The assignment of a guardian can be highly contentious. You want to ensure that the best interests of your loved one are considered at all times. These matters can also become difficult if past disagreements between family members are brought back to light. If you think that someone in your family is being taken advantage of, or if you disagree with decisions being made that don’t take your loved one’s best interests into account, it’s important that you have an experienced attorney who can help.
Palm Beach Adult Guardian Dispute Attorney
The Law Office of David M. Garten, Esq., provides experienced, trusted and innovative service to clients seeking high-quality representation in matters involving guardianship, probate, trusts and powers of attorney. David Garten is a West Palm Beach lawyer with more than 30 years of experience handling highly emotional disputes, hotly contested issues, and complex litigation. To speak with him about a potential guardianship lawsuit, contact the firm online or by calling 561-689-0054.
Examples of guardianship matters include:
- Client files for guardianship over her 80 year old grandfather to prevent him from squandering his money and changing his will and trust. Grandfather retains an attorney to fight the guardianship.
- Clients receive substantial assets from their aunt prior to her incapacity and guardianship. The guardian subsequently sues clients to recover the assets allegedly taken during the ward’s incapacity.
- Client’s wife is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Her niece files for a guardianship. Client argues that a guardianship is not necessary because he is the health care surrogate, he is the agent under the Durable Power of Attorney, and all of his wife’s assets are in trust.
- The ward’s guardian petitions the court to create a trust for estate planning purposes
Because guardianship and probate matters are so complex and always evolving, it’s important to have a lawyer whose practice is focused on this area. As a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association, Mr. Garten serves as the chairperson of the Probate and Guardianship Practice Committee. He understands the unique challenges associated with guardianship matters. After evaluating the specifics of your situation, he will explain your options and the potential consequences of any actions you take.
Contact a Florida Lawyer Today
If you have concerns over the guardianship of a loved one, now is the time to contact an attorney. This could provide you with the rare opportunity to access information, including wills or trusts, while the individual is still living. The Law Office of David M. Garten, Esq., will assist you with all aspects of your case while working toward the positive result you are seeking. Contact the firm online or by calling 561-689-0054.