Florida Guardianship: Who may be Appointed as a Guardian

In Jacksonville and other areas of Florida, once the Alleged incapacitated person is found to be incapacitated, he or she becomes a ward. The ward is entitled to have a qualified and competent guardian who:

1) must be at least 18 years old 2) a resident of Florida or a blood relative, adopted child or the ward’s spouse, and
3) may not be a

previously abused or neglected an elderly person,
anyone who provides services to the ward,
a creditor of the ward,
an employee of an entity that provides services to the ward, or
one of the examining committee members who examined the Alleged incapacitated person


For questions about serving as a Florida Guardian for a person who has been adjudged a ward you should talk with a Florida Guardianship Attorney who represents ward’s rights

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