Understanding Guardianships

Whether you need to establish an adult guardianship to prepare for a senior loved one's long-term care, or appoint a guardian for a minor, you can rely on our team of lawyers and professionals at Cloninger & Files, Attorneys at Law, to provide you with the necessary information and services.

A Firm Committed To Protecting Florida Seniors

At Cloninger & Files, we look to help families in Oviedo and throughout Seminole County understand their options when pursuing guardianships. Although many of our clients are elderly individuals or the family members of older adults, we also assist with minor guardianships.

Perhaps a senior family member's deteriorating medical condition requires legal action to address long-term care options. Or maybe a loved one suffered a temporary disability and requires assistance in managing financial matters of health care needs. By appointing a guardian, you and family will have a designated representative protecting the interests of your loved ones.

In many cases, a close relative takes on guardianship responsibilities. This is no small task, and the individual accepting responsibility should be well aware of his or her duties. Depending on how the guardianship is structured, a guardian may be temporarily or permanently responsible for the ward's financial, medical as well as personal affairs.

At Cloninger & Files, we will work closely with you, listen carefully to your objectives, document them in detail and do everything we can to ensure that decision-making authority for a minor or elderly relative can bring him or her — and you — peace of mind.

Experienced And Compassionate Legal Services Focused On Your Family

Our guardianship practice is just one of many elements of estate planning assistance our firm has offered since it was founded in 1976. We are here to help with drafting and administration of wills, trusts and various powers of attorney; execution of advance health care directives; and preparation of Medicaid planning when assets are needed later for long-term care.

Call our Oviedo law office locally at 407-278-5624 or 877-359-7049 toll free, or contact us online. Your email message receives our prompt reply.