Compassionate Guardianship Lawyers in Miami, Florida
Most people choose to start the estate planning process because they want to ensure their families are cared for after they are no longer able to do so. If you have minor children or adult dependents who rely on you for care, estate planning is not just beneficial, it is crucial. You can use your estate plan to create guardianship documents that will ensure your dependent loved ones receive the care they need after you’re gone. At EPGD Attorneys at Law, P.C., our expert attorneys have the knowledge and skills to draft comprehensive Florida guardianship paperwork on your behalf. To discuss your concerns or begin building a plan to protect your family, you can call us at (786) 837-6787 or email us today.
What Is Guardianship?
A guardian is a court-appointed person with the right to make decisions for someone who is unable to make legal, financial, or medical decisions for themselves. Both children and adults may be placed under a Florida guardianship. It is most often established for a minor child who requires a guardian of the minor’s property or for an incapacitated person who lacks the capacity to manage some or all of their own affairs.
Guardianship in Estate Planning
If you have minor children, or you are named the guardian of a dependent adult, it is in your best interest to name a guardian for them in your estate plan. Under Florida law, if a child’s parents die or become incapacitated, they must have a guardian appointed. Naming one in your estate plans allows you to have control over who will care for your children if you are incapacitated or pass away. It is important to note that the Florida Courts and Legislature strive to use the least restrictive form of guardianship or less restrictive alternatives, when they are available. If you are naming a potential guardian for a dependent adult, you may be able to dictate whether they should receive plenary (full) or limited powers of guardianship.
Experienced Legal Representation for Guardianship Concerns
When planning for the future, guardianship for your children or dependents should be one of your foremost priorities. You can ensure you have the appropriate guardianship papers in place by consulting with a knowledgeable estate and incapacitation planning attorney. At EPGD Attorneys at Law, P.A., we have years of experience counseling clients on the best ways to use guardianship within their estate plans. We can draft guardianship documents and other estate planning paperwork on your behalf to ensure your wishes for your minor children or adult dependents, are carried out. From our office in Miami, Florida, we represent clients throughout the Miami-Dade area, Washington, D.C., and beyond. Call us at (786) 837-6787 or contact us to schedule a consultation with our guardianship attorneys in Florida and discover how we can help you.