Review: “Ms. Arlene Lakin is well known and highly respected among her peers in the legal profession. I have worked with Ms. Lakin over the last several years. She is always well prepared and extremely capable.”
Practice areas & skills: Guardianship, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Trusts
Review: “Janet Represented me on several occasions. She was referred by a friend who had used her for her divorce. She helped me prove a change of circumstances and my alimony was eliminated with a short term minimal payment. S...
Practice areas & skills: Guardianship, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Family, Uncontested Divorce, Contracts & Agreements
I am a member of the Florida Bar and the Federal Southern District of Florida. As a former Public Defender, I have have had over 40 jury trails ranging from DUI to attempted first degree murder.
Practice areas & skills: Guardianship, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense
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When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.