An Adult Guardianship Is When A Guardian Is Appointed To Be Legally Responsible For The Care Of A Person Who Can No Longer Take Care Of Their Own Medical And Financial Needs.
A guardian can be a family member, close personal friend, or an independent third party professional. In an adult guardianship, the court determines whether a person is legally incapacitated by appointing a three-member panel known as the examining committee who report their findings after meeting with the alleged incapacitated person. This panel consists of medical professionals such as doctors, psychologists, and therapists.
A minor guardianship takes place when a guardian is required to be appointed to take care of the medical and financial needs of the child. This could occur because the child’s parents have passed away, a child receives a settlement in excess of $15,000.00, or other reasons defined by Florida Statute.
Once the court determines a guardianship is needed, the guardian is appointed. The administration of the guardianship occurs under the supervision of the court and there are yearly reporting and accounting requirements which are the responsibility of the guardian.
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