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Is Guardianship Just For Children In Florida?

June 16, 2015

The misconception that establishing guardians through a court procedure in Florida is only done in cases involving children may have come about because of the terminology used in the statute. The legislation authorizing the appointment of a guardian for an incapacitated individual refers uses the term “wards.”

Wards may be children or adults who are in need of someone to provide physical care for the person or for the individual’s assets and property. A guardian of the person is appointed to make decisions for the day-to-day needs of the ward including medical, housing and other services….