Under Florida Statutes, Chapter 744, when an individual becomes incapacitated, the courts may appoint another individual – called a “guardian” – to act on behalf of the incapacitated person, his or her property, or both. The guardian, therefore, has the legally responsibility of taking inventory of the incapacitated individual’s property, making prudent investments on his or her behalf, and accounting for every dollar spent by filing detailed annual reports with the courts. Furthermore, if the guardian is appointed to also care for the health of the incapacitated individual, the guardian must also make short-term and long-term health care decisions. Because of the grave responsibilities a guardian undertakes, the courts require that a Florida guardianship attorney must represent the appointed guardian in all dealings when it comes to matters of the incapacitated individual’s estate.
At The Law Office of K. Hunter Goff, P.A., we understand how difficult it can be to care for an incapacitated loved one and his or her estate. Attorney Goff assists families in the Orlando area throughout the entire guardianship process. From establishing a guardian to ensuring that the selected guardian complies with court requirements, he ensures that the guardian is only acting in the best interest of your incapacitated loved one.