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Under Florida Statutes 393.12, a Guardian may be appointed by a Probate Court to handle the decision-making tasks necessary to care for the person or property of a minor child or adult (also known as a ward), who is (i) developmentally disabled, (ii) adjudicated incompetent by a mental health professional or by law, or (iii) found suffering from the infirmities of aging. Some of the decisions a Guardian would make on behalf of a ward may include but is not limited to, medical treatment, education, counseling, applying for benefits, property and/or asset protection, etc.
Guardianships vary in type and are created to allow a guardian to oversee and/or manage:
Under Florida Probate Rule 5.030, anyone seeking guardianship must hire an attorney because the first step in obtaining guardianship requires filing a petition to request a determination of an individual’s incapacity. In addition, the court requires the proposed guardian to undergo a background screening to determine if the applicant has a disqualifying history or undisclosed criminal history.
Kimberly Soto, Esq. and her legal team understand that seeking guardianship can be an emotional process. Therefore, if you need an attorney, or have any questions about guardianship administration in the State of Florida, please contact The Soto Law Office, P.A. to discuss how our firm can help guide you and your family through the many complicated legal and financial details involved in the guardianship process.
The Soto Law Office, P.A.
Monday - Friday
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Evening and weekend hours available by appointment.
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Kimberly M. Soto is the Owner and Managing Attorney of The Soto Law Office, P.A.
Ms. Soto is a member of the Florida Bar Association and Orange County Bar Association, including their Young Lawyers Sections.
Ms. Soto was awarded her Juris Doctor Degree from The George Washington University Law School.
Ms. Soto was awarded her Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from the honors program at Rollins College, and graduated Magna cum laude.
Ms. Soto is also a member of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and the Citrus Club.