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Florida: Former judge put under guardianship; Wife not allowed to care for wealthy husband

September 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 27, 2013 at 12:00 am •  Published: July 26, 2013 SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — If there’s such a thing as a typical marriage, Bunny and Claflin Garst’s has never been one. When they were introduced 42 years ago at a Bradenton real estate closing, they didn’t think all that much of each other. She had just moved from New York, and wondered what kind of grown man would wear a short-sleeve shirt and a tie. He, in turn, was leery of the female [- more...]

Florida: Senator Detert renews bid to reform guardianship program

September 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Barbara Peters Smith Published: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1:43 p.m. State Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, has started a second effort to reform Florida’s adult guardianship system, and said Wednesday that this legislation will be her top priority for the 2016 session. The new bill seeks to establish what she calls a “complaint department” for Floridians affected by the guardianship system — in a repeat of her original legislation that was stymied by political maneuvers [- more...]