Guardianship Of A Minor Child

A Resource For Florida's Families

The circumstances that result in the need for guardianship of a child are never pleasant. When a child has his or her parents or guardians — or they have become unable to fulfill their duties as such — a child needs stability and security more than anything else.

Kuhn Law Firm, P.A., provides legal help to families and other loved ones in children's lives when their parents or guardians become incapacitated. We also help parents plan for worst-case scenarios by executing preneed guardianship documents so that they can determine in advance who should care for their children if they are ever unable to do so.

Experienced Lawyers, Guiding Families Through The Guardianship Process

When someone cannot fulfill his or her duties as a parent or guardian because of death or incapacitation through serious injury or illness, someone must step in to fill the shoes as a guardian for a child.

Guardianships are required for minors in Florida anytime they have received more than $15,000 in assets, whether through a gift or as the result of litigation. Issues can also arise when guardianships need to be transferred to Florida from other states.

We can represent relatives or other loved ones who wish to seek a court's appointment as guardian. In addition to guiding them through every step of the legal process, we can provide ongoing legal support to ensure that they carry out their responsibilities correctly.

For Parents: Giving You Control Over The Guardianship Process While You Still Can

No parent wants to imagine what it would be like to be suddenly unable to care for his or her children. Still, isn't it better to plan for the worst and hope for the best?

Through our estate planning practice, our attorneys allow our clients to take advantage of preneed guardianship, through which they determine in advance who should step in as a guardian should the need arise. While a guardian must still be formally appointed by the court, this can spare families the trauma of having to decide who is in the best position to care for a child and give everyone involved greater peace of mind.

Get Experienced Legal Help Now

Whether you are a parent proactively planning for the future or a family requiring immediate legal assistance, our firm is ready to help. Call our Fort Myers office at 239-344-9430 (877-243-1624 toll free) or email us.