Patricia R. Voss, P.A.

Guardian Advocacy

The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements.  Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. These materials have been prepared for general information purposes only, are not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and do not constitute legal advice. Internet subscribers and on-line readers should not act upon any information contained within this web site without first seeking professional counsel. Do not send information concerning any legal or confidential matter by e-mail, until you speak with one of our lawyers and receive authorization to send that information to us. 
© Patricia R. Voss 2000 - 2019. 
Patricia R. Voss, P.A. 1250 S. Pine Island Road #275 Plantation, Florida 33324-4460 Tel: (954) 524-5599; Fax: (954) 524-5447 
Pat is no longer handling Guardian Advocacy cases, but feel free to email her (on the Contact Us page) for a referral. 

Guardian Advocacy is sometimes an alternative to a Guardianship. Please read the material in the Guardianship section before continuing on.

Guardian Advocacy is only available in Florida for developmental disabilities defined in Florida Statutes Chapter 393

The primary difference between a Guardianship and a Guardian Advocacy proceeding is that there is no determination of incapacity required for a Guardian Advocacy; a certain level of incapacity is presumed for a person with a development disability. The absence of the determination of incapacity reduces the cost to the Guardian Advocate applicant and the time involved in having Letters of Guardian Advocacy issued by the court.