22Mar, 2021

Visitation After a Guardian Is Appointed

March 22nd, 2021|Guardianship|

A father visiting his daughter.The issue of visitation after the court legally appoints a guardian has recently become one of the most talked-about issues surrounding Florida guardianship law. On one hand, social interaction—especially among friends and family members—is critical to a protected person’s health and well-being and can increase their overall quality of life. However, on the other hand, the reasons leading to the appointment of […]

10Feb, 2021

Alternatives to Florida Guardianship: Advantages and Disadvantages

February 10th, 2021|Guardianship|

A guardian reading a story to a child.Guardianship, also referred to as conservatorship, is the legal process used by the courts when a person can no longer make decisions on their own behalf. The guardianship process is necessary for many situations. However, because having a guardian appointed significantly impacts a person’s rights, courts impose a high bar before appointing one. Thus, seeking […]

22Jan, 2021

Guardianship and Power of Attorney

January 22nd, 2021|Guardianship|

A document with power of attorneyOne 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 […]

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 […]

5Oct, 2020

What Does It Mean to Be a Co-Guardian?

October 5th, 2020|Estate Planning, Guardianship|

A paper family with a gavel at the back.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, […]