Florida’s 12th Judicial District creates overseer for guardianship

June 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

From the front page of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Abuses of the elder guardianship system documented in recent Herald-Tribune articles are prompting local court officials to consider creating a new oversight position. Walt Smith, the court administrator for Florida’s 12th Judicial Circuit covering Sarasota, Manatee and Desoto counties, and incoming chief Judge Charles Williams proposed a plan Wednesday to hire a monitor who would investigate complaints about guardians. The two officials [- more...]

AAAPG – Looking ahead

June 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

With successful passage of our signature bill into law today by Gov. Rick Scott, Florida becomes a leader on the road to guardianship reform. This is a wonderful development but it is only a first step. Our experience informs the reality the judges can ignore new laws the same way they ignored old laws. AAAPG will now focus on our agenda for the coming year. In addition to working with legislative leaders on passing an even more effective series of reform measures, we will endeavor to vastly [- more...]
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