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Guardianship is a legal proceeding in the state of Florida, where the court appoints a guardian to help make legal decisions for an incapacitated person (aka ward). A guardian can be an individual or institution.
When an adult individual has been judicially determined to be unable to take care of themselves by securing clothing, food, shelter and are unable to manage their financial affairs due to a physical or mental condition.
If an individual is found to be partially incapacitated by the court, a guardian will be appointed only for the rights the ward is incapable of managing.
Any resident of Florida who is an adult related or unrelated to the ward can be appointed except those who have been convicted of a felony or are incapable of carrying out the duties of a guardian.
A guardian is given authority and decision making over the ward’s property and other rights that may have been removed from the ward and given to the guardian such as medical, mental, personal care services and residential setting decisions that are in the best interest of the ward.
The guardian must keep good records and each year must present to the court a yearly detailed plan for the ward’s care along with a physician report.
Yes, a guardian must be represented by an attorney (attorney of record). All annual reports from a guardian are reviewed by the clerk of court for approval. If a guardian does not carry out their responsibilities properly, the court may remove them as guardian.
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