Certification Credits: 1.0 Elder Law; 1.0 Wills, Trusts and Estates
The Steering Committee members of the EGT committee will present an update on all the recent case law in relation to Estates, Guardianships, and Trusts. Each steering committee member will present on 2-3 cases and review the question and the legal analysis.
In addition to all of the unprecedented changes affecting just about every aspect of their lives in 2020, probate and guardianship attorneys were faced with many changes in the Florida Probate Rules, the Florida Probate Code, and the Florida Guardianship Law. Because court rules and statutes can have different effective dates, careful attention is required to ensure that documents filed with the court and served on interested persons comply with the current judicial and legislative requirements. This program will cover five pieces of legislation and five Florida Supreme Court opinions that affected probate and guardianship practitioners beginning in 2020.
This CLE will provide attorneys, especially solos & those in small firms, with inventory attorney information and “toolkit” so that they are prepared in the event of a sudden need to close their practice in which they cannot be involved (i.e., death or disability).
An overview of the latest changes in Guardianship pertaining the to the Chapter 744 that will go into effect July 1, 2020. Specifically, professional guardians and potential conflicts of interest that should be addressed and referenced in the Petition. Also discussed are the issues concerning Do Not Resuscitate Orders, and the new procedure under the statute. the practicality of having an evidentiary hearing and obtaining an expert witness via video conferencing software and potential issues that may arise under the statute and how to avoid them.