Tag Archive | "Florida Guardianship Attorney"

Collaborative vs. Traditional Divorce Litigation

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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Bitter, contested fights are the norm in all those divorce battles you see on TV. It drags on for months, accusations fly, in-depth custody evaluations and bargaining ensues. Private detectives are hired and seedy pictures are taken. Then, one spouse makes a classic move that lands them all the property and sole custody of the […]

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Guardianship 101

Friday, May 15, 2015

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A guardian is appointed by the court to care for another person when the court finds that someone is no longer able to care for himself or herself. A guardianship can apply to all parts of someone’s life, or just certain areas. Guardianship requires attorney representation for all parties.  The court will appoint attorney representation […]

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Guardianship Basics

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

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Florida has many types of guardianships. Often a guardianship protects a senior citizen, a young person, or a person with a disability. However, there are a few obscure types of guardianships that you might also run across. Today we will address elder guardianship. Often a guardianship is created to protect an elder’s monetary interests. For […]

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What is a Professional Guardian?

Sunday, July 13, 2014

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Our practice does a lot of guardianship work. Guardianship is the legal process of appointing another person to manage the affairs, medical decisions, and property of a minor or an incapacitated adult. This process involves the filing of a court petition and requires court oversight, monitoring, and the appointment of either a knowledgeable person or […]

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What is My Legal Liability as a Caretaker of a Family Member?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

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This is a broad question. Liability for your family members depends on the familial relationship and any legal papers signed setting up a caretaker relationship. We all know we are responsible for our children. Therefore, we will limit this discussion to a caregiving relationship involving care of a parent or similar adult family member. Oftentimes […]

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Mediation in Guardianships

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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With most legal proceedings there are two sides, with each side fighting the other for what they feel is right. Whether pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, a civil suit, or disputing a will or trust, there is always someone who is seeking to see their rights validated by a jury or a judge. It is no different […]

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Resolving Family Disputes in Guardianships

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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When you think of a court proceeding, you may think of what goes on in court scenes on TV and in the movies. In real life, you get much more, especially when it comes to dealing with family disputes in guardianship cases. Sometimes those who are sitting in the waiting area in the courtroom get […]

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Minor Guardianship vs. Custody of Minor: What are the Differences and Similarities?

Monday, June 27, 2011

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When trying to figure out which proceeding is where, it is important to distinguish between the two. In the case of minor guardianship versus the custody of a minor, they sound pretty similar. But these two types of custody arrangements are actually handled in two different court departments and have different laws governing them. Guardianship is […]

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Can You Pursue Guardianship or Probate Without a Lawyer?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

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What do guardians and executors have in common? Both are people placed in positions of great responsibility over others’ affairs, and both need expert legal advice. What Does a Guardianship Lawyer Do? A guardian is a someone who takes over the personal affairs, including finances, of a minor child or of an adult who is […]

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