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family law - guardianship

by Lori
(Titusville)

Does FL recognize joint guardianship of a minor child?

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Guardianship of a Minor
by: Staff FALDP

Lori,
Yes - see Florida Statute 744. The following is from the Florida Supreme Court's site - A guardian is a surrogate decision-maker appointed by the court to make either personal and/or financial decisions for a minor or for an adult with mental or physical disabilities. After adjudication, the subject of the guardianship is termed a "ward."

Florida law requires the court to appoint a guardian for minors in circumstances where the parents die or become incapacitated, or if a child receives an inheritance or proceeds of a lawsuit or insurance policy exceeding the amount allowed by statute.

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