Rule 5.590. Application for Appointment as Guardian; Disclosure Statement; Filing

(a)     Individual Applicants.

(1)     The application for appointment shall contain:

(A)     the applicant’s qualifications to serve as a guardian, including a statement indicating whether the applicant has ever been (i) arrested or (ii) convicted of a felony, even if the record of such arrest or conviction has been expunged, unless the expunction was ordered pursuant to section 943.0583, Florida Statutes; and

(B)     the names of all wards who are adults and the initials of any ward who is a minor for whom the applicant is then acting as guardian, the court file number and circuit court in which each case is pending, and a statement as to whether the applicant is acting as a limited or plenary guardian of the person or property, or both, of each ward.

(2)     The application for appointment shall be filed and served a reasonable time before the hearing on the appointment of a guardian.

(b)     Nonprofit Corporate Guardians.

(1)     No application for appointment shall be required of a nonprofit corporate guardian.

(2)     A disclosure statement shall contain:

(A)     the corporation’s qualifications to serve as a guardian; and

(B)     the names of all wards who are adults and the initials of any ward who is a minor for whom the corporation is then acting as guardian, the court file number and circuit court in which each case is pending, and a statement as to whether the corporation is acting as a limited or plenary guardian of the person or property, or both, of each ward.

(3)     The disclosure statement of a nonprofit corporate guardian shall be filed quarterly with the clerk of the court for each circuit in which the corporation has been appointed, or is seeking appointment, as guardian.

(c)     For Profit Corporations and Associations. No application for appointment or disclosure statement shall be required of any for profit corporation or association authorized to exercise fiduciary powers under Florida law.

(d)     Public Guardians. No application for appointment or disclosure statement shall be required of a public guardian.

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