A guardianship is a legal proceeding in the circuit courts of Florida in which a guardian is appointed to exercise the legal rights of an incapacitated person.
Any adult resident of Florida, related or unrelated to the potential ward, can serve as a guardian. A guardian who is given authority over property of the ward is required to inventory the property, invest it prudently, use it for the ward’s support and account for it by filing detailed annual reports with the court. In addition, the guardian must obtain court approval for certain financial transactions.
The guardian of the ward’s person may exercise those rights that have been removed from the ward and delegated to the guardian, such as providing medical, mental and personal care services and determining the place and kind of residential setting best suited for the ward. Annually, the guardian of the person must also present to the court a detailed plan for the ward’s care along with a physician’s report.
We at Green and Kahn P.L. have extensive experience assisting families and concerned loved ones navigate the guardianship process. Please contact us to make an appointment to discuss how we can assist with your guardianship needs.