Fla. Prob. R. 5.903

As amended through March 26, 2024
Rule 5.903 - LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP
(a)Letters of Guardianship of the Person.

FORM LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP OF THE PERSON

In the Circuit Court of the

__________Circuit,

in and for___________

County, Florida

Probate Division

Case No._________

In Re: Guardianship of the Person

___________________

Ward

An Incapacitated Person

___________________

LETTERS OF .....(PLENARY OR LIMITED).....GUARDIANSHIP OF THE PERSON TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

WHEREAS, .....(guardian's name).....has been appointed .....(plenary or limited)..... guardian of the person of .....(the ward)..... and has taken the prescribed oath and performed all other acts prerequisite to issuance of .....(plenary or limited).....letters of guardianship of the person of the ward.

NOW THEREFORE, I, the undersigned judge, declare .....(guardian's name)..... duly qualified under the laws of the State of Florida to act as .....(plenary or limited).....guardian of the person of .....(ward's name).....with full power to exercise all power or the following powers and duties pertaining to the ward's person:

( ) 1. to determine his or her residence;

( ) 2. to consent to medical and mental health treatment; and

( ) 3. to make decisions about his or her social environment or other social aspects of his or her life;

except the guardian shall not exercise any rights enumerated under section 744.3215(1), Florida Statutes.

The guardian _____ shall _____ not execute any power over any health care surrogate appointed by any valid advance directive executed by the ward, pursuant to section 744.345, Florida Statutes, except upon order of this court.

ORDERED this .....(date)......

___________

Judge

(b)Letters of Guardianship of the Property.

FORM LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP OF THE PROPERTY

In the Circuit Court of the

_______ Judicial Circuit,

in and for____________

County, Florida

Probate Division

Case No.___________

In Re: Guardianship of the Property

___________________________

Ward

An Incapacitated Person

___________________________

LETTERS OF .....(PLENARY OR LIMITED).....GUARDIANSHIP OF THE PROPERTY

TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

WHEREAS, .....(guardian's name).....has been appointed .....(plenary or limited).....guardian of the property of .....(the ward).....and has taken the prescribed oath and performed all other acts prerequisite to issuance of .....(plenary or limited).....letters of guardianship of the property of the ward.

NOW THEREFORE, I, the undersigned judge, declare .....(guardian's name).....duly qualified under the laws of the State of Florida to act as .....(plenary or limited).....guardian of the property of .....(ward's name).....with full power to exercise all delegable legal rights and powers of the ward, (or these listed):

( ) 1. to contract;

( ) 2. to sue and defend lawsuits;

( ) 3. to apply for government benefits; and

( ) 4. to manage property or to make any gift or disposition of property;

except the guardian shall not exercise any rights enumerated under section 744.3215(1), Florida Statutes.

ORDERED on .....(date)......

_________________________

Judge

FL. Prob. R. 5.903

Adopted by 301 So.3d 859, effective 9/3/2020.