Guardianships and Guardianship Litigation in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Pinellas County and surrounding West Florida areas.
If the Court determines the Ward to be either partly or wholly incapacitated, and no reasonable alternative exists, the Court will then focus its intention on the appointment of a suitable guardian. Every Petition for Appointment of Guardian must contain information on the following: (1) verified signature by the petitioner; (2) certain identifying information concerning both the petitioner and the alleged incapacitated person; (3) the nature of the Ward’s incapacity; (4) extent of guardianship desired, either limited or plenary; (5) next of kin; (6) name and information regarding the proposed guardian; (7) nature and value of property subject to the guardianship; and (8) reasons why the proposed guardian should be appointed. A petitioner may name someone other than themselves as the proposed guardian.
If you are considering filing a guardianship, or are otherwise involved in pending guardianship litigation, please contact our office, as our attorneys routinely handle guardianships, contested guardianships and guardianship litigation in the courts of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Pinellas County and the surrounding West Florida areas.