Florida has a national reputation as having progressive laws related to guardianship. The legislative goals of Florida guardianship include:
For these reasons FSGA offers information on a full range of decision-making options available under Florida laws. Choose from the variety of information below. This information is not intended to be legal advice and consulting a Florida lawyer should be seriously considered.
What options does Florida offer for assistance in decision making?
How does Florida define guardianship?
If I've already been named as a guardian in a state other than Florida, do I need to go through the process again?
A foreign guardianship refers to a guardianship that was originally established outside of Florida and the ward later moves to Florida. The foreign guardian has within 60 days of the ward moving to Florida in which to file the out of state guardianship papers with a Florida court. The Florida court will then recognize that guardianship and thereafter the guardian must comply with Florida law.
Click here to read the Florida statutes related to this question (Chapter 744.306, Florida Statutes).