11May, 2022

Guardianship Hearing: What To Expect

May 11th, 2022|Guardianship|

Guardianship LawyersIf you have or are planning to initiate guardianship over a loved one, it’s helpful to know what lies ahead. Guardianship proceedings can be lengthy and emotional. The thought of attending the hearing and answering questions from a judge may seem intimidating, but rest easy. In this blog, we’ll explain the guardianship process and what you can expect at a guardianship hearing.

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22Mar, 2022

What You Should Know About Adult Guardianship in Florida

March 22nd, 2022|Guardianship|

A woman thinking about adult guardianship in Florida.It is difficult and emotional to watch a loved one lose the ability to live independently. There is the fear that they may be taken advantage of or get into a harmful situation. With adult guardianship, the court will appoint a capable person to make important decisions for your loved one. Although certain rights are taken away, adult guardianship may provide […]

22Jan, 2022

Do Guardians Have the Legal Authority to Sign a DNR for a Ward?

January 22nd, 2022|Guardianship|

A guardian having a hard time to sign a DNR. Being a guardian is an enormous responsibility that requires making some challenging decisions. Each state has its own rules regarding what guardians can do, including the legal rights to sign a Do Not Resuscitate order (DNR) for a ward (the incapacitated person). Florida guardians have the right to sign a DNR on behalf of a ward, but […]

10Nov, 2021

What You Should Know About Guardianship and Mental Illness

November 10th, 2021|Guardianship|

Male patient having consultation with doctor about mental health.Mental illness affects tens of millions of people in the U.S. every year. About one in four adults (approximately 26%) suffer from some type of mental illness. This disease spares no one. In fact, young people (ages 11-17) are currently struggling the most with their mental health.

Seeing a loved one […]

22Sep, 2021

Dementia: Do’s And Don’ts To Take Care Of Your Loved One As A Guardian

September 22nd, 2021|Guardianship|

Senior man comforting a woman with dementia at home.Over six million Americans have Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. This diagnosis can be devastating and challenging for families, as they watch their loved one’s mental and physical capabilities deteriorate over time.

Caring for someone with dementia takes extra effort, patience, and understanding. If you are currently serving as a guardian for your loved one, […]