Attorneys for Florida Guardianship Proceedings

Witnessing a family member's physical, mental and emotional deterioration due to health issues such as Alzheimer's or dementia can be heartbreaking. When your loved one can no longer make decisions for himself or herself, you may need to be appointed as that person's guardian.

Becoming the guardian of another person is an important responsibility. You are taking on the authority to make financial and personal care decisions for another person. Courts take the process of naming a guardian seriously, since the court is taking away a person's freedom to make decisions for themselves.

At The Law Office of Nicole C. Morris, P.A., our attorneys help people become guardians of elderly parents, adult disabled children and other vulnerable adults. We also draft powers of attorney, which can be an inexpensive alternative to guardianship if your loved one plans ahead. Unfortunately, in some cases guardianship may be the only alternative. Call 561-855-0348 to discuss guardianship with a lawyer at our firm. From our law office in Palm Beach Gardens, we handle these proceedings throughout Florida.

When Is Guardianship Needed?

In most cases, guardianship is needed to take care of a parent who has become incapacitated. A person can avoid the need for guardianship if they have estate-planning documents in place, such as a power of attorney and a health care surrogate, that designate a person to make decisions for them if the need arises. However, these documents can only be completed in advance of a need. Once a person becomes incapacitated, they would not have the legal capacity to make a power of attorney or health care surrogate designation.

Guardianship is also needed to take care of an adult disabled child or a minor who gets a personal injury settlement.

Obtaining a guardianship of another person can be emotionally difficult for families, since you have to prove to the court that the person is incapacitated. Our lawyers understand what your family is going through, and we will make every effort to make the process as painless as possible.

Call Us for a Free Initial Consultation About Guardianship

We offer a complimentary consultation to answer your questions about guardianship and when it is needed. Call 561-855-0348 or email us to schedule an appointment.