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Ending guardianships in Florida

Florida residents who ready are to relinquish their guardianship duties should make sure that they take the proper steps. Guardianship duties can be relinquished if the court restores some or all of the ward's capacity or rights. It will be necessary to file with the court a suggestion of capacity that stipulates the ward has the abilities to responsibility exercise the rights that have been taken away by the court.

AAA study shows drivers overrate abilities of car safety tech

Automotive safety technologies continue to advance, and the positive effect they are having on car accident rates across the world is a real one. Their influence can, however, be overstated. A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that many drivers in Florida and across the U.S. do not understand the key limitations of automotive safety features.

Definitions and laws in estate planning

Some people may think of writing a will as a fairly straightforward process, but there can be a number of nuances in the process. For example, like most states, Florida does not recognize either holographic wills or nuncupative wills. The former is a will that has been handwritten and signed by a person without witnesses while the latter is an oral will.

Some common sources of estate conflicts

As Florida residents enter the later years of life, they might think about creating an estate plan. This process frequently involves writing a will, but people should be mindful of how their heirs might respond to their decisions. Squabbles and outright legal battles among siblings, surviving spouses or other heirs could emerge from unequal bequests or inadequate executors.

AAA: drivers rely too much on car safety systems

Florida motorists who rely on driver assistance systems to be safe on the road will want to be careful. A report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that many drivers do not understand the limitations of these safety features. For example, 80 percent of study respondents overestimated the ability of blind-spot monitoring to detect fast-approaching vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians.

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