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How Is A Guardian Advocate Proceeding Different From A Traditional Guardianship?

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A traditional guardianship in Florida (i.e. grandma now has dementia) is only established if the Court makes a finding that the person is incapacitated. This involves medical professionals appointed by the court to examine the person and make written findings to the court. This process, even if uncontested, is expensive and can cost anywhere from $5,000-$10,000 or more! We do not currently handle such incapacity guardianships because they do not lend themselves easily to flat fees.

On the other hand, a Florida guardian advocate proceeding is a special guardianship designed for developmentally disabled adults. Developmental disabilities include autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Prader-Willi syndrome, Down’s Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities that manifested prior to age 18 which constitute a substantial handicap that can reasonably be expected to continue indefinitely.

As with other matters we handle at My Pink Lawyer®, we handle uncontested guardian advocate proceedings on a flat fee basis.

Category: Guardianship

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