If you have a parent who is deteriorating physically and/or mentally, you may be forced to make the difficult decision to petition for guardianship over your parent. You may feel as though you are taking away your parent’s independence and autonomy; however, keep in mind that failing to intervene could result in your parent suffering a serious injury and/or falling prey to unscrupulous scam … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Consider Guardianship?
It’s an uncomfortable thing when programs and processes designed to protect an individual’s interests are used by some to harm those people instead. One clear example of this involves the guardianship process in Florida – a court-managed process designed to ensure that individuals who cannot protect their own interests have a suitable and trustworthy guardian appointed to act on their behalf. In a … [Read more...] about Pilot Program in Florida Targets Guardianship Fraud
Sometimes a client who is thinking about the possibility of going to a nursing home will ask me if the nursing home will get half of their assets. The real answer is it depends on the situation and whether or not you have planned ahead. If you are a single person and need Medicaid help to pay for a nursing home you must spend down your assets until $2,000.00 remains. How one spends down to qualify … [Read more...] about Does the nursing home get half of my assets?
Most of us go about our daily lives making decisions without considering how the law views those choices. Do we need to ask someone before we decide where to go for lunch? Whose permission do we need to sign up for a credit card? What court documents should we file when choosing a doctor? While these questions might seem ridiculous, they allow us a better. understanding of what a guardian is, and … [Read more...] about Free Report: Guardians in Florida – Part1