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Can a Court Appointed Guardian be Removed?

When it comes to caring for the elderly in your life, especially your parents, life can get tricky. Whether you live nearby or far away, having the time and resources to provide your elderly loved ones with everything they need can be tiring. In some cases, a guardian needs to be appointed in order to […]

Guardianship Basics Part IV: What are the steps to having a Guardianship set up?

By: J. Mason Williams IV The first step in setting up a guardianship is determining whether a guardianship is appropriate.  Things to consider include whether the individual possibly needing a guardianship (“Alleged Incapacitated Person”) has any advance health care directives or already has a guardianship in place. Next the type of guardianship you believe is necessary should […]

Guardianship Basics Part III: Who should have a guardianship set up?

By: J. Mason Williams IV A guardianship may be needed for someone who does not have any advance health care directives, i.e., power of attorney, health care surrogate, etc.  Typically, the individuals in need of a guardianship include the elderly, minors, and the developmentally disabled.  When a person decides to petition a court for a guardianship, […]

How is Child Support Determined?

Besides the emotional toll a divorce takes on a couple, the financial strain it can cause can be devastating.  Divorces are expensive.  Lawyer’s fees with court costs can be in the thousands of dollars.  Decisions on division of property may cause financial ruin.  When children are involved, there is almost always one party who will […]

Guardianship Basics Part II: Why do I need a Guardianship in place?

By: J. Mason Williams IV A person is typically in need of a guardianship if they have no advance health care directives, cannot take care of themselves or their assets, and they are in danger of hurting themselves or others.  It must be a determination made by the court system, not just a medical doctor, psychologist, […]

Guardianship Basics Part I: What is a Guardianship?

By: J. Mason Williams IV The Florida Bar defines a guardianship as “a legal proceeding in the circuit courts of Florida in which a guardian is appointed to exercise the legal rights of an incapacitated person and is governed by Chapter 744, Florida Statutes.”  What Is Guardianship? Pamphlet.  So what does that mean?  Well, it means […]

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