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Florida: How does HB 5 change guardianship?

June 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

On June 10, 2015, Florida Gov Rick Scott signed into law Florida Rep. Nancy Passidomo’s HB 5.  Among the changes the new law makes: Emergency Temporary Guardian (ETG) no longer is favored by the court to be appointed Permanent Guardian Family of a Ward must be notified with 24 hours of an ETG hearing ETG can only become permanent by request of the family or the ward Guardians are required to regularly update the court on the wards condition, especially if the change of condition would [- more...]

What To Do If You See Abuse or Are Abused

April 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

If your family becomes entangled in a contested Guardianship, you will be challenged in many ways. One particularly difficult challenge is the blizzard of documents generated by the Probate Court process, often referred to as “papering” or “litigation by the pound.” Every one of these documents is evidentiary and it is crucial to retain them and file them away for future easy access. No lay person is prepared for this amount of document preservation, yet if you lose track of [- more...]