What are the qualifications to serve as a guardian? What are the responsibilities of a guardian?

Any resident of this state who is not under any legal disability or the power of another and is 18 years of age or older is qualified to act as guardian of the ward. Further qualifications can be found in Section 744.309, Florida Statutes.

Responsibilities of a guardian depend upon the type of guardianship that has been established and the nature of the ward’s incapacity or needs. Each guardianship is tailored by the Court in relation to the needs of the ward. A guardian can be appointed to watch over the ward, or the ward’s property, or both.

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