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Guardianship Lawyer

Helping Clients Provide Needed Care and Support to Loved Ones

If your parent or another close family member resides in Florida and has become physically or mentally incapable of caring for him or herself, you may need to seek appointment of a guardian in order to ensure that your loved one’s personal and financial needs are met.

At The Yates Law Firm, we compassionately and diligently guide clients — including out-of-town and out-of-state clients — through the process of establishing guardianships over individuals in the State of Florida.

Understanding When and Why Guardianship Is Needed


Our firm encourages estate planning clients to consider the possibility that they will become incapacitated and appoint a chosen guardian in a pre-need document. However, many people do not have the appropriate documents in place before they become incapacitated.

If your loved one has not made prior arrangements, you may need to go to court to establish a guardianship.

If he or she has filled out a document naming you as a pre-need guardian, you will still need to go to court to get a declaration of incapacity. If he or she has not named a preferred guardian, you will also need to demonstrate that you are an appropriate person to serve as guardian.

Call an Experienced Florida Guardianship Lawyer

Our founding attorney, Carla B. Yates, has been practicing estate and probate law in Florida for over 35 years. She has assisted many clients through the process of establishing guardianships and filing required reports with the courts on their guardianship responsibilities.

If you need help making sure your loved one is appropriately cared for, please call us at 813-254-6516 or 888-450-2930 or send us an e-mail to schedule a consultation with an experienced Florida guardianship lawyer.


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