As the parent of a child who is developmentally disabled, you have the legal authority to make decisions on their behalf. Bear in mind that, when the child reaches their 18th birthday, that legal authority officially ends. Then what?

If you’re a family member, a caregiver, or a friend of someone who is developmentally disabled, and you want to ensure they are protected, guardian advocate may be an option.

Florida Statute 393 lays out who qualifies as a guardian advocate and the process of obtaining the appointment.

To get the legal advice and representation you need, contact Hero Law Firm. We can assist you with related fields such as establishment, education, annual reporting, and determining co-advocates. For more information or to schedule a free 20-minute telephone consultation, contact us online or by phone today.