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Florida SB 994: Update to Guardianship Law

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Florida Senate Bill 994 passed in the House and Senate during the 2020 Legislative Session and was signed into law by Governor DeSantis last spring. It took effect as of July 2020. SB 994 provides a legislative update to guardianship. In summation, the bill allows the court to investigate the potential guardian and determine… Read More »


New Standards Issued for Professional Guardians in Florida

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Taking for granted the wide autonomy enjoyed by most adults is easy to do for many years, but as one enters the last segment of his/her life, the continuation of this autonomy is not so certain. When someone loses the ability to provide self-care and/or manage his/her personal and financial affairs, it may be… Read More »


What You Should Know Before Agreeing to Serve as a Legal Guardian

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One of the largest shifts a person makes as he/she transitions to adulthood is learning how to make decisions without the guiding hand of a parent. Once fully learned, though, this autonomy provides freedom of choice and movement, and the authority needed to generate sufficient financial support. However, as individuals enter the last years… Read More »

When Guardianship and Divorce Intersect

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Few people would characterize getting divorced as a happy time in their life. Divorce brings a lot of large and difficult changes to the couple, their children, extended family, and friends. It is common for emotions to run high as the parties work to settle issues necessary to divorce and learn how to navigate… Read More »

Types of Guardians for Elderly Family Members

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Living longer due to advances in medical technology brings with it a greater likelihood that incapacity will occur from a deterioration of the body or the development of a neurological condition affecting cognitive functions. When circumstances of this type happen, it often necessary to intervene and take over the management of the incapacitated person’s… Read More »

Proposed Reform of Florida’s Guardianship System

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As people move into the later years of their life, it is not uncommon for them to experience a decline in their mental or physical faculties that reduces their ability to make competent life decisions. Although it may be hard to admit a family member is displaying signs of mental or physical decline, especially… Read More »

The Basics of Guardianship

By Bubley & Bubley, P.A. |

In Florida, there are two kinds of guardianships. One guardianship is for adults, and one guardianship is for children or minors. (In Florida, a minor is anyone who is under 18 years of age. (Florida Statutes, Section 743.07)). What is a Guardianship? A guardianship is a legal proceeding whereby a Florida court appoints a… Read More »

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