Category: Guardianship

Different Types of Guardianships

Guardianships are governed by Chapter 744 of the Florida Statutes. Also known as the “Florida Guardianship Law”. 1.         A guardian can be appointed for the person only. 2.         A guardian can be appointed for the property only. 3.         A guardian can be appointed in a limited capacity. This is where only some or partial rights [..]

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What is a Guardianship?

Guardianships are governed by Chapter 744 of the Florida Statutes. Also known as the “Florida Guardianship Law”. 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. This is done in front of a Circuit Court Judge. The [..]

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New Guardianship Requirements

On June 13, 2014, the Governor of the State of Florida signed into effect amendments to Florida Statutes relating to Guardianships. One of the major amendments was to Section 744.3135. This revised the provision relating to the requirements for specified guardians to submit to a credit history investigation and background screening. The statute now requires: [..]

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