GUARDIANSHIP

The legal authority for guardianship in Florida is found in Part III, Probate Rules, Florida Rules of Court, Chapter 744, Florida Statutes.These Statutes provide the rules that control the relationships among the Court, the Ward, the Guardian, and the Attorneys.


Together, these statutes and rules describe the duties and obligations of Guardians and Attorneys, as well as the Court, to ensure that they act in the best interests of the ward, minor, or person who is alleged incapacitated. 


Guardianship is always the course of last resort.

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PROFESSIONAL GUARDIAN SERVICES

CATHERINE F. ROWLANDS

Catherine F. Rowlands has been providing professional guardian and trustee services since 1995.  She is a registered Professional Guardian with Statewide Office of Public & Professional Guardians (OPPG), and is a member of the National Guardianship Association, Florida State Guardianship Association and Space Coast Guardianship Association.

Catherine F. Rowlands founded the Space Coast Guardian Association (SCGA), has served as President and continues as an active member of the Board.

GUARDIAN SERVICES and FEES

 

Standby Services: 

We offer to become standby guardians, powers of attorney, health care surrogates or make comparable arrangements with competent adults (or family members of a vulnerable adult) in which we are named for future planning purposes


Professional guardianship services         --        $85.00/Hour

FL COURT APPROVED GUARDIANSHIP COURSE

Catherine F. Rowlands is a certified  Professional Guardian Educator and serves as an instructor for the Professional, Lay, and Minor Guardianship courses held at the Eastern Florida State College.  


 Go online to:
Eastern Florida State College

Search for Guardianship Course to register and see course schedule