I’ve Been Named A Guardian In Florida. Now What?
When a loved one is no longer able to make crucial decisions for themselves, they may need a legal guardian to handle the decisions on their behalf.
However, becoming a guardian in Florida is something that comes with many responsibilities. Decisions that would normally be made by another person must be handled by the guardian, who applies his or her best judgment to the situation.
Top 3 Responsibilities Of A Guardian
It always depends on individual circumstances, but guardians are typically responsible for making decisions on someone else’s behalf (referred to as the ward) regarding matters such as:
- Health care treatment
- Monthly bills and other household expenses
- Educational decisions
They can also determine if the ward is being unduly influenced by someone with questionable intentions in order to enrich themselves financially.
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At Korshak & Associates, P.C., our lawyers have handled many cases involving guardians. We know the types of issues that often arise and what tasks guardians are likely to undertake.
For instance, if a ward has not completed a living will, then medical decisions, including those regarding end-of-life care, fall to the guardian. This can be a heavy burden to bear, but its importance cannot be overstated.
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Our attorneys have decades of collective experience providing guidance to individuals who need advocacy as it relates to estate planning. Let us help you.
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