1-561-514-0900 FREE CONSULTATION

Tag: #floridaguaridan

Britney Spears Guardianship — removing your guardian

Uncategorized Feb 13, 2021
post about Britney Spears Guardianship — removing your guardian

The conservatorship of Britney Spears is in the news again. You may have read some of our blogs on Britney Spears and Florida guardianships in the past. After all, Pankauski Hauser Lazarus is one of the few boutique litigation law firms that restricts its practice to Florida guardianship trials. Let’s discuss a very recent update on the guardianship of Britney Spears, first reported in the New York Times. ( February 9, 2021: Britney Spears Conservatorship Case Heads Back to Court). Why do Florida families care about the Britney Spears Guardianship? What if Britney Spears Guardianship Was in Florida? Some states refer to an adult guardianship as a “conservatorship.” In Florida, most probate divisions of the Circuit Courts exclusively handle all guardianships. And, remember, Florida guardianships are not just for minors or those people who are under 18. “For good or for ill, guardianship lawsuits have increased in the 25+ years that I’ve been admitted to practice law in Florida.” says John Pankauski, Managing Member of Pankauski Hauser Lazarus, a boutique guardianship and probate litigation law firm. Well if the Britney Spears Guardianship was in Florida and not California, the Florida Guardianship Code would apply. Changing Your Guardian in the Guardianship Court In Florida, the “guardianship court” is actually the Probate Division of the judicial circuit where the alleged incapacitated person, or “ward”, resides. Probate courts have exclusive jurisdiction over Florida estates, Florida guardianships and most of the time Florida trusts. In the case of the Britney Spears Guardianship, Ms. Spears […]

READ MORE

Miami Guardianship Litigation and the Removal of Rights

Uncategorized Dec 16, 2020

If I am subject of a guardianship in Miami, does that mean I do not have the right to make any decisions for myself? What rights can a guardianship take away from a person deemed incapacitated in Florida? What is a ward in a Florida guardianship? All of these are good and serious questions which experienced Guardianship Litigators deal with in court every day. Can a ward get married? Can a ward vote? Can a ward hire his or her own attorney? Guardianships are serious as certain rights can be taken away from a person deemed incapacitated. If you are considering petitioning for guardianship over someone, you may want to read Florida Statute 744.3215. Florida Guardianship Law 744.3215 This Florida statute is very important as it outlines the rights a person determined incapacitated retains and which rights can be removed. Here are rights that can be removed by a guardianship court in Florida: 1) right to marry 2) right to enter into a contract 3) right to vote 4) right to personally apply for government benefits 5) right to have a driver license 6) right to travel 7) right to seek or retain employment 4) right to sue and defend lawsuits 5) right to manage property or to make any gift or disposition of property 6) right to determine his or her residence 7) right to consent to medical and mental health treatment 8) right make decisions about his or her social environment or other social aspects of his or her life. […]

READ MORE