Florida Guardianship: Preference of Appointment of a Guaridan

In Jacksonville Florida and other Florida counties, your Florida Guardianship Attorney will help the ward present information to court. The court has the option to appoint any person who is qualified to act as a guardian. Florida Statutes, Section 744.312 requires the court to give preference to any person who is related by blood or marriage to the ward.

In addition the Florida Court must also consider the wishes of the incapacitated person as to who shall be appointed guardian. This can be troublesome to the Florida court as the incapacitated person might wish to have a Florida Guardian who is not appropriate for the ward (themselves). The statutes require that the court consider the preference of the incapacitated person but the Florida court is not required to appoint the person requested by the ward.

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