Laws on guardianship in Florida exist to protect people who are unable to protect themselves. When someone, be it a minor child or adult who has become incapacitated or disabled, is in need of extra care, laws exist to allow concerned loved ones and family to seek guardianship to ensure that such people get the attention, help, care and compassion that they deserve.
Before he even started practicing law, Attorney Jose M. Lorenzo, Jr. learned the inner workings of the guardianship system while clerking for a Probate Division judge. He also learned litigation by immersion, as he went from spending a decade as a litigation paralegal to trial competitions during law school.
Probate is something of a terrifying word for many people, and for good reason. Very often, the process of going through probate is complex, and things that begin as minor sticking points have turned into such major issues they have torn families apart. Loved ones say things and take actions that they cannot take back, and litigation gets bitter and painful.
Many issues handled by probate courts are mundane. They simply observe the assets of the deceased, subtract any taxes and then carry out the wishes listed in the will or trust. Litigation in probate court is triggered by challenges to the will by the survivors or other parties. Lawsuits regarding trusts are also litigated in probate court.
After a serious accident, it is typically the victim who is left to pick up the pieces. Yet, while the victim’s employer and the insurance companies may have the ability to help, it quickly becomes clear that they often only have their own financial interests in mind.
If you lost a loved one in an accident and you believe that someone else may have been to blame, it is important that you talk to an attorney. We understand that getting involved in a lawsuit is probably the last thing you want to do right now, but the financial losses stemming from your loved one’s death could be substantial and you may be entitled to compensation for certain non-financial losses as well.