Neil Lyons

Suspect Elder Financial Abuse? Here’s What to Do.

Suspect Elder Financial Abuse? Here’s What to Do.

By Leigh Barber

Elderly people work their whole lives to be financially secure when they retire. They will rely on that money to carry them through illness and other expenses that come with aging. Sometimes, that money is stolen from them, whether it be from a scam by strangers or from a family member that has gained control… Continue Reading

The Three Faces of Homestead: What Every Florida Homeowner Should Know

The Three Faces of Homestead: What Every Florida Homeowner Should Know

By Leigh Barber

Homestead is an extremely complicated concept for many Floridian homeowners. However, understanding how it works can save homeowners thousands of dollars every year. To qualify a home as a Florida homestead, the homeowner must have legal or beneficial title to the home on January 1 of the year in question, and the home must be… Continue Reading

Continuing Care Retirement Communities…Are They For You?

Continuing Care Retirement Communities…Are They For You?

By Neil Lyons

Residential options for senior citizens typically include one of the following: living at home, with a relative, residence in an Independent Living Facility (ILF), residence in an Assisted Living Facility (ALF), and/or Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). A residential arrangement called a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), combines ILF, ALF, and SNF under one roof. A… Continue Reading

Breaking Through the Iron Cage: An Analysis and Explanation of the New Guardianship Legislation and Expansion of Centralized Oversight Agencies

Breaking Through the Iron Cage: An Analysis and Explanation of the New Guardianship Legislation and Expansion of Centralized Oversight Agencies

By Amanda Mattox

Our very own Attorney Neil Lyons will be presenting a seminar at The Fountains of Hope. Attorney Lyons will be reviewing new guardianship legislation and agency updates that can affect our clients, their families, and vulnerable elderly adults. Wednesday, May 18∙10:00am-11:00am The Fountains of Hope Assisted Living Facility #12784 2250 Jesus Way Sarasota, FL 34240… Continue Reading

What is an Emergency Temporary Guardianship?

What is an Emergency Temporary Guardianship?

By Neil Lyons

In Florida, a guardian is defined as a “person who has been appointed by the court to act on behalf of a ward’s person or property, or both.” A guardian is normally appointed by a court (unless a less restrictive alternative is available) when a judge determines that a ward lacks the capacity to “manage… Continue Reading

How do I “get guardianship” over my father?

How do I “get guardianship” over my father?

By Andrew Boyer

Self Neglect is a serious and life threatening issue for seniors in Florida.  When we are discussing self neglect, we’re talking about an individual who is suffering from the ill effects of neglect not caused by a second party and is in need of protective services or other services to prevent further harm. Guardianship attorneys typically… Continue Reading

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