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 […]

8Aug, 2019

What Do Family Members Need to Know about Probate in Florida?

August 8th, 2019|Probate Proceedings|

probateIf you have recently lost a loved one in Florida, you will need to learn some basic information about the probate process. Probate is used to resolve a person’s final affairs. This typically involves paying eligible creditors, paying certain expenses, and then distributing the estate’s remaining assets to the person’s heirs or devisees. If your loved one named a guardian for his or her minor children, […]

21Jul, 2019

Can a Personal Representative Be a Beneficiary of a Will?

July 21st, 2019|Estate Planning|

willIn Florida, the person who is appointed to administer a deceased individual’s estate is referred to as the decedent’s “personal representative.” While personal representatives have a number of obligations, they have some important rights as well. This includes the right to receive a share of the decedent’s estate if they have been named as a beneficiary in the decedent’s will.

In fact, not only is it […]

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 […]