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2023 Florida Statutes (including 2023C)

Order requiring guardianship report; contempt.
F.S. 744.3685
744.3685 Order requiring guardianship report; contempt.
(1) If a guardian fails to file the guardianship report, the court shall order the guardian to file the report within 15 days after the service of the order upon her or him or show cause why she or he may not be compelled to do so.
(2) If a guardian fails to comply with the submission of records and documents requested by the clerk during the audit, upon a showing of good cause by affidavit of the clerk which shows the reasons the records must be produced, the court may order the guardian to produce the records and documents within a period specified by the court unless the guardian shows good cause as to why the guardian may not be compelled to do so before the deadline specified by the court. The affidavit of the clerk shall be served with the order.
(3) A copy of an order entered pursuant to subsection (1) or subsection (2) shall be served on the guardian or on the guardian’s resident agent. If the guardian fails to comply with the order within the time specified by the order without good cause, the court may cite the guardian for contempt of court and may fine her or him. The fine may not be paid out of the ward’s property.
History.s. 1, ch. 74-106; ss. 17, 26, ch. 75-222; s. 70, ch. 89-96; s. 37, ch. 90-271; s. 1090, ch. 97-102; s. 4, ch. 2014-124.
Note.Created from former s. 745.29; former s. 744.431.