What is Guardianship?


Speaker 1: Guardianship is a legal process, whereby you try to get control of and exercise the rights of another person who is no longer able to make their own informed decisions regarding their own personal care and their finances. It's a process which requires two petitions, one petition is to have the person declared incapacitated, the other is to appoint a guardian. The great thing about guardianship is that the Florida courts very closely monitor the activities of the guardian who is appointed. Every year, they have to file a plan of the person and an inventory about what's going on with their property.