Guardianship, also known as conservatorship, is a legal system whereby incapacitated persons, minors, and those suffering from mental illness or addiction can be protected and advocated for by a court-appointed guardian. A guardian may be appointed by the court as a surrogate decision-maker for health care and personal matters; also, a guardian can be appointed as a fiduciary to manage income, assets, and other financial decisions. There are five main types of guardianship in Florida: guardianships for minors, involuntary adult guardianships, emergency temporary guardianships, guardianship advocacies for developmentally disabled adults, and voluntary guardianships of the property.
Rossway Swan has a comprehensive approach to guardianship representation. We represent families seeking to protect their incapacitated loved ones and that representation can take on many aspects of a guardianship case. Our attorneys are capable of representing families filing as petitioners and as guardian nominees; nominated guardians, including professional guardians; and interested persons on specific issues like standby guardian appointments, advance directives, and do-not-resuscitate orders.
Rossway Swan serves as a trusted legal advisor for our clients throughout the entirety of the litigation process.