Guardianships for Minor Children
A child’s parents are the child’s natural guardians and in general may act for the child. In circumstances where the parents die or become incapacitated or if a child receives an inheritance or proceeds of a lawsuit or insurance policy exceeding $15,000, the court must appoint a guardian. Both parents or a surviving parent may make and file with the clerk of the court a written declaration naming a guardian of the child’s person or property to serve if both parents die or become incapacitated. A guardian may also be designated in a will.
In Florida, all guardians are required to be represented by an attorney. The court is also required to appoint an attorney for the alleged incapacitated person (potential ward). Here at Trader Legal, we handle all aspects of guardianship proceedings. Give us a call today at (321) 723-6731 to schedule a consultation regarding your guardianship issues.
FAMILY LAW MEDIATION
Rudi Trader is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. He has practiced law as an attorney handling family law cases for over thirty years. His extensive experience in handling family law cases makes him uniquely qualified to act as a family law mediator and help the parties get their case resolved without the expense, aggravation and uncertainty of a contested trial or hearing. Rudi is available to mediate family law cases prior to the case being filed with the court or after the case has already been filed.
- Child Support
- Parenting Plans
- Timesharing Agreements (Custody)
- Temporary Custody by Extended Family Member
- Equitable Distribution
- Marital Settlement Agreements
- Paternity Agreements (Unmarried Parents)
- Termination of Parental Rights
- Family Law Trials and Hearings
Juvenile dependency actions are filed when a parent has been accused of abuse, abandonment, or neglect of a minor child. Although dependency actions can be filed by certain individuals, they are usually filed by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) of the State of Florida. If you have been accused of abusing, abandoning, or neglecting a minor child in a dependency action, call Trader Legal at (321) 723-6731 for aggressive, experienced, and competent representation.