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2005 Florida Statutes

SECTION 618
Persons who may be appointed guardian.
Section 744.618, Florida Statutes 2005

744.618  Persons who may be appointed guardian.--

(1)  Notwithstanding any law with respect to priority of persons entitled to appointment, or nomination in the petition, the court may appoint some other individual or a bank or trust company as guardian if the court determines that the appointment of the other individual or bank or trust company would be in the best interest of the ward.

(2)  It is unlawful for a circuit judge to appoint either herself or himself, or a member of her or his family, as guardian for any person entitled to the benefits provided for in 38 U.S.C., as amended, except in a case when the person entitled to such benefits is a member of the family of the circuit judge involved.

History.--s. 4, ch. 11906, 1927; CGL 2136; s. 24, ch. 73-334; s. 6, ch. 84-62; s. 1117, ch. 97-102.

Note.--Former s. 294.04.