• Sunday, March 3, 2024

Committees

Probate & Trust

Guardianship, Power of Attorney & Advance Directives

The Guardianship, Power of Attorney, and Advance Directives Committee is responsible for the study of
and preparation of proposed reforms of existing guardianship and mental health statutes. It is also responsible
for monitoring legislative and case law developments relating to the care and protection of the person and
property of individuals physically or mentally incapable of caring for themselves.

If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact the Chair for more information on membership.
 
The Committee’s next meeting is scheduled to be held in Orlando on February 23, 2024 at 12pm. 
 
The Committee is actively working on the following projects:
  • Assisting with implementation of the initiatives raised in the Judicial Management Council Guardianship Workgroup Final Report
  • Addressing the dismissal of incapacity petitions
  • Addressing trustee accountings when there are guardianship proceedings
  • Addressing examining committees
  • Addressing access to tenancy by the entireties accounts for necessary expenses of a guardianship ward.
  • Matters relating to the Office of Public and Professional Guardian

 
The Committee’s current officers are:
 
 Stacy Beth Rubel
Chairperson
Virgil & Rubel LLP
305-448-6333
stacy@virgillaw.com
 
 Elizabeth M. Hughes
Vice-Chairperson
Akerman LLP
305-982-5545
liz.hughes@akerman.com
 
Caitlin M. Powell
Vice-Chairperson
Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP
727-461-1818
caitlinp@jpfirm.com
 
Jacobeli J. Behar
Vice-Chairperson
Behar Law P.A.
786-551-1426
jacobeli@beharfirm.com
 
Stephanie L. Cook 
Vice-Chairperson
Shuffield Lowman
407-581-9800
scook@shuffieldlowman.com