Florida Guardianship Administration Ensures That Your Loved One is Well Provided For
When your loved one is unable to provide for him or herself due to age, incapacity, or infirmity, the court may appoint a guardian to make financial and personal decisions that will be in their best interest. A guardian is often responsible for providing personal care and protecting the financial assets of their charge. Appointing a guardian is a legally and financially complicated matter so it is important to hire a lawyer who is experienced in guardianship administration to guide you through the many details and protect your loved one’s finances as you go through the process.
Many times, guardianship revolves around minors under the age of 18 because a minor is not legally permitted to manage property in excess of $15,000.00. A guardian is appointed to be financially responsible if the child receives an inheritance, an insurance settlement, or money from a lawsuit. The guardian may invest the funds and is required to make an annual report (accounting) to the court detailing the status of those investments. In some cases, a guardian is also responsible for a child’s daily needs, education, and medical care.
Our Florida Guardianship Attorneys Will Walk You Through Each Step of the Guardianship Administration Process
Whether you are seeking guardianship of an infirm relative, a handicapped individual, or a minor, the process is a complicated one and involves multiple hearings and financial responsibilities. The experienced Florida guardianship attorneys at Wintter Law can help you with all aspects of guardianship administration. We will petition the court for guardianship or emergency temporary guardianship and will attend all court hearings, including incapacity hearings. When you seek guardianship, you take on a great deal of personal responsibility and the financial side of the process can be a huge undertaking in and of itself. Our Florida guardianship administration lawyers can help you through the process of preparing an inventory of assets, establishing a restricted depository account for assets, managing assets, creating a monthly budget for the person being cared for, assisting with taxes, and preparing all accountings and plans during the guardianship administration. The goal of our legal team is to ensure that the incapacitated person is well-provided for and that the guardian fulfills all personal, financial, and legal duties.
Guardianship Situations are Difficult: Wintter Law Provides Compassionate Guidance and Expertise
Our Florida guardianship lawyers understand that seeking guardianship can be an emotional process, especially if your loved one is suffering mentally or physically. Not only can our guardianship attorneys help with legal and financial matters, we are also qualified to help you make decisions regarding your loved one’s personal, social, and medical needs, everything you need to provide the best possible care. We can help you find a place for your loved one to live and guide you in making decisions about their medical care. Family members are often spread apart in distance and moving your loved one may be impractical. We can help you provide care from a distance by assisting you in locating caregivers and medical teams who can serve your family member even if a legal guardianship is not required.
Guardianship is personally, legally, and financially complicated so it is easy to miss details or make harmful mistakes. The guardianship administration attorneys at Wintter Law will guide you through guardianship administration, assist you so that you avoid errors and provide the best possible care for your loved one.
For Guardianship Administration in Florida, Call Wintter Law to Discuss How Our Firm Can Serve You.
Wintter Law provides experience in the specialized area of law that is needed for Florida trust, estate and guardianship matters. Our firm provides thorough, ethical solutions that will serve you and your family now and into the future. Schedule a consultation by calling our office at 954-920-7014 or if you would like us to contact you, please complete our online form.