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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 744
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F.S. 744.307
744.307 Foreign guardian may manage the property of nonresident ward.
(1) A guardian of the property of a nonresident ward, duly appointed by a court of another state, territory, or country, who desires to manage any part or all of the property of the ward located in this state, may file a petition showing his or her appointment, describing the property, stating its estimated value, and showing the indebtedness, if any, existing against the ward in this state, to the best of the guardian’s knowledge and belief.
(2) The guardian shall designate a resident agent as required by the Florida Probate Rules.
(3) The guardian shall file authenticated copies of his or her letters of guardianship or other authority and of his or her bond or other security. The court shall determine if the foreign bond or other security is sufficient to guarantee the faithful management of the ward’s property in this state. The court may require a new guardian’s bond in this state in the amount it deems necessary and conditioned for the proper management and application of the property of the ward coming into the custody of the guardian in this state.
(4) Thereafter, the guardianship shall be governed by the law concerning guardianships.
History.s. 1, ch. 74-106; s. 7, ch. 75-222; s. 24, ch. 89-96; s. 67, ch. 95-211; s. 1073, ch. 97-102.
Note.Created from former s. 744.16.