Guardianship changes in Florida

The attached article written by Carli Teproff and Kathleen McGrory discuss guardianship and proposed changes to the law.

"...Lawmakers in both the Florida House and Senate, having heard horror stories about guardianships run amok, are working on various measures to change the way guardians are appointed — and clarify the responsibilities they have to their wards.

HB 5 is the proposal that would require guardians to be appointed on a rotating basis. It would also specify that guardians must act in good faith, and explicitly prohibit the abuse, exploitation or neglect of a ward..."


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