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Guardianship Guidance From Compassionate Attorneys

When the day comes that an elderly person can no longer effectively care for themselves, it is a blessing to have a loved one who cares enough to step up and make sure they get the care they need so that they can safely enjoy the rest of their life.

At Akin Law P.A., we know the decision to pursue a guardianship can be quite difficult. There may be resistance from the subject of the guardianship or a lingering guilt about whether you are really doing the right thing. We can provide you with peace of mind by answering your questions about guardianship, examining the situation and helping you pursue the best legal option for making sure your loved one and their assets are being properly cared for. We can also provide necessary intervention if a current guardian is not performing in your loved one’s best interest.

Helping You Transition From Loved One To Caretaker

A guardian serves a crucial role in the life of an elderly person, taking responsibility for making decisions regarding:

  • Health care
  • Medications
  • Welfare
  • Place of residence
  • Bank accounts
  • Real estate
  • Household finances

As a guardian, you will be responsible for handling tasks ranging from making sure bills are paid to ensuring that your loved one is receiving regular medical checkups. Granting a guardianship is not something that the courts take lightly; we can help you prepare for the process and build a strong case that establishing a guardianship is in your loved one’s best interests.

Challenging A Guardianship

If the incapacitated person already has a guardian who is abusing the finances, is not providing adequate care for the person or is otherwise unfit, we can work to remove this person from their role (called a guardianship challenge) to ensure your incapacitated loved one’s needs are met and that they are safe. We can also provide the legal support you need to replace a guardian.

Additionally, if the current guardian is isolating your loved one and preventing you or other family members or concerned friends from contacting, visiting or checking up on your loved one, and you wish to intervene, we can assist. It is important to understand your rights and the legal steps necessary in Florida guardianship challenges. We are here to help.

Take The First Step

Call 386-271-4740 to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable elder law attorney from our firm. Located in DeLand, we serve the needs of guardianship clients throughout Volusia County.