October 31, 2014
…Some adults lack the capacity to manage all of their property or to take care of their own essential health and safety needs. A resident of Palm Beach Gardens that falls into this description can have a guardian appointed by a court to look after them. If the court determines, after thorough examination, that a person does need a guardian and that no less restrictive alternative is sufficient, then any adult in Florida may be appointed, or relatives of the individual whether or not they live in Florida.
June 23, 2014
…Estate planning is important for protecting the financial interests of intended heirs after one’s death. However, estate planning tools can also be used to protect a person while he or she is still alive in Florida or in any other state. This will come in handy when a person is incapacitated and unable to make medical and financial decisions for himself or herself.
May 20, 2014
…Everybody remembers Casey Kasem as the famous radio host for two legendary music countdown radio shows. Many in Florida may also have been following the dispute regarding conservatorship over the legendary radio personality who had recently retired in 2009. The dispute, which has been going on for quite some time now, involves Kasem’s daughter and his wife.
April 2, 2014
…The law is designed to protect those most vulnerable in society. One of the most vulnerable groups in Florida and other states is children since they are not mentally mature enough to make many decisions on their own. Therefore, they are generally at the mercy of decisions and actions of adults, namely their parents.
February 17, 2014
…An individual’s personal decision to name a preneed guardian may prove to be vitally important. A competent adult is permitted to select a preneed guardian by making a written declaration that names a specific guardian to serve in the event of the person’s incapacity. Section 744.3045(1), Florida Statutes. In the event that a proceeding to determine incapacity is initiated, a valid written declaration naming preneed guardian constitutes a, “rebuttable presumption that the preneed guardian is entitled to serve as guardian.” Fla.
November 12, 2013
…It is important that children are kept safe when deciding guardianship arrangements. Courts are obligated by law to put the best interests of children first when deciding how to deal with living arrangements for children in Florida or in any other state. This is what the court attempted to accomplish when it recently dealt with a guardianship case involving the twin sons of celebrity actor Charlie Sheen.
August 19, 2013
…Even when a person is an adult, many times people need help in managing their lives for one reason or another. One of the most common reasons a person needs this type of help is because of psychiatric conditions. This may be what is happening with Amanda Bynes about who many in Florida have been reading recent headlines regarding her erratic behavior, which could result in her mother receiving conservatorship over the actress.
July 17, 2013
Anything can happen in life, and nobody can accurately predict the future. An incapacitating injury can occur at anytime, in Florida or in any other state. When an adult suddenly becomes incapacitated, a court-appointed conservatorship is established in some circumstances where the individual is not able to manage their own affairs.