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Senopoulos v. Senopoulos

Family Members serving as guardians are also entitled to compensation: Jones v. Guardianship of Jones, 325 So. 3d 109 (Fla. 5th DCA 2020)

In this relatively recent opinion from the Fifth District Court of Appeal, Penelope Jones was appointed by the guardianship trial court as the guardian of her father, and in connection with this guardianship proceeding, Penelope sought guardian compensation.  The trial court denied compensation on the basis that she had “an obligation to provide such services for the ward without compensation due to the father/daughter familial relationship between the Ward and the guardian.”


Penelope appealed.


Florida Statute 744.108 provides that a guardian is entitled to a reasonable fee for services rendered to the ward, and outlines the criteria for…

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