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Do guardians need to post a bond?

Florida statutes allow the Court to require bonds of all guardians. Before exercising his or her authority as a guardian, every person appointed to be a guardian of the property n Florida shall file a bond with surety as prescribed by the Court and approved by the Clerk. This requirement may be waived by the Court, based on the value of the estate of the person under guardianship.

For professional guardians (person serving 3 or more individuals) a general bond not less than $50,000 must be purchased and the Court may require additional bonds based on the total amount of assets they are managing.