one. She was eager to work in a field that assists the elderly with long-term care issues, and quickly assumed the position of the firm’s long-term care coordinator. Tammy is responsible for guiding our clients through the long-term care planning and qualification process.
Dan has been integrally involved in Teresa’s law practice since she opened her own firm in 1997. Among other services, Dan has supervised the renovation of the firm’s office building, and has been solely responsible for the installation, networking, maintenance, and administration of the firm’s computer system. Retired from the Gainesville Fire Department and the bookstore business, Dan now works part-time in the firm maintaining the facility and all equipment.
What happens if I die without a will?
Answer: If you die without a valid last will and testament, you will have relinquished to the state of Florida control over how your assets will be distributed. Florida’s law on distribution of your assets may be be markedly different from your desires.
Do I have to sell my home to be eligible for Medicaid?
Answer: No. Homes that have a value of less than $543,000 are not included when determining Medicaid eligibility.