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Florida Guardianship Practice offers a concise, complete guide to this dynamic and complex area of law, from pre-guardianship planning through termination. In addition to exploring guardianship alternatives, stressing medical and legal issues, it analyzes all facets of practice under F.S. Chapter 744.

The 9th edition features:

      •  Updated statutes, rules, and case law.
      •  Newly revised Forms.
      •  Discussion of hot topics including:
           •  Substantial revision of the Florida Guardianship Law pursuant to SB 232—Ch. 2015-83, Laws of Florida (2015)
           •  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 & Public Assistance.
           •  Veteran’s Benefits & Long-Term Care Planning
           •  Guardianship Fees & Reasonableness—Expert Testimony no longer required. F.S. 744.108(9)
           •  Recent evolution of “Interested Persons” in Guardianship Proceedings
           •  The Department of Children and Families’ Responsibility for Guardianship of Children Aging out of Foster Care
           •  Procedure for the Appointment of a Professional Guardian
           •  Preservation & Protection of Assets—Safe-Deposit Boxes
           •  For-Profit Corporate Guardians & Bond Requirement
           •  Guardianship Property—Sale of Tangible & Intangible Personal Property
           •  The Regis Little Act, Ch. 2015-112, Laws of Florida (2015).
           •  The Florida Uniform Transfers to Minors Act—Control Over Certain Transfers to Minors Extended to Age 25
           •  Statutory Removal of a Guardian vs. Removal of a Guardian via Report of Emergency Court Monitor
           •  Reversal of Appointment of a Guardian
           •  Voluntary Dismissal of Incapacity Petition Before Final Hearing

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1.  Introduction 

Marsha G. Madorsky



CHAPTER 2.  Public And Private Assistance

Scott M. Solkoff and Daniel A. Terner



CHAPTER 3.  Fees And Other Costs In Guardianship Proceedings

Edward A. Shipe



CHAPTER 4.  Health Care Surrogates, Living Wills, And Related Issues

Jason R. Mosley



CHAPTER 5.  Durable Powers Of Attorney

Michael L. Foreman



CHAPTER 6.  Use Of Joint Ownership

J. Richard Caskey



CHAPTER 7.  Use Of Trusts

James A. Herb



CHAPTER 8.  Health Law Issues

R. Terry Rigsby



CHAPTER 9.  Florida Uniform Transfers To Minors Act

G. Charles Wohlust



CHAPTER 10.  Role Of The Attorney In Planning

Richard C. Milstein



CHAPTER 11.  Introduction To F.S. Chapter 744

Twyla L. Sketchley



CHAPTER 12.  Establishing The Guardianship Cristina

Papanikos and William T. Hennessey



CHAPTER 13.  Guardian Of The Property: Duties, Powers, And Liabilities
  
Nicklaus Curley and William T. Hennessey


  
CHAPTER 14.  Guardian Of The Person: Duties, Responsibilities, And Liabilities

Robert P. Scheb



CHAPTER 15.  Accountings And Reports Of Guardians Of The Property

Brenda Edgerton Byrne



CHAPTER 16.  Tax Aspects Of Guardianships

Jason R. Mosley



CHAPTER 17.  Special Property Problems Of Guardianships

Lance McKinney   



CHAPTER 18.  Guardians Ad Litem And Court Monitors

Lance McKinney



CHAPTER 19.  Veterans’ Guardians

Stephen Margulis



CHAPTER 20.  Public Guardianship

Michelle R. Hollister



CHAPTER 21.  Guardian Advocates

Gerald L. Hemness, Jr.



CHAPTER 22.  Guardianships For Minors

Kathleen A. Kadyszewski



CHAPTER 23.  Restoration Of Capacity

Edward A. Shipe



CHAPTER 24.  Conclusion Of Guardianships And Guardianship Appointments

Edward A. Shipe



CHAPTER 25.  Role Of The Attorney In Guardianship Proceedings

Christin C. Gallardo and Benjamin F. Diamond



CHAPTER 26.  Conservatorship

Robert P. Scheb


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