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Natural Guardians

Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC represents individuals and families in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas in Florida Guardianship proceedings and litigation. Our Florida Guardianship Attorneys and Florida Guardianship Lawyers work with Families involved with Florida Guardianships.

The biological father and mother are natural guardians of their own biological and adopted children until they reach the age of majority.

If one parent dies, the other parent will remain the natural guardian over the child even if this parent remarries.

If the parents divorce the parent who has custody is the natural guardian. In circumstances where both parents are granted joint custody, they both remain the natural guardian over the child. If neither parent receives custody over the child, a guardian over the child may have to be appointed.

A natural guardian of a child can receive, manage, collect or dispose of, and make elections regarding the proceeds of any benefit plan which the minor is a participant, beneficiary, or owner, without appointment, authority, or bond, when the amounts are received do not exceed $15,000.

If you think a guardianship may be appropriate or are involved in guardianship proceedings and would like representation to help you understand and deal with this complicated process, CONTACT our Florida Guardian Lawyers by email or call us at 904-685-1200 to discuss your situation today.

Client Reviews
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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..." Michael Starling
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"I've had Mr. Goldman do my entire estate planning as well as my gun trust. I highly recommend him and his firm. If you're planning a gun trust, trust no one else Mr. Goldman is one of if not the best versed on this topic." Howard
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“Attorney Robert Wilbert of David M Goldman, PLLC, will be the first and only attorney I would ever recommend to a consumer in my position. Mr. Wilbert was professional, answered my numerous questions without hesitation, provided straightforward answers and options. He explained the process thoroughly. He was available to assist before and after the process to make sure all issues had been resolved…” Kameron Knowlton
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“Great service is an understatement. We bought several properties that Mr. Goldman handled for his clients. The communication and explanation of everything was terrific. I would definitely recommend him for all of your real estate needs.” Kassandra
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“After struggling with 2 probate cases prior to hiring attorney Goldman I was extremely apprehensive during the hiring phase. Not only did Attorney Goldman assure me they could take care of this his office was wonderful. Jennifer was assigned to my case and she was wonderful and were able to guide another probate case I had saving me additional time and frustration. Highly recommend this office.” Debbie