Tag Archive | "Florida Guardianship Lawyer"

Elder Abuse and Exploitation Examples

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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Elder abuse is a terrible societal crime that SmithLaw hates to see in our society. Thus, we are dedicated to helping the elderly who are victims of abuse and exploitation. This is in addition to other areas of our practice that relate to the elderly. These other areas of the law include: Probate Guardianship Estate […]

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Elder Abuse and Exploitation

Monday, July 27, 2015

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One of the most despicable societal crimes is elder abuse. It happens more than you want to think and its pervasiveness is scary to contemplate. Elder abuse does not always mean physical abuse. Mental abuse is also prevalent—and often goes unreported even more than physical abuse because it is harder to prove. Elder exploitation is […]

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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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Bankruptcy Information for the State of Florida

Monday, June 6, 2011

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There are many misconceptions about filing for bankruptcy, especially in the state of Florida. Florida is one of the more liberal states regarding filing for bankruptcy. Filing for bankruptcy will enable you to do many things including saving your home and assets; eliminating credit card debt; stopping creditors from calling and harassing you; and it […]

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