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A person 18 years of age or older who has an interest in the protection of the personal or property rights of the ward -may qualify to serve as a court-appointed guardian. A completed Application for Appointment of Guardian form must be submitted by the proposed guardian at the time a guardianship case is opened. The court will review the application to ensure the guardian will best serve the needs of the ward.
The most important step is to first contact an attorney that handles guardianship cases. The Clerk cannot give legal advice or advise you.
Some resources for guardians are available:
The law assigns the responsibility for auditing the guardianship reports to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The court then reviews the Clerk’s audit report. If you suspect fraud, waste, or abuse of elderly, minor children and incapacitated individuals in a guardianship, please call our fraud hotline at 863-534-7776. You can report incidents such as:
Please call the Department of Inspector General during business hours to speak to a professional auditor or report fraud online.