When a loved one is in need of a guardian, how do you know that is the best way to assist them? At DiFranza Law, P.A., we will assist you in determining the best way to assist your loved one in the most effective and appropriate method. Every individual has unique needs and differing abilities and guardianship is a way to assist persons who lack the capacity to manage their physical health and safety, protect or assert their rights, and/or manage their financial resources.
We understand that this is not an easy time. We will help you determine if guardianship is needed or if your loved one’s affairs can be managed with lesser restrictive form of assistance, such as through a durable power of attorney and health care surrogate designation or guardian advocacy.
When a child turns 18, the parents no longer have the legal right to obtain health information or make decisions on their behalf. Florida law provides a less complex process through §393.12 of the Florida Statutes for family members, friends or caretakers of a person with a developmental disability to obtain the legal authority to make decisions concerning matters such as healthcare, financial resources, social environment and education.
We can handle this process for you in a streamlined, efficient way. Let us take care of handling this for you.
Always know what you are signing. Even the most seemingly simple contract can have unintended consequences. By the same token, without a written contract, you could find yourself in a difficult situation if circumstances surrounding the transaction or relationship change. Count on Lisa DiFranza Law for advice about when you need a contract, and if you are being asked to sign one, what you should request to protect your own interests.
All planning begins with an understanding of what matters most to you. Your estate planning may be limited or comprehensive and your peace of mind is what matters most to DiFranza Law, P.A. You may only want a will with an ultra-simple distribution. Or planning may entail a more complex approach to include probate avoidance through a living trust with creation of subtrusts and tax considerations. You may also want to include health and medical considerations, such as planning for incapacity to avoid the necessity of Guardianship by way of a durable power of attorney, health care surrogate designation, living will, and/or preneed guardian.
If you are planning for the future and would like to leave your possessions to loved ones, you may be considering establishing a trust. DiFranza Law can help you create a trust to ensure that your valuables go to the right parties, eliminating confusion or disputes. With this caring law firm as your guide, you can feel confident that your wishes will be captured and carried out, now and in the future.
We are here to work with you to make sure your wishes are heard and honored.
When a loved one passes away, there are many details requiring your attention. There are so many questions that you be facing:
1) Do I keep paying the mortgage?
2) How do I access a checking account if I am not the beneficiary?
3) What if there is no will?
The probate process can be confusing. Get the answers you need with DiFranza Law, a caring law firm that will help you understand your options, making one part of a difficult time a little easier.
Are you considering filing a lawsuit for any reason? Has someone else served you with a lawsuit? If either is the case, the path forward can be complicated, confusing and costly. Lisa DiFranza Law can simplify the process, advising you about the paperwork is needed and all of the next steps – even if the best next step for you is not litigation. Let this experienced firm help you achieve the best outcome possible for you.
I’m ready when you are!