Guardianship Application Starter Kit

What is a guardianship?

A guardianship is designed to protect the interests of an incapacitated person.

What is a guardian?

A guardian is a person or entity appointed by a court of law and authorized to make important decisions on behalf of an incapacitated person. A Florida guardian is accountable to the court and must report annually on the financial and physical status of the incapacitated person.

Potential Guardian = Petitioner

What is an incapacitated person ("Ward")?

A Ward is an individual who has been deemed incapacitated by a court of law. A Ward is a person who lacks the ability to make sound decisions about his or her health, safety, and/or financial matters due to mental illness, developmental or physical disability, substance abuse or advanced age. The incapacity can also render the person vulnerable and susceptible to negative influences such as fraud or exploitation.