4 Things Floridians Should Know About Adult Guardianship

Posted on Nov 30, 2011

In order for adult guardianship to be appropriate, your loved one must be mentally or physically incapable of making decisions. If he or she has any legal documents such as a living will or power of attorney for finances, you should have them reviewed by an adult guardianship attorney in Fort Myers, Florida.

According to an article at Caring.com, you should keep in mind the following 4 situations when considering adult guardianship:
 

  • if your loved one lacks power of attorney for finances, adult guardianship may be necessary for the estate;
  • if your loved one lacks a living will or other advance directive, adult guardianship may be necessary for making healthcare decisions;
  • if your loved one has an advance directive, adult guardianship may still be necessary to handle medical matters that aren't covered under the advance directive, which is provided that the advance directive doesn't name an agent for such decisions; and
  • If your loved one has a power of attorney for finances and healthcare, adult guardianship may still be necessary to make life decisions such as where to live and who should be allowed to visit. 

For more input on adult guardianship, you should schedule a meeting with an adult guardianship attorney in Fort Myers, Florida.

Help From an Adult Guardianship Attorney in Fort Myers is a Phone Call Away

Fort Myers adult guardianship attorney Matthew A. Linde understands firsthand the importance of careful estate planning and the complexities of financial legal matters, such as probate, tax litigation and guardianship. For help with adult guardianship concerns, contact our Fort Myers office to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a professional who can answer your questions - 239-939-7100 or 844-764-5492.