Elder Law > Guardianships
A critical component of many legal claims is the question of whether injured parties are fully competent to make decisions in their own best interest. Whether the issue arises as the result of physical injury, aging, illness, or other causes, it can unnecessarily complicate the resolution of issues and can thwart the intent of involved parties.
Whether a need arises during a person or family's planning for disability and/or aging or at a time when the possibility of incapacity already exists, our firm stands ready to assist the various parties affected by these issues. We frequently serve clients in determining the need for oversight when individuals who may lack capacity are identified. We can then create a plan from an array of possibilities - including powers of attorney, voluntary guardianships, guardian advocacy, and limited or full guardianships - to fashion solutions that work best for the incapacitated person and his or her family or situation. The McConnaughhay firm routinely advises guardians in fulfilling their legal responsibilities under Florida law. We have developed expertise in issues associated with guardianship and disability planning and handling.
We assist our clients in all phases of guardianship, including establishing, handling and terminating guardianships, applying, retaining and determining eligibility for government benefits (including Medicaid and Medicare), and end-of-life care and planning. We work with clients on behalf of minors and adults.
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For additional information on our practice, contact:
Mary Wakeman, Esquire
P.O. Drawer 229
Tallahassee, Florida 32302