Palm Beach clerk’s office

Florida: Finish reform of guardianship law

October 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

From Lake and Sumter Counties in Florida: Finish the Job Linda Bous lost her husband in January 2014. She lost her freedom in April 2014, when a state-appointed guardian took control of her finances and had the 66-year-old Sarasota woman placed in a locked facility for dementia patients. The hearing to have her declared a ward of the state was held after she was placed in the facility, and Bous says she was not told she could attend. After months — and a desperate phone call to the newsroom [- more...]

Florida: Another roadblock in the reform of guardianship

August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Court Clerk Offices Face Layoffs, Furloughs Samantha Joseph, Daily Business Review August 13, 2015 Employees at South Florida state courts are dusting off their resumes as administrators grapple with layoffs, reduced hours and furloughs in the wake of multimillion-dollar budget cuts. Fifty-seven staffers in the Palm Beach clerk’s office are out of work after a round of cuts, 17 got pink slips from the Broward clerk’s office, and more than a dozen more quit in the last two months, [- more...]