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2011 Florida Statutes

F.S. 744.3021
744.3021 Guardians of minors.
(1) Upon petition of a parent, brother, sister, next of kin, or other person interested in the welfare of a minor, a guardian for a minor may be appointed by the court without the necessity of adjudication pursuant to s. 744.331. A guardian appointed for a minor, whether of the person or property, has the authority of a plenary guardian.
(2) A minor is not required to attend the hearing on the petition for appointment of a guardian, unless otherwise directed by the court.
(3) In its discretion, the court may appoint an attorney to represent the interests of a minor at the hearing on the petition for appointment of a guardian.
History.s. 9, ch. 90-271.