Florida Guardianship Attorneys
Families often feel that they have entered into unknown, frightening territory when a mother, father, husband, or wife is diagnosed with Alzheimer's. If someone in your family is in need of guardianship because of dementia or any other debilitating condition, Revis and Blackburn welcomes your inquiry. With more than 50 years' combined experience in family law, estate administration, and other legal practice areas, our lawyers are prepared to help you establish a guardianship cost-effectively and efficiently.
Effective Assistance at a Difficult Time With a Difficult Task
We look forward to the opportunity to advise and if necessary, represent you in court as you seek guardianship for a loved one, whether the person accepts the guardianship voluntarily or involuntarily. Contact us to schedule a consultation.
Guardianship may be necessary for a number of possible reasons:
- Dementia makes it impossible for the person to manage his or her own affairs.
- A person who is physically incapable of leaving home may agree to a guardianship whereby a guardian will handle business affairs.
- An adult child with developmental disabilities may need a guardian to manage financial matters.
- A minor child who receives a settlement or inheritance may require a guardian for the purpose of protecting the funds from possible abuse by various adults. A court may order this type of guardianship when funds are assigned to a child.
There are two forms of guardianship that are tailored to different needs. A guardianship of the person is appropriate when the person is deemed legally incompetent of making personally relevant decisions. A guardianship of property may apply to real estate or other assets that someone other than the original owner needs to manage.