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Answers to Your Questions about Guardianship

According to the state of Florida, a legal guardian is a person appointed by the court to care for another person, called a "ward," and sometimes for the ward's assets as well. The ward is usually a minor under the age of eighteen, but they may also be an adult with special needs. When family issues arise and the question of guardianship is brought up, it is wise to consult a Jacksonville divorce attorney.

If the ward is a minor and no guardian is stated in a will, the court will typically choose a guardian who has close relational ties to the ward, such as a family member or family friend. An emergency guardian in the state of Florida can be appointed in three to five days, but regular guardianship can take around a month to become finalized. When a guardian is chosen, he or she may decide what medical and personal care services are appropriate and best suited for the ward.

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If you have further questions or concerns about guardianship in your legal matter, do not hesitation to contact a Jacksonville family law attorney at our firm. Guardianship is not always permanent, and a guardian has the ability to resign from their responsibilities under certain circumstances. At Jason K. S. Porter, P.A., our legal team is fully equipped to help you with any type of family law matter.

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Family law matters are usually very personal and can vary greatly depending on the individuals involved. With our firm, your case will receive the personalized attention that it deserves from a professional legal mind. With more than 13 years of legal experience, founding lawyer James Porter and his qualified team are exceptional in their field and in their understanding of Florida law.

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