One of the key elements of a Florida estate plan is accounting for the possibility that you could suddenly become incapacitated. Aside from its emotional impact, a family member’s sudden incapacitation can wreak havoc on a family for many reasons. For example, if you can no longer make important life decisions surrounding your own finances, medical decisions, or legal rights, it […]
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.
When an individual cannot make important life decisions on their own, a court may appoint a guardian. A guardian is a person who is appointed by a judge for the purpose of making legal decisions on behalf of another person, who is referred to as the ward. While the court will occasionally appoint a guardian on its own, […]
While appointing a guardian for a minor child, an adult child with special needs or an aging loved one can serve a number of invaluable purposes, there are various reasons why the need for a guardian may come to an end. There are also circumstances in which someone may find it necessary to seek to have a guardian […]
Dealing with child-related legal issues can be extremely complicated. But, it is also extremely important; and, when issues arise, parents and other concerned adults must be prepared to do what is necessary to protect the best interests of the children involved. In our experience, one area that tends to be particularly confusing for people is the intersection between guardianship and custody.