Under Florida law, it is possible to become the legal guardian of a person who has become incapacitated. If a loved one has lost the ability to make sound decisions for themselves, you may want to consider this solemn and serious legal step.
Any Florida resident of sound mind can become a legal guardian. For non-residents, the guardian must be a relative of the ward (either a blood relative or the spouse of a blood relative). The process includes the appointment of a panel of 3 medical professionals, who will determine if a guardianship is necessary.
Legal guardianship is an extreme step and a very serious decision. Sit down with our experienced attorneys to see if less restrictive options exist, or to move forward with the proceedings if guardianship is necessary. Make your appointment today.
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