Author: Emma Hemness

Do Family Caregivers Lack Legal Rights?

A parent has the legal right to make all medical and financial decisions for his or her minor child. These decisions are often delegated by the parent to a caregiver who is hired by the parent. Nevertheless, the parent has the final say and closely supervises the caregiver. Once a developmentally disabled child attains age


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Will Your Child Need a Guardian Advocate?

When it comes to your child, there are likely no steps you would not take to protect him or her. If your child has a developmental disability, however, it can be challenging to determine the right steps to take to provide adequate protection. When a child turns 18, he or she is able to make


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Should An Attorney Support Me With Guardian Advocacy?

Are you familiar with the term ‘guardian advocacy’? In Florida, guardian advocacy is a process where family members or caregivers can obtain legal authority over an individual with a developmental disability. When it comes to guardian advocacy, however, do you know how to legally protect your developmentally disabled child? It can be overwhelming to accomplish


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