8Jan, 2020

When Is the Right Time to Seek Guardianship of Your Parent?

January 8th, 2020|Family Law|

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If your parent’s health is deteriorating and you are beginning to have concerns about your parent’s ability to protect his or her own wellbeing, you are right to be thinking about the legal options you have available. As our parents age, these types of situations become inevitable, and having a plan in place allows you to avoid uncomfortable, difficult, and potentially dangerous situations […]

21Aug, 2019

When Can a Guardian Be Appointed for a Minor in Florida?

August 21st, 2019|Family Law|

Guardianship affords the opportunity to care for a person without assuming the role of a parent through adoption. For parents of children with special needs, planning for guardianship after age 18 can ensure continued access to government benefits and the ability to continue to make decisions on your child’s behalf. In short, establishing guardianship can serve a variety of important purposes, and there are a number […]

8Jul, 2019

Does Guardianship Override Parental Rights?

July 8th, 2019|Family Law|

Appointing a guardian for a minor child is a legal process that can have varying consequences for the guardian, the child, and the child’s biological or adoptive parents. There are a few different forms of guardianship under Florida law, and in all cases, the guardian’s rights and responsibilities are determined by the specific terms of the court order establishing guardianship. As a result, in order to […]

21Jun, 2019

Late-Life Divorce: What Factors Do I Need to Consider?

June 21st, 2019|Family Law|

Recent data show that older couples are divorcing at a higher rate than at any other time in our nation’s history. According to an article on Forbes.com, “In the 1990s, only 1 in 10 people over age 50 were divorced. Currently, 1 in 4 people are going through grey divorces, and the rates may double in the near future.”

While getting divorced involves many of the […]

21Mar, 2019

How Do I Retain Guardianship of My Special Needs Child?

March 21st, 2019|Family Law|

Were you aware that, when your disabled or special needs child reaches the age of 18 (which is the recognized legal age of majority in the State of Florida), your parental rights (including those related to medical, educational, living, and financial decision making) expire – regardless of the extent of your child’s disabilities? In order to retain the power to make all of the critical decisions […]