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How to File a Florida Guardianship Appeal

You can file a Guardianship Appeal under certain circumstances

How to file a Florida Guardianship Appeal.
Hello, my name is John Pankauski, I’m an Estate and Trust Litigation Attorney with Pankauski Hauser in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.

You know guardianship litigation for good or ill is exploding in Florida, family members, interested persons and even neighbors are going into Probate Court and filing for Guardianship or asking to be appointed to be the guardian of somebody that they know or maybe related to by blood or marriage.

So, what happens if you have a guardianship matter that goes wrong and you think an error has occurred, can you file a guardianship appeal.

Well, the short answer is yes under limited circumstances.

You need to know the rules and I’m not talking about the Probate rules or chapter 744 which
is the guardianship code.

You do need to know those but also need to understand a rule of appellate procedure that a lot of people, quite frankly, don’t know about.

It’s rule 9.170.

Why do you need to know rule 9.170 of the Florida rules of Appellate Procedure?

Because that deals specifically with Guardianship Appeals.

My name is John Pankauski and this concludes my remarks about Florida Guardianship Appeals.