What is a guardian?
A guardian is a surrogate decision-maker appointed by the court to make either personal and/or financial decisions for a minor or for an adult with mental or physical disabilities. After adjudication, the subject of the guardianship is termed a "ward."
Guardianship is required by law in Florida in the occurrence that the parents of a minor die or become incapacitated, or through circumstances of an exceedingly large inheritance or amount capital, according to state statute, being issued to a minor.
Adult guardianship is necessary in the occurrence that a court determines an adults ability to make decisions impaired. In this case, a court will transfer the right to make decisions to another individual, assuming, that a less restrictive procedure (durable power of attorney, trust, etc) is deemed unsuitable.
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We have years of experience helping our clients through the development of guardianship. It can be complicated when deciding the right direction for you or someone else. That is why our attorneys are committed to helping you through the process, keeping both guardian and ward safe from all legal complications along the way.