I don't understand what you mean when you say that your mother gave you temporary guardianship. Only a court can establish a guardianship. If the court awarded you temporary guardianship, then only the court can revoke it. If your mother gave you power of attorney it would have ceased when she died.
First, I'm sorry for your losses. And I agree with Mr. Davis - I don't quite understand your mother "giving" you custody. It sounds like an informal arrangement and that there is not a court order that transferred custody formally to you. From what you've stated, it does not sound like you have legal custody. You need to look for an attorney in Florida that handles guardianship or dependency matters and get a court order formally awarding you custody. You will probably be granted temporary custody on an emergency basis and the court will need to send a notice to the father and the last known address of the mother and a hearing held before permanent custody is awarded to you. In any event, there is a "find a lawyer" tab here on the Avvo site. Also, it would help if you had your mother's papers to show the attorney. She may even have in her effects the paperwork from the original attorney who drafted the custody documents. If so, that attorney would be a good place to start. Oh, and make sure the caregiver and school have good contact information for you if an emergency arises.
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