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.
A guardian is an individual or institution such as a bank trust department appointed by the court to care for an incapacitated person-called a ward-or for the ward's assets.
Guardians must be represented by an attorney who will serve as "attorney of record." Guardians are usually required to furnish a bond and may be required to complete a court-approved training program. The Clerk of the Court reviews all annual reports of guardians of the person and property and presents them to the court for approval. A guardian who does not properly carry out his or her responsibilities may be removed.
If a person recovers in whole or part from the condition that caused him or her to be incapacitated, the court will have the ward reexamined and can restore some or all of the person's rights.
Types of Guardianships
► Guardian of the Property
► Guardian of the Person
► Plenary Guardian (Guardian of the Property and Person)
► Guardianship For Minors
If you would like more information on guardianships or how to commence a guardianship proceeding in Florida please contact Eric S. Kane, P.L. at (305) 937-7280.
The law office of Eric S. Kane, P.L. is located in Aventura, a municipality in Miami-Dade County, and serves clients throughout Miami, Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Martin County, Monroe County, Collier County, Lee County and all of Florida’s 67 counties.