I currently don't live in the area anymore but was planning on moving back as soon as possible and the current guardian is really sick. Would it be possible for me to become the new guardian? Would it be easier to have it appointed to me and cheaper? I don't have like 5,000 to try to take over guardianship.
Someone from Ft. Walton Beach posted a similar question not long ago. But this question is different enough to warrant a different answer. The answer to your question is, yes, you can be appointed guardian for your other family members to replace their current guardian. I don't know what you mean by would be easier to have it appointed to you and cheaper. Easier than what? Cheaper than what? I can tell you that the process of being as successor guardian is easier in some ways and more involved in some ways, depending on the circumstances of your appointment as successor. In my answer to the previous question I mentioned the possibility of being named a "standby" guardian, which also applies here. However, even with that procedure, if the reason you are being appointed is because the prior guardian resigned, that is an involved process involving resigning, the court accepting the resignation, then petitioning to be discharged, doing a final accounting and finally, an order discharging the old guardian, meanwhile, the petition to appoint the new guardian can be moving on a parallel track. If this is something you are interested in pursuing, you should consult with an experienced guardianship attorney in the county in which the guardianship court is located.
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