Guardianship is a process designed to protect and exercise the legal rights of individuals whose functional limitations prevent them from being able to make their own decisions. It is the most restrictive type of decision-making assistance.
There are 3 types of guardianships in Florida:
Guardian Advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities (Chapter 393.12, F.S.);
Guardian Advocacy for individuals with mental illness (Chapter 394.4598, F. S.);
Guardianship (Chapter 744, F.S.).