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Guardianships: Protecting The Future Of Your Loved Ones

When a Florida or Alabama family needs to make plans that address the needs and protection of a loved one, we are here to help. At Locklin, Saba, Locklin & Jones, PA, we help with guardianship matters, seeking a solution that allows you to protect and care for members of your family.

To make an appointment, call our Pace office at 850-665-2856.

Guardianship, also known as conservatorship, allows you to care for a family member or a disabled loved one who may be unable to care for himself or herself due to age, disability and other factors. A court may appoint a guardian, but you can actually seek this designation if you believe it is in the best interests of your loved one. Our attorneys can explain your options and help you move forward with the most appropriate course of action.

What Do Guardians Do?

Guardians or conservators will make decisions on behalf of the ward, acting in a way that allows for the full protection of his or her interests. A guardian may have to make decisions pertaining to:

  • Medical care
  • Education
  • Financial management
  • Provision of daily needs such as food, clothing and housing

A parent may name a person to be guardian of his or her children in a will or the court may appoint a guardian. We assist our clients with every step, including representing their interests in proceedings for the following types of guardianships:

  • Minor guardianships
  • Incapacitated guardianships
  • Voluntary guardianships
  • Veteran guardianships

Guardianship is a complex legal matter. Our lawyers help clients understand their rights and options, seeking a solution that is in the best interests of all parties.

Where Should You Start?

You may not know where to start with the guardianship process, but we can help. Allow us to explain your choices during an evaluation of your case. Schedule your appointment with one of our Florida guardianship attorneys by reaching our Pace office online or at 850-665-2856.