What is a guardian?
A guardian is an individual or institution (like a bank) appointed by the court to be a guardian of the person only, property only, or both person and property. Guardians can have their powers limited by the court order, or can have plenary power to exercise all rights of the minor or incapacitated person.

Any adult resident of Florida can serve as a guardian, as can a close relative of the person who does not live in Florida. Persons who have been convicted of a felony or who are incapable of carrying out the duties of a guardian cannot be appointed.

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1. What is a guardianship?
2. What is a guardian?
3. What does a guardian do?
4. What is required of a guardian?
5. What is an incapacitated person?
6. Is a guardianship the only way to help an incapacitated person?
7. How will an incapacitated person know that a guardianship proceeding has been initiated?
8. What about guardians of minors?
9. If I do not have an attorney to represent me as a guardian, how do I find one?