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What is a Guardian Advocacy?

March 29, 2018 in News

Written By Attorney Ashley K. Roof A Guardian Advocacy is a legal proceeding, implemented in the Circuit Courts of Florida, in which a Guardian Advocate is appointed for a developmentally disabled individual. Typically, this type of proceeding occurs when an individual with a developmental disability reaches the age of 18 […]

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April 2018 Spotlight Clients

March 15, 2018 in News

Please help us congratulate, IvaDawn and Robert Parry, as our Spotlight Clients for April 2018. Bob and IvaDawn have known each other for almost all their lives. They attended the same elementary school and high school, but it wasn’t until after they graduated high school that their courtship began. This […]

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Voluntary Guardianship and Asset Protection

March 15, 2018 in News

Written by Ashley K. Roof, Esq. Florida statute allows an individual concerned about financial exploitation to seek out what is termed a “Voluntary Guardianship.” Unlike an involuntary guardianship, a voluntary guardianship occurs without a finding of incapacity, and upon the petition of the person seeking a guardianship for himself or […]

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March 2018 Spotlight Client

March 1, 2018 in News

It is our pleasure to announce, Diane O’Brien, as our Spotlight Client for March 2018. Diane came to us after her husband, Frank, had suffered a severe stroke. Following initial hospitalization he was transferred to a skilled nursing center. Diane quickly learned of the enormous expense of nursing home care […]

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Associate Attorney Christian Horde, publishes article in Winter 2018 Edition of The Elder Law Advocate

February 27, 2018 in News

Congratulations to our own Christian Horde, Esq. who was recently published in the 2018 Winter Elder Law Advocate. Christian wrote a timely piece entitled “Florida Hurricane Season: Maintaining Air Conditioning in Nursing Homes and Assisted-Living Facilities During Loss of Power” in response to the 14 heat related deaths caused by […]

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What is a Guardianship?

February 21, 2018 in News

Written by: Ashley Roof, Esq. What is a Guardianship? A guardianship is a legal proceeding in the Circuit Courts of Florida in which a guardian is appointed to exercise the legal rights of an incapacitated person. The guardian is an individual appointed by the court, following the completion of fingerprinting, […]

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February Spotlight Client

February 5, 2018 in News

Please join us in congratulating Dorothy Hess, our Spotlight Client for the month of February. At age 92, this past September Dorothy Hess moved from her home of 58 years in Pennsylvania to live with her son in the warm weather of Central Florida. It was the biggest transition of […]

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ABLE Accounts and New 2018 Changes

January 12, 2018 in News

Written by Christian Horde, Esq The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 allowed for the establishment of ABLE Accounts to be used by qualified individuals as a way to earn and save money without being disqualified from government benefits. To qualify, the individual must have been disabled […]

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