In re Guardianship of Bloom

In re Guardianship of Bloom, 227 So.3d 165 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017)

While this decision involved a lengthy description of prior litigation among the various competing parties in this guardianship, and ultimately trust and estate dispute, the takeaway of the decision is simple.  The Court noted an ambiguity in F.S. 736.1005 regarding when notice must be given of an application for attorney's fees, and held that, "an applicant for attorney's fees under section 736.1005 must serve an application for attorney's fees to the parties identified in the statute contemporaneously with the filing of the application with the court" (emphasis added).

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