Glantzlaw attorneys and paralegals have experience in the filing of Guardianships and the representation of Guardians. We can assist you, as Guardian, in establishing annual budgets for the incapacitated person, preparation of an Initial Plan and Inventory, preparation of Annual Plans and Annual Accountings, and all other aspects of Guardianship administration.
In Florida, Guardianship requires a legal proceeding in the Circuit Courts of Florida. The appointed Guardian can exercise the legal rights of an incapacitated person (also known as a “Ward”).
A Guardian may be an individual or an institution who represents and makes decisions for an adult who is incapacitated and has been judicially determined to lack the capacity to manage his/her assets or to make necessary health and safely decisions.
If a minor child receives an inheritance, lawsuit proceeds, or insurance policy proceeds in excess of $15,000.00, the State of Florida also requires the appointment of a Guardian to manage those assets, until the minor beneficiary attains the age of 18 years.
Guardianships are subject to very complex statutory and procedural requirements, and the Courts require that a Guardian be represented by an attorney to carry out these duties.