Florida Senate Approves Legislation to Overhaul Guardianship Laws

On Tuesday - April 28, 2015 - the Florida Senate passed new legislation to substantially change state guardianship laws. The legislation - which was co-sponsored by Kelley/Uustal Attorney and State Representative José Javier Rodríguez - will now head to Governor Rick Scott for approval.

HB 5 was created in response to complaints that elderly individuals who were not capable of managing their own finances were being victimized by court-appointed guardians. As Attorney Rodríguez told the Miami Herald:

“The reforms in this bill help to improve how guardians are appointed, better protect the wishes and rights of an incapacitated person once a guardian assumes power over them and clarify the responsibilities of guardians.”

Our firm congratulates Attorneys Rodríguez on his continued efforts to improve laws for all Florida residents. You can read more about the legislation on this article.

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