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 […]
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 […]
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, […]