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Durable Power of Attorney

Durable Power of Attorneyby: Nicolas S. Robinson, Esquire A Durable Power of Attorney is a document in which a person, or “principal”, appoints another person, or “agent” to act on his or her behalf.  The word Durable simply means that the powers given to the agent extend even when the principal becomes incapacitated (although it […]

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How Can I Become Guardian for My Loved One?

Although most attorneys recommend hiring professional guardians, sometimes a friend or family member will seek to be appointed guardian of his or her loved one.  Becoming a guardian is no easy task, however, nor is it one that should be taken lightly.  Once a guardian is appointed, he or she must maintain constant compliance with […]

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What is a Guardianship and When is One Necessary?

What is a Guardianship? A Guardianship is a legal process wherein the Court intervenes and appoints a Guardian to assist an individual who no longer has the capacity to make rational decisions about his or her own life, welfare, and/or property.  In Florida, Guardianships are almost entirely controlled by Florida Statute Chapter 744.  Guardianships usually […]

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