The State of Florida allows both voluntary and involuntary guardianship. For example, voluntary guardianship allows someone to appoint another individual to make decisions involving family or assets on their behalf. On the other hand, involuntary guardianship may involve a court granting guardianship based on lack of physical or mental capacity. Furthermore, legal guardianship of minors has specific laws and requirements. In short, Guardianship in Florida remains a highly complex process that shouldn’t be taken lightly. As a result, it’s important to have an experienced Florida Guardianship Attorney help guide you through the process.

Di Pietro Partners is an AV Preeminent® rated South Florida law firm that’s experienced with guardianship law. This knowledge and experience serve as strong allies for clients both in and out of court. Therefore, if you, or a loved one have questions pertaining to guardianship, contact our office for a free consultation.

Reasons for Guardianship

People seek guardianship for a variety of reasons. For instance, someone may obtain guardianship on behalf of an elderly person who can no longer manage property or be alone. Additionally, family members often seek guardianship over a minor child who lost their parents. Also, if a disabled child turns 18 years old and the parents can no longer make legal or healthcare decisions, the child requires a guardian. Therefore, guardianship applies in many circumstances; due to the importance of these decisions, legal guidance is absolutely necessary.

How We Can Help

Guardianships require the use of an attorney; Di Pietro Partners can help in the following ways:

  • Preparing Petitions to Determine Incapacity
  • Appointing a Guardian
  • Transferring guardianship out-of-state.
  • Attending hearings with the potential guardian
  • Helping the guardian file an inventory of the Ward’s assets
  • Planning on how the Ward will be cared for (this must be done on an annual basis)
  • Helping family members set up special needs trusts for disabled beneficiaries
  • Working with personal injury attorneys or individuals to establish a guardianship over the property for a minor who is the beneficiary of a settlement
  • Working with the guardian to be discharged at the end of the case (death, age of maturity, restoration of capacity, transfer of guardianship out-of-state).

Get Help From a Florida Guardianship Attorney

Di Pietro Partners has deep knowledge of Guardianship Law and extensive court experience. This knowledge and experience will help guide you through this legal process. Therefore, If you wish to speak with a Florida Guardianship Attorney directly, contact us at 1.800.712.8462