Florida Guardianship: What is the Role of Guardian?

Guardianship is a very serious matter.  A Florida guardian is expected to report to the court on an annual basis regarding how the Ward is being cared for, where the Ward is being cared for and the guardian is expected to provide an accounting to the court regarding the Ward’s funds.  Guardians are usually required to take an eight hour course once they are appointed so that they know what is expected of them.  The guardian is responsible for deciding where the Ward lives, what kind of medical care is appropriate, and how the Ward’s assets are invested.

To learn more about how a guardianship works, download the Guardianship Basics Handbook published by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Office of Public Guardianship.


Attorney, Laurie Ohall,  works with potential guardians to set up Florida guardianships whether it be for a minor child, an incapacitated adult, or a disabled adult child.  Contact our Tampa guardianship law office for a free phone consultation today.