What is a Guardian?   I get calls every day from clients wanted to know what guardianship in Florida is. The Florida Bar states: “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. The process is governed by Chapter 744, Florida Statutes. The procedure outlined here does not apply for appointment of a guardian advocate over a person with developmental disabilities.”

They then go onto ask, “[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][W]ell what is a Guardian?” The Florida Bar states. “A guardian is an individual or institution (such as a nonprofit corporation or bank trust department) appointed by the court to care for an incapacitated person — called a “ward” — or for the ward’s assets.’

The next logical question is “[W]hat is the definition of an incapacitated person? The Florida Bar states: “An incapacitated person is an adult who has been judicially determined to lack the capacity to manage at least some of his or her property or to meet at least some essential health and safety requirements.” If my firm can answer any of your questions regarding Elder Law, Guardianship, Estate Planning or Probate please feel free to call me at (904)366-2703 or email me at [email protected][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]