David Cassidy’s Estate: Dementia & Florida Estates
How does dementia affect probate litigation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida? Why is it so important to meet with your Florida estate planning attorney to draft a will or trust? How can a Florida estate plan help you to avoid a guardianship? How can a solid estate plan help you if you suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s? Why should I create an estate plan in Florida? What do probate litigators and guardianship lawyers need to know about dementia? How can dementia affect an estate?
On November 23, 2017, the New York Post reported that David Cassidy had been battling dementia prior to his recent death. Cassidy was best known for his role in the 1970’s hit show “The Partridge Family”. Did Cassidy have a proper estate plan in place before he was diagnosed with dementia? Did an estate plan help Cassidy to avoid a guardianship? Dementia, unfortunately, is common, and West Palm Beach probate lawyers are frequently facing probate and guardianship disputes involving it. In cases where mental illnesses are involved, a good estate plan should focus on health related issues. If a person is deemed incapacitated by a probate judge in Florida, they may be subject to a guardianship. A proper estate plan can help people who develop dementia, like Cassidy, avoid a guardianship.
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