Guardianships Can Be An Important Tool
Are you concerned about an incapacitated family member? Are you worried about the type of care a child is receiving? Many types of guardianships exist to ensure the people you care about are taken care of.
When an individual does not have appropriate estate planning documents in place prior to becoming incapacitated, or in certain situations pertaining to minors, it may become necessary to establish a court-supervised guardianship. In such cases, the court will designate a guardian who will have the power to make binding legal decisions on behalf of the incapacitated individual or minor.
Due to our focus on this area, families throughout South Florida seeking to protect an incapacitated loved one or a minor look to the Miami guardianship attorneys at the Law Offices of Frye & Vazquez, P.L., in Miami, to advise them on guardianships and guide them through the entire court-supervised process. Please contact us to arrange your consultation.
When Is Guardianship Appropriate?
Guardianship may be appropriate when:
- A person can no longer make or communicate safe or sound decisions about his or her person and/or property; he or she may be failing to pay bills, losing money, losing track of accounts, forgetting appointments, mishandling medications, driving unsafely, neglecting hygiene, etc. The individual may also be displaying unusually angry or paranoid behavior.
- A person has become susceptible to fraud or undue influence.
- A minor/child receives a financial settlement in excess of $15,000 as a result of a personal injury, property damage or wrongful death claim.
- A minor/child with a developmental disability reaches the age of majority (18).
Experienced Guidance Through A Complicated, Sensitive Process
Our comprehensive guardianship services include the following:
- Guidance through the incapacity determination phase
- Guidance in the filing of the petition and representation at the incapacity hearing
- Handling the guardianship legal proceeding
- Providing annual filings for and ongoing guidance to the appointed guardians whose actions and responsibilities, as outlined in the Florida statutes, will be monitored by the court
Types Of Florida Guardianships Our Lawyers Can Help You With:
- Limited guardianship
- Plenary guardianship
- Guardian advocate
- Pre-need guardian
- Standby guardian
- Guardianship of a minor
We Are Ready To Advise You On Guardianship Issues
When you call the Law Offices of Frye & Vazquez, P.L., you will speak directly with a qualified and expert Miami guardianship lawyer, with no commitment required.
We serve clients throughout South Florida, including Miami-Dade County and Broward County.