The Florida State Guardianship Association is dedicated to the protection of the dignity and rights of incapacitated persons and to increasing the professionalism of guardianship through education, networking and legislative action.


Membership Information and Forms (Click)


FSGA Seeking Executive Director

Please see the attached RFP for details.

Click HERE for RFP

FSGA May 5th Spring Seminar

The FSGA will be hosting a three hour seminar in Pinellas County on May 5, 2014, with topics related to end of life decision making and Medicare.  The training is free but space is limited so please RSVP to

Click HERE for May 5th FLYER

FSGA's Gulf Coast Chapter's Annual Spring Conference

The Gulf Coast Chapter will be holding their Annual Spring Conference April 25, 2014 8AM to 3PM.

Its not too late, you can register at the door! 


FSGA BOARD VACANCIES- Nomination Form (click here)

Please nominate members for the various Area and At Large Director positions.  This year Area VI term expires and we have vacancies in Area I, Area II, Area VII and Area VIII  We also have the 2nd At Large Director seat expiring.  This makes a total of 6 positions that we are looking to fill.  The positions are for a 3 year term.

For those of you who are interested, the attached form identifies the duties and responsibilities of an Area Director.  This is a great way to add your energies and voice to the governance of guardianship in the State of Florida.

The FSGA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the open positions for Area and At Large Directors for the elections in July at the Annual Conference 2014. 

MAP OF AREAS (click here)



FSGA 7.44 Review Survey

FSGA has begun a 3 year systematic review of Chapter 744 to stay relevant and responsive to the same action taken by RPPTL and perceived pressures coming regarding guardianship in the press.  We are reaching out for input from anyone in our membership.

The review has broken out sections of similarly grouped statutes in the Chapter for a 3 month review.  The second meeting in the 3 month plan is to test and get feedback on some specifically proposed language changes.  A survey is put together (link below) and was sent out to FSGA members.  This survey identifies the committee's drafted statutory language and seeks input on whether people agree or disagree with these proposals. 

Click this link to take the survey.   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NVT5CPZ

 The feedback from this survey will then be used to improve the proposed changes and whitepapers on the topics.   The final meeting will be to incorporate the feedback from this survey.

 The goal of this approach is to tap into as many great minds as possible and the greatest exposure across the state.  Hopefully, where there is consensus this will aid in getting the legislation passed because of the groundwork laid.

 Thanks for your input - if you have specific questions about the committee please contact lancem@omplaw.com


Annual Conference 2014

See the Sponsor/ Exhibitor Brochure and Call for Presentations

Our 27th Annual Conference, Guardian Renaissance will be held at the Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club.  July 10-12, 2014

Download the exhibitor and sponsor brochure or the call for presentations by visiting the

CONFERENCE 2014 PAGE (click here)


FSGA Bulletins

April 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

Outstanding Chapter Member Award

The FSGA is seeking nominations for the 2014 FSGA Award for Outstanding Chapter Member Service to the Profession of Guardianship. This award is for FSGA Members who have provided exemplary service to their wards and/or for the “good” of their Chapters and the Profession as a whole. The FSGA will recognize chapter nominees for their contributions, leadership, and dedication locally.


The criteria required for nomination is specified on the FSGA Award Nomination Form (click)

Nominations are due by June 15, 2014

2013 Award Recipients

La Mar Beach Chapter- Martha Smith

Space Coast Chapter- Becky Mathisen

Treasure Coast Chapter- Sarah Elmasian

South Florida Chapter- Jerome Silverberg

Southwest Florida Chapter- Harold Foy

Our Chapters

The Florida State Guardianship Association has twelve chapters which operate around the state to offer guardians educational opportunities, support and networking opportunities in their own communities.  Visit our CHAPTER PAGE for more information  (just click the link)




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