Contested Guardianship, Probate, Trusts, and Fiduciary Litigation

BaskinFleece is a trusts and estates law firm that primarily deals with controversies involving estates, trusts, wills and guardianships in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Continue reading

Digital Assets Part 3: Estates – What can the Power of Attorney, Trustee and Guardian Can and Cannot Do

What is the power of a Trustee regarding a PayPal account moving from an individual into a trust? Can the Power of Attorney or a Guardian get access to the content of emails, PayPal and other digital accounts? Continue reading

Implications of the Recent Update to the Guardianship Statute

These changes to the Guardianship Code make it imperative to address the issues of powers of attorney naming family members, as contemplated in 709.2109, Fla Stat., to ensure the protection of the alleged incapacitated person and their possessions. Continue reading

Guardianships in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg Florida

A professional guardian must pass a rigorous testing process to become a registered guardian, and all guardians are bonded for 100% of the value of the ward’s liquid assets. A family guardian must pass an eight-hour course. The guardian is a true fiduciary who is delegated the rights over an individual. Continue reading

Contested Guardianships in Clearwater, Tampa and St. Petersburg

BaskinFleece handles all aspects of contested guardianship litigation in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Pinellas County and throughout the state of Florida. Contested guardianships are those which involve either the establishment of a guardianship or situations where the alleged incapacitated person may not in fact be incapacitated, or reasonable alternatives to a guardianship exist. Many cases are filed to prevent the exploitation or further exploitation of an individual, often a loved one, by someone who has taken over the financial, medical and social affairs of an individual who is incapacitated and unable to resist the undue influence of others. Continue reading

Wills, Trusts, Estate, Probate and Guardianship: Good Communication is Paramount.

How well does your attorney communicate/? Wills, Trusts, Estates, Probate and Guardianship: Good Communication with an attorney is Paramount. How do you know if it is good? Check out this blog and short video clip. Continue reading

April 1st – This Day in History: BaskinFleece Became One!

April 1, 2004 – Joseph W. “Jay” Fleece, III, and Hamden H. Baskin, III, decided to combine their extensive knowledge and experience to create a unique law firm that was focused mainly on contested estate, trust and guardianship matters. Continue reading

Digital Assets Part 1: Estates – Who’s in Control and the Consequences

In Part 1 of Digital Assets I cover who’s in control of digital assets such as Facebook, online photos, Pay Pal, iTunes and how to be protected. Continue reading