2010 Florida Statutes
Guardians of minors.
Guardians of minors.—
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.
A minor is not required to attend the hearing on the petition for appointment of a guardian, unless otherwise directed by the court.
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.
s. 9, ch. 90-271.