5Nov, 2020

What Is Better Guardianship or Custody?

November 5th, 2020|Divorce, Family Law, Guardianship|

Guardianship and parenting book and a gavel on the side.Family law can be very complicated, especially when it relates to the care and wellbeing of minor children. The legal definitions that courts use to describe an adult’s relationship with a child, and the responsibilities these relationships carry with them, can be overwhelming for those already dealing with what is understandably a very stressful and emotional process.

The […]

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 […]