Jacobsen v. Busko
Jacobson v. Busko, 262 So.3d 238
This decision is a short and sweet reminder that once an order of incapacity is entered removing a ward's right to contract, that ward no longer has the ability to independently hire counsel for him or herself. Here, even though F.S. 744.3215(1)(l) gives the ward the right to counsel, the ward's right to contract was removed when the court ordered him incapacitated. At that point, only the guardian had the ability to hire counsel for the ward.