WHAT IS A GUARDIANSHIP?
Guardianship refers to court ordered management of affairs for someone who is no longer capable of managing his or her own affairs. There are two common types of guardianships under Florida law. In a limited guardianship, the ward (subject of the guardianship) would retain some decision making rights. In a plenary (or full) guardianship, the guardian would assume all decision making rights for the Ward.
WHAT IS A GUARDIAN?
A guardian is an individual or institution (such as a nonprofit corporation or bank trust department) appointed by the court to care for an incapacitated person — called a “ward” or for the ward’s assets.
Property Management Services:
- Tailored management package designed to fit the client’s needs.
- Regular property inspections to insure proper maintenance and security.
- Evaluation and recommendations for repair work as needed.
- Coordination and supervision of repairs.
- Arranging for emergency repairs.
- Assist clients in moving to new location when needed.
- Packing personal belongings for relocation or storage.
Case Management Services:
- Preparation of personal tax returns.
- Bookkeeping and bill paying services.
- Review all charges and debits of each account to check for fraudulent activity.
- Preparation of required accounting for the court.
- Medical and insurance claims processing.
Care Management Services:
- Provide assessments.
- General management of the client’s individual lifestyle.
- Discharge planning and placement services when needed.
- Personal visits.
- Advocate with care providers.
- Transportation arrangements.
- Provide information and referrals for other community services.