Families often seek guardianship for minors, developmentally delayed adults, and seniors. A legal guardian makes decisions on behalf of someone deemed by the court to be incapacitated or incompetent.
Since the guardianship process involves a lot of paperwork and deadlines, we suggest hiring a family law attorney. We can help you protect the personal and legal interests of a loved one.
Benefits of Guardianship
If you have a child with disabilities who’s about to turn 18, we recommend hiring a family law attorney as soon as possible. We can help you determine whether guardianship is appropriate for your family’s situation. For example, we may recommend your child give power of attorney to you or another trusted family member if they’re able to understand that they need help with healthcare, finances, and other important matters. Otherwise, you’ll need to petition the court to become your child’s legal guardian.
We do more than just help you fill out guardianship forms. Our family law attorneys make sure that the ward (person under guardianship) is getting the care they need to live their best life. We’re able to counsel your family and give you the facts you need to make an informed decision for your loved one’s welfare. In other words, our guardianship lawyers can help you work toward a desirable outcome for the entire family.
Our guardianship attorneys serve families near Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Naples. To request your free legal consultation with one of our Florida guardianship lawyers, call us toll free at (800) 283-7442.