Guardianship Attorney, Markeishia L. Smith: Serving Winter Haven, Lakeland, Bartow, Haines City, Polk County, and Central Florida.
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Florida Law allows for either Voluntary or Involuntary Guardianships. Guardianships are typically used to appoint an individual to make family and financial decisions and care for:
- A Minor Child
- An Incapacitated Individual
- An Elderly Person
In the case of a Voluntary Guardianship, you can appoint an individual to make decisions relating family or assets of the persona's behalf. This is common when a minor child will be living with someone other than his or her parents, or when an elderly person or incapacitated person will be under a specified persons care. In the case of minor children, there are specific laws and requirements that will come into play as well.
An Involuntary Guardianship generally involves a court that grants guardianship to a specified person due to incapacitation or diminished mental capabilities of the individual. Involuntary Guardianship may also be a part of Florida Department of Children and Families case and Foster Care situations.
If you have questions regarding your Guardianship legal needs, contact our office today.