The hiring of an attorney is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisement.

Mr. Guttmann has specialized in guardianship proceedings
since 1988.  A few reasons a guardianship might be necessary
are as follows:

* The person is a minor under the age of 18 and has come into
a large sum of money;

* The person is an adult who does not possess a power of
attorney and who does not possess the mental capacity to
make decisions regarding his/her person or property;

* Some individuals also decide, on their own, to establish a
voluntary guardianship regarding certain assets while they are
of sound mind, in lieu of creating a power of attorney.  

Guardianships are very time-consuming the first year and
require several hearings and much paperwork to get
established.  However, after the first year of a guardianship,
the guardian will come to know what to expect, and the
process will become much easier on the guardian and thereby
will not require as much time or expense.  

In the guardianship process, the court will require that an
annual guardianship plan and/or an annual accounting to be
filed every year, giving a report to the court.  Throughout the
whole guardianship process, we will personally be involved
to explain and/or assist in any way that we can.  We are
aware of how difficult this time is for our clients and will
assist to make this process easier on all involved.
Phone:  (850) 432-9759                               
Fax:  (850) 497-7096                                    Stephen M. Guttmann * 314 South Baylen Street Suite 203 * Pensacola, Florida*32502