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The 2019 Florida Statutes

Title XLIII
DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Chapter 744
GUARDIANSHIP
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F.S. 744.604
744.604 Definitions.As used in this part, the term:
(1) “Adjudication by a court of competent jurisdiction” means a judicial decision or finding that a person is or is not incapacitated as provided in s. 744.331.
(2) “Adjudication by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs” means a determination or finding that a person is competent or incompetent on examination in accordance with the laws and regulations governing the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
(3) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Veterans Affairs as head of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or her or his successor.
(4) “Benefits” means arrears of pay, bonus, pension, compensation, insurance, and all other moneys paid or payable by the United States through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs by reason of service in the Armed Forces of the United States.
(5) “Estate” means income on hand and assets acquired in whole or in part with income.
(6) “Guardian” means any person acting as a fiduciary for a ward’s person or the ward’s estate, or both.
(7) “Income” means moneys received from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as benefits, and revenue or profit from any property acquired in whole or in part with such moneys.
(8) “Person” means an individual, a partnership, a corporation, or an association.
(9) “United States Department of Veterans Affairs” means the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or its predecessors or successors.
(10) “Ward” means a beneficiary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
History.s. 1, ch. 14579, 1929; CGL 1936 Supp. 2146(2); s. 1, ch. 73-304; s. 2, ch. 84-62; s. 95, ch. 89-96; s. 39, ch. 93-268; s. 1115, ch. 97-102.
Note.Former s. 293.02.