As noted above, Florida law addresses guardianship in three different locations: Chapter 744, Chapter 393 and Chapter 394. Within Chapter 744, there are 3 main types of guardians of adults in Florida: Family (someone who represents 2 or less people), Professional (someone who represents 3 or more people) and Public (someone who represents persons who are indigent or have not family willing to do so. Chapter 744 also addresses guardianship of the minor.
Chapter 393 addresses guardian advocacy for persons with developmental disabilities.
Chapter 394 addresses the process to become a guardian advocate for a person with mental illness, as well as the duties and responsibilities.
The duties and responsibilities for Chapter 393 guardian advocates and Chapter 744 guardians are clearly defined in Chapter 744.