This is something that I hear constantly from clients who have relatives that didn’t have their affairs in order. Let’s take a prime example for which I get regular inquiries: a daughter, son, or some family member calls and wants to know what can be done for a relative who has severe dementia and is incapacitated… am I able to draft a power of attorney in order to take over the relative’s affairs? The answer, unfortunately, is a resounding “no.” Once the person is incapacita
Florida, as many know, is a state that many people choose for retirement. Our warm weather and sunny views make it a great place for anyone and everyone. Each state has its own legal requirements for estate law, wills, trusts, living wills, and designated health care surrogates. This is why it is important to inform people who are moving from another state exactly what our laws require when it comes to the very important designation of health care surrogates here in Florida.