I applied for guardianship of my elderly Dad who lived with me and was opposed by my Mother and siblings due to a pending divorce after their 57 year marriage, (Money issue), professional guardian awarded instead. Now guardian has placed him in Psych. Hospital, (he was stable on meds with me, a Psychiatrist, Psychotherapy, and a Psych nurse who came into my home 2X/WK. She has taken all his things, including furniture that Dad and I purchased together, my cell phone, and other items of concern which were mine. Poor guardian. Looked at the website to make a complaint. Need to go to the judge first. Please help. Need an attorney referral pro bono now. Please help Dad and I.
It seems you are in a tough situation here. If you had financial resources I would suggest you hire an attorney and/or an expert to review the current status of the case and the health of your father. You may be able to file a motion with the court asking the court to review the status. You should make a detailed record of the things that have happened to your father, the property removed and your concerns about his medication so it can be presented tot the Court at the right time.
You may consider contacting Adult Protective Services of the Florida Department of Children and Families. They may have a process of review and may be able to help.
Wishing you all the best. David A. Carroll
There is a process outlined in section 744.474 of the Florida statutes that outlines the reasons that a guardian may be terminated. There are many different offenses that can for the basis for the removal of a guardian. Chapter 744 of Florida Statutes concerns guardianship, generally. The fact that he has deteriorated is not the operative fact. The question is whether there was anything that the guardian did or failed to do that put him there. If the guardian is to be removed, you have to be prepared to put on evidence that demonstrates one of the enumerated reasons for the removal of a guardian.
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