Guardianship Administration



            The following will assist you in learning more about Guardianships in Florida.

• Florida Guardianship – A summary of the procedures necessary to seek appointment as Guardian under Florida law.

• Minor Guardianships – Procedures for the appointment of a Guardian for a minor (under the age of eighteen) to receive distributions from an estate, insurance proceeds or personal injury settlement which exceeds $15,000.00.

• Guardian Advocate – Streamlined procedures for the appointment of a Guardian for a person with Developmental Disabilities.

• Alternatives to Guardianship – It may be possible to avoid the need of a court appointed Guardianship by proper planning for incapacity.

• Guardianship Forms:

            Application for Appointment of Guardian
            Guardianship Checklist - NonProfessional
            Department of Children and Families Release Form
            Electronic Fingerprinting Instructions
            Guardianship Disaster Plan

Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with
Michael W. Porter, Esquire.

Phone (727) 327-7600

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

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