We Help You Protect Loved Ones Through Guardianship

A guardianship is a legal arrangement in which a guardian is appointed by the court to care for another person, known as a "ward." These arrangements occur when the ward is not able to make necessary decisions on their own behalf, most often as an adult with severe physical or mental disabilities, an elderly family member who is suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's disease, or even a minor child.

Once the arrangement is finalized, the guardian will be responsible for many areas of their life and must be guided by the principle of making decisions in the best interests of the ward.

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Establishing a guardianship over a loved one is a significant legal and emotional decision. The process requires many court proceedings as well as numerous legal documents. At Zachary A. Vandyke, P.A., I am able to help my clients through the guardianship process and ensure that the individuals who are most important to them are protected and cared for far into the future.

As a guardian, you will be responsible for:

  • The care and comfort of the ward, including their food, shelter, health care, and social needs
  • Entering into contracts on behalf of the ward
  • Representing the ward in legal proceedings
  • Creating trusts, making gifts and performing other tax planning services

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There are several types of guardianships in Florida, including full, limited, temporary, and joint. While any qualified adult can be a guardian, they most often are family members, but sometimes close friends or even professional guardians can be appointed. Issues involving these matters can many times overlap with other areas of family law and having an attorney who is experienced in a comprehensive range of family law issues is essential.

For the quality legal representation you require, contact me at 850-851-0864 or send me your information in an email. Se Habla Español!