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Guardianship
Guardianship is a legal process administered by the court in which a person is appointed guardian to exercise the rights of another, who is known as the ward. However, the court must first determine if the ward is incapacitated, pursuant to the definition of “incapacitation” under Florida Statute Chapter 744.
At PereGonza, we represent: 1) family members seeking to become guardians, 2) guardians acting on behalf of their wards; and 3) wards seeking to make a adjustment or termination of the guardianship.

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There are four types of Guardianships.
1) Voluntary Guardianship: A ward is requesting a person to become their appointed guardian to assist with the management of their property, or assist with medical or physical needs.
2) Involuntary Guardianship: A person files a petition to become the guardian for someone who is incapacitated.
3) Temporary/Emergency Guardianship: A person files a petition to become the guardian for someone who is incapacitated temporarily, or until another guardian can be appointed.
4) Guardian ad litem: The court may appoint someone to be the guardian to represent a child’s best interest during divorce proceedings, parental rights hearing, or a domestic matter.
In general, guardianships last as long as the ward’s incapacitation persists. If the ward regains his or her mental capacity, his or her rights are restored.
At PereGonza, our attorneys understand the process, which is why handle each claim with the right attention it requires. If you have questions, concerns, or would like a free case evaluation, please contact our Doral office. We would like the opportunity to help you.