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Broward County Guardianship Association

BCGA is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1990 for the improvement of guardianship services. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. Federal ID# 65-0304731. Governed by a Board of Directors representing Broward County, Florida, BCGA is dedicated to promoting the protection, dignity, and value of incapacitated persons through a code of ethics, advocacy and the dissemination of information. BCGA's mission also includes a focus on furthering the professionalization of guardians as accountable court representatives through education, networking, and legislative action.

What is Guardianship? Guardianship is a legal proceeding in the circuit courts of Florida and begins with a determination of the individual's capacity or lack thereof. A guardian exercises the delegable legal rights for another individual called a ward of the court. A guardian can be either an individual or an institution such as, but not limited to, a bank trust department. A guardian is appointed by the courts when an individual has been adjudicated as incapacitated or lacking the capacity to care for self and/or estate matters.

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