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How To File for Guardian Advocacy Without Using an Attorney
If your child is turning (or has turned) 18, and has been diagnosed with a developmental disability (intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida, Down syndrome, Phelan-McDermid syndrome, or Prader-Willi syndrome), and continues to need help to make financial, educational and health care decisions, this workshop will guide parents on how to become a guardian advocate over their child without the need of hiring an attorney. Learn how to continue being able to make decisions for your child once they turn 18 so that you are not prevented from making medical and financial decisions, or even managing the child’s benefits.
About the Presenter(s)
Laurie Ohall is a Florida Board Certified Elder law attorney who has been practicing law since 1994. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law and planning for special needs families – her areas of practice include the related fields of asset protection planning, probate, special needs trusts, guardianship advocacy and trust administration. One of the unique aspects of her firm is that she has started a pro bono program for underprivileged families to learn how to file for guardian advocacy over their adult disabled child in Hillsborough County, Florida. In 2015, Ms. Ohall was nominated by her peers and selected to the Florida Super Lawyers list for three years in a row (2015 to 2017).