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.
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.