GUARDIANSHIP

Alpert JFS’ Guardianship Program manages the affairs of court mandated individuals who have been deemed unable to manage their own affairs. With court orders, our guardians assume certain rights of the Ward to make decisions about many aspects of daily life. Our guardians are directed by a strict code of ethics and statutes to act in the best interest of the Ward.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is Guardianship?

A guardianship is an involuntary trust relationship in which one party, called a guardian, acts for an individual called the ward. The law regards the ward as incapable of managing his or her own person and/or affairs.

 

What is a Guardian?

A guardian is any adult appointed by the Probate Court to assume responsibility for the care and management of the person, the estate, or both, of an incapacitated person. The guardian makes major life decisions for the ward who is otherwise unable to make his or her own decisions.

 

Who needs a Guardian? 

One who is incapacitated is any person who is so mentally impaired as a result of a mental or physical illness or disability, or mental illbness, or as a result of chronic substance abuse, that the person is incapable of taking proper care of himself or his property.

 

Who chooses the Guardian?

The Probate Court appoints the guardian.

 

What are the Admissions Criteria? 

  • Individuals must live in Palm Beach County.
  • Individuals, regardless of age or reason for  Incapacity, based on a comprehensive assessment of the individual’s needs and the scope of our services.
  • Jewish clients, regardless of assets.
  • Non-Jewish clients with assets.
  • Non- Jewish clients without assets, when feasible, depending upon the financial resources of the program to support them.