Assisting Clients In Appointing A Strong Guardian
A guardianship can help individuals who are not able to deal with their own affairs in a physical or financial manner. By having a person or institution appointed through a Florida guardianship proceeding, a person or institution (the guardian) then has legal authority to assist an individual (the ward) in those areas where the ward is no longer capable to represent their own best interests. At the Law Offices of Ginger R. Lore, I have helped clients navigate this process for many years.
What You Need To Know About Guardianships
As time goes by, it’s normal to be concerned about the future. From creating an estate plan to managing your finances, there are many moving parts. As your lawyer, I listen to your concerns and then come up with a tailored solution based on your specific needs. For example, many people come to me and are concerned about the future and their ability to make decisions about health-related matters. I can assist in establishing a health care directive in which a person will be able to speak on your behalf should you become incapacitated. Trusts and other pre-planning documents can also be used to protect your finances.
In situations where you are concerned about a loved one, a conservatorship or guardianship can also be a good option. In doing so, you can rest assured that they will get the care they need. At the outset, the court will determine whether the person is mentally incapacitated. If the person is determined to be mentally incapacitated, the court will next determine whether guardianship of the person, guardianship of the property or both are needed. A family member who seeks an appointment as guardian will need to submit to criminal and credit background checks. After the guardian is appointed, they will attend an educational course for guardians.
For The Helpful Information You Need, Call Today
In these situations, it is best to seek guidance sooner rather than later. As your attorney, I can represent you in establishing guardianship, as well as administering a pending guardianship. To learn more about how I can help, call my office in Winter Garden today at 407-663-5889. You can also fill out my online contact form.