Sen. Danny Burgess

The Senate Judiciary Committee moved a bill January 24 to bring Florida in line with 46 other states when it comes to resolving guardianship jurisdictional disputes.

SB 1032 by Sen. Danny Burgess, R-Zephyrhills, would create the “Florida Guardianship Jurisdiction Act,” which is based on the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act developed by the Uniform Law Commission. It passed 9-0 over the objections of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. The Elder Law Section supports the measure.