Personal Rights Involved

Guardianships and Guardianship Litigation in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Sarasota, Pinellas County and surrounding West Florida areas.

The rights that may be removed from a person during a guardianship, but are not delegated to a guardian, include the right: (1) to marry; (2) to vote; (3) to personally apply for government benefits; (4) to have a driver’s license; (5) to travel; and (6) to seek or retain gainful employment.

The rights that may be removed from a person during a guardianship, and that may be delegated to a guardian, include the right: (1) to contract; (2) to sue and defend lawsuits; (3) to apply for government benefits; (4) to manage property or to make any gift or disposition of property; (5) to determine his or her residence; (6) to consent to medical and mental health treatment; and (7) to make decisions about his or her social environment or other social aspects of the Ward’s life.

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.


Greene & Greene, Attorneys at Law, is your destination for Family Law, Collaborative Divorce, Probate (Estate) and Trust Litigation, Probate Administration, Estate Planning, Guardianship Litigation and Guardianship Administration, and serves clients in and around St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Largo, Seminole, Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Bradenton, Sarasota, St. Pete Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Hillsborough and Pinellas County.