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A guardianship is a way to protect the most vulnerable members of a family: an incapacitated adult or minor child. In simple terms, a guardianship is a legal relationship that is created by the courts to protect a vulnerable person, known as the ward, or that person’s property. The named guardian has specified duties and responsibilities designed to meet the needs of the ward.

Commonly, a guardianship is created as part of a Will to assume the care of a minor child (or children) when a parent is no longer available. However, there are also circumstance when an adult is no longer able to care for his or her personal property or well-being. In this latter case, a guardian can be appointed by the courts.As with all legal decisions, it is important to understand the ramifications of a guardianship. Careful planning is crucial in order to protect the ward and to avoid future conflict.

Law Offices of JoAnn Leigh Gramm

12627 San Jose Blvd, Suite 103, Jacksonville, FL 32223, US

(904) 886-2848