Credit: Community Home Health Care
(West Palm Beach, Florida) November 8, 2018
The experienced elder law attorneys at Shalloway & Shalloway are pleased to announce that vulnerable, Florida adults are now protected by law against exploitation. In March of 2018, Florida governor Rick Scott signed a bill that provides the ride to file an injunction for the protection against exploitation of a vulnerable adult—namely, those under the care of a guardian. The bill is especially prevalent in the state of Florida, where a court-appointed guardianship program is in place to ensure the support of adults in need of support due to age, mental illness, or disability.
Exploitation of the elder community is a serious problem not only in Florida, but across the United States. Firm owner and operator, Mark Shalloway, posted this informative blog entiry to help shed light on the situation, and to help family members learn more about court intervention. This could prevent an exploitive guardian from contacting the abused elder, freeze the assets sent to that exploitive guardian, and provide protection (such as restraining order) to the guardian.
Another way to protect senior loved ones is to have a dedicated elder law attorney at hand. The professionals at Shalloway & Shalloway have been serving the elder community for nearly 30 years. Figuring out a loved one’s will, their Medicaid benefits, guardianship, and so much more is difficult and exhausting. Shalloway & Shalloway’s staff is here to make that transition as easy as possible.
To learn more about elder law and Shalloway & Shalloway, call (561) 686-6200, go to shalloway.com, or visit their offices.