In addition to being court appointed as a Professional legal Guardian, Attorney Fletcher has been retained by over half a dozen different Professional Guardians to represent them in their respective cases when they have been appointed as a Guardian. DCF has also requested Attorney H. Kyle Fletcher to intervene when vulnerable adults have been abandoned or have no reliable family member to become their legal Guardian by selecting a Professional Guardian to represent before the Court as proposed for legal Guardian of the abandoned vulnerable adult. Further, on behalf of a family member or other interested person, Attorney Fletcher has successfully litigated (taken to trial), their Petition to the Court to become the legal Guardian of a vulnerable adult. Lastly, other Central Florida attorneys, who practice Guardianship law, have referred cases to Attorney H. Kyle Fletcher when the case has become highly contested and a trial is imminent.
When the appointment of a legal Guardian becomes contested, meaning more than one person wants to become the Guardian, legal guardianship will be determined at trial. Attorney H. Kyle Fletcher has significant trial experience and success; and in such, he is the attorney you want representing you in trial.
Fortunately, not all situations warrant a trial or are even contested. Sometimes a caregiver needs more legal authority than a POA has to offer. If there is no POA in place, a vulnerable adult cannot execute a POA because they already lack the legal capacity to do so. A legal Guardian is therefore required.
After being appointed as a legal Guardian, a Guardian has many complex obligations, which are required of them pursuant to Florida law. Annual accounting and annual plans are just a few of these legal obligations. The Guardian must seek the Court’s approval on selling property and paying certain debts. At the Fletcher Law Firm, Mr. Fletcher has a paralegal, who is trained as a Professional Guardian, and works with Mr. Fletcher to answer client questions, as well as assisting clients in successfully complying with the governing Florida statutes.
If you are a caregiver struggling to find the time to travel to an attorney’s office, call the Fletcher Law Firm. We are happy to schedule an appointment for Attorney Fletcher to provide a free consultation, at your location, to discuss the laws and procedures for a Guardianship or Will, along with a Trust and Power-of-Attorney agreement. He will assist you in understanding how these legal documents will ensure your wishes are honored for the ongoing care of your loved one. Call 407.971.4727 today to schedule an appointment.