When a person is unable to make decisions for themselves due to a mental disability, or when an individual is a minor, the court may appoint a guardian to make decisions on the affected person’s behalf. There are a number of different situations that may warrant guardianship, as well as a number of different types of guardianships, such as voluntary and involuntary guardianships as well as guardianships for minors and adults and guardian advocates for families with adult children with special needs.
If you have questions about guardianship in Stuart, Port St Lucie or the surrounding areas of Florida, our experienced guardianship lawyers at the law offices of Kitroser & Associates can help. Please call us today for a consultation to learn more.
Guardianship is a very serious legal proceeding as it refers to a legal right and responsibility to make financial and/or personal decisions on the behalf of another person. Consider the following types of guardianship recognized in Florida:
The decision to seek guardianship over a loved one is never easy and may be very emotional to make. If you are seeking guardianship over an adult in your life, our lawyers can help you to file the appropriate forms with the court. These forms include a petition to establish incapacity, a petition for appointment of guardian, and an application for an appointment of guardian. To prove incapacity, you will need experts, including medical experts. If you are selected as a guardian, you will be required to attend a class on guardianship and will be subject to a criminal background check. Seeking guardianship is no small responsibility or process.
The creation of a comprehensive estate plan today can help facilitate the guardianship process should it become necessary in the future. The attorneys at Kitroser & Associates strongly recommend that each of our clients work with us to develop a highly detailed and personalized plan that will address any eventual need for guardianship. Among the tools we can incorporate into your estate plan for this purpose:
If you need to seek guardianship over someone you care about in Port St. Lucie or Stuart, the guardianship lawyers of Kitroser & Associates can help you. We know that the incapacity and guardianship process is complicated and want to make it as easy and stress-free as possible. When you call our lawyers, we will get to work on your case immediately and provide you with all of the information you’re looking for. Please reach us today at 772-763-1400 or send us a message to request an appointment today.
The Stuart Estate Planning and Probate Lawyers at Kitroser & Associates welcome clients in Port St Lucie, Palm City, Hobe Sound, North River Shores, Jensen Beach, Port Salerno, Sewalls Point and all communities in Martin County and Florida’s Treasure Coast.
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