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Duval County Guardianship Lawyer

Duval County Guardianship Lawyer – Our Duval County Guardianship Lawyers are ready to assist you in guardianship matters within Duval County, Florida.  Guardianship proceedings can be over incapacitated adults, minor children or the elderly.  Duval County encompasses Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Jacksonville (County Seat), Jacksonville Beach, Mayport and Neptune Beach.  All guardianship proceedings are filed in the probate department of the Duval County Courthouse.  The Courthouse is located in Jacksonville at 301 E. Bay Street.
 
Depending upon your circumstances, a guardianship over another person may be in your future.  Guardianships may be required over the elderly, the incapacitated, the developmentally disabled adult, the drug or alcohol dependent, and the mentally ill.  Additionally, guardianships may  be over a minor child, whose parents have passed away or are unable to care for them.  A guardianship is also necessary whenever a minor child, including your natural children, receives an amount of money in excess of $15,000.00.  This money may be the result of an inheritance, a settlement for a personal injury or wrongful death action, or any other property given which is in excess of the amount allowable by law.

Any resident of the state of Florida who is 18 years of age or older and who is not disqualified by the reasons listed in the Florida Statutes, may act as guardian of a “ward” (the person for whom a guardian has been appointed).
 
A non-resident of the state may serve as guardian of a resident ward is he or she is:  (a) related by lineal consanguinity to the ward; (b) a legally adopted child or adoptive parent of the ward; (c) a spouse, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, niece, or nephew of the ward, or someone related by lineal consanguinity to any such person; or (d) the spouse of a person otherwise qualified under this section.
 
Our Duval County Guardianship Lawyers are knowledgeable in guardianship matters and have experience with plenary guardianships, limited guardianships, voluntary guardianships, guardianship of minors, and guardian advocacy.  We can also assist you in proceedings granting temporary custody of a minor child to an extended family member. 
Client Reviews
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After years of trying to protect my assets from creditors, I was shocked to find out that my assets were unprotected in ways I had never considered. Not only had I placed my assets at risk from my mother's creditors, but I had placed my assets at risk from other family members who were intent on manipulation. When my mother died, I discovered that a family member had changed my mother's estate planning documents. Mr. Goldman and his team were able to explain what went wrong and successfully defended my position in court. During the case, I learned that I could have had much better protection from family and creditors, thus avoiding years of litigation and undue familial stress. When it comes to protecting your assets and your family, I would highly recommend hiring Mr. Goldman and his team. Bill H.
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As a real estate agent, I have been involved with many property transactions where I needed a probate attorney to help facilitate the transaction. I have used the services of Mr. Goldman and his staff over the last several years and continue to use them on a regular basis. His office has been able to navigate the court system and help estates sell their property quickly and efficiently. In addition, Mr. Goldman can help real estate investors structure trusts to protect their assets from creditors. Michael Starling
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This office is fantastic. I was faced with a horrible situation and this office helped to put an end to the untenable situation. Ms. Kendal Schoepfer was always available before, during, and after office hours to answer any questions that I had. I highly recommend this law office to all. Tisha Brown
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Kendal was an amazing answer to a difficult time. Highly recommend her!!! Dana Ramsey