The simple answer is talk to your attorney. Guaridans are required to be represented by an attorney. The reason for this is that a guardianship is a court supervised procedure, and non-attorneys generally do not understand the process. Further, even if you are a guardian who has an attorney, you need to ask your attorney questions. The time to ask whether a guardian can borrow money from the Ward is not 8 months after the guardian has borrowed the money. Further, Fla. Stat. 744.441 specifically lists the authority of a guardian to act AFTER the guardian has petitioned the court for approval to act. Thus, as a guardian when you have any doubt get something in writing from your attorney. For more information contact an attorney at Cody & Linde, PLLC today.
As a court appointed guardian, how do I know what I can or cannot do?
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