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Guardianship can prove helpful in certain scenarios

When people in Florida are concerned about incapacitated family members, guardianship might be appropriate for their situations. Different types of guardianships exist with the purpose of ensuring that people's loved ones receive necessary care. There are three common scenarios in which a guardianship may be deemed necessary.

A closer look at establishing a guardianship in Florida - IV

Over the last few weeks, our blog has dedicated some time to exploring more about Florida's guardianship process, meaning the legal procedure through which a person is appointed by the court to oversee the care of an incapacitated person.

A closer look at establishing a guardianship in Florida - III

In today's post, the third in an ongoing series, we'll continue our exploration of guardianships under Florida law, meaning the legal process by which concerned parties can seek to have someone -- a guardian -- appointed to provide care for and handle the assets of a loved one they believe to be incapacitated.

A closer look at establishing a guardianship in Florida - II

Last time, our blog began discussing how those with serious concerns about the ability of loved ones to care for themselves and/or manage their assets can seek what is known as a guardianship under Florida law.

A closer look at establishing a guardianship in Florida

It can be difficult when a person begins to notice for the first time that the physical or mental abilities of a loved one are perhaps starting to deteriorate. For instance, maybe they notice their loved one having difficulty performing a regular household chore or failing to recall the name of a family member during a conversation.

Helping older people and their families plan for the uncertain

It goes without saying that one of the best days in the lives of older people is the day they finally retire. Indeed, after decades spent putting in long days and making long commutes, they are finally free to enjoy the fruits of their labor, perhaps taking up a hobby full-time, relocating to a dream spot or just enjoying the absence of an agenda.

What are the responsibilities of a guardian?

In several past blog posts we have discussed the reasons a family may want seek guardianship for a loved one. When a person becomes incapacitated or lives with a disability that makes them unable to make decisions on their own, guardianship can help ensure they are protected. But what, exactly, is the role of a guardian?

When should an estate plan address the issue of guardianship?

Although the tragedy of a minor child losing both parents is not that common, a comprehensive estate plan should provide for this contingency by naming a guardian. If a will doesn’t name a guardian, a court will most likely appoint a relative to the task.

When to seek a guardianship for your elderly loved one

Designating a guardian for an elderly loved one is an important option for families in Miami. The decision to seek guardianship, however, should only be made after careful consideration of the needs and abilities of the individual in question. At the Law Offices of Frye & Vasquez, P.L., we can help you understand whether your loved one may benefit from the protection that guardianship offers.

Should an estate plan contemplate the possibility of incapacity?

Life can be unpredictable. To plan for the unexpected, every individual should consider creating an estate plan. A recent article profiling a prominent businessman’s dispute with his heirs serves as an important reminder against being caught unaware.

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