Guardianship

38 Years of Legal Experience

When the issue of establishing a guardianship arises, it can be an emotionally charged legal struggle amongst family members. At the Orlando offices of Frank G. Finkbeiner & Associates, our firm represents clients with guardianship matters. We work with clients on either side in guardianship proceedings involving incapacitated adults or minor children.

Representing Individuals and Families in Guardianship Matters

Elderly individuals are often the subject of a guardianship proceeding. The alleged incapacitated person will be examined by a three member committee, appointed by the court and consisting of medical professionals with education and expertise in the area of the alleged incapacity. The committee usually has a psychologist or a psychiatrist, and other doctors or nurses with specialized knowledge that will assist the court in making a determination of incapacity.

The court will also appoint an attorney to represent and protect the interests of the alleged incapacitated person. In addition to working for the party initiating the guardianship proceeding, we also represent the individual who is the subject of the guardianship and work to protect their rights.

In many cases, a guardianship of an adult must be created to ensure their safety and security. Adults who are incapable of caring for themselves due to drug addiction, physical incapacitation, mental illness, mental retardation, or other reasons may require the intervention of a loved one or friend to ensure their well being.

To further discuss your need for a guardianship during a free consultation, contact an attorney at our firm today. Our offices are open from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and evenings and weekends by appointment. We are located in an office setting near the courthouse in Orlando. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.