Guardian Advocacy
Attorneys Serving Central Florida

A Guardian Advocacy is a legal process in which a Guardian Advocate is appointed for a developmentally impaired person in the Circuit Courts of Florida. This procedure is typically initiated when a person with a developmental disability reaches the age of eighteen and no longer qualifies as a minor, but still requires assistance with daily decision-making activities.

A Guardian Advocate may be appointed under Florida Statute 393.12 if a person lacks the decision-making ability to do part, but not all, of the decision-making activities necessary to care for his or her person or property. The Guardian Advocacy process can be complicated and daunting, particularly if you are a full-time caregiver for a developmentally impaired child.

The firm’s elder law attorneys are well versed in Guardian Advocacy and would be happy to assist in navigating the process. At ShuffieldLowman, we proudly serve clients throughout Central Florida. Contact us in Orlando, Lake Nona, Tavares, DeLand, or Port Orange today to schedule a consultation.