(Strong Mothers Altering Autism's Reality Together)
I am so happy you are here to watch this month's very informative video.I wanted to bring this to all of you last month, however, I injured my ankle and posted a different video in it's place. Of course, also informative:) This month I really hope you will share this video with mothers living with autism and other developmental disabilities such as Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy,
Prader- Willi Syndrome, and Spina Bifida. I know you will not only find this video to be comforting, but it will certainly save you big dollars as well. So if that didn't intrigue you....lets not wait another moment to find out what my alternatives are regarding a Power of Attorney or Guardianship, which is needed when your special child turns 18 years old.
S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom has found the "Alternative" just for YOU! Please don't forget to share this and please be sure to read below FINAL IMPORTANT NOTE:
BIG BIG HUGS!
(Click on the Court Room Below to Watch the Video)
>Form I: The Initial Plan & Form K. - Order Approving Initial Guardianship Plan of Advocate
It needs to be filled out and submitted 60 DAYS AFTER the date that is stated on your ACTUAL Guardianship Advocate Forms which was stamped by the judge in her chambers. As for the date on the Initial Form. My Guardianship Advocate documents are dated on August 20, 2014. Therefore, on the (I) Form , the date would be from August 20, 2014- August 19, 2015. FYI: There is no cost for this filing process.
> What happens ONE YEAR after I have become my son/daughter's Guardian Advocate?
Time to fill out FORM J : The Annual Plan and FORM I . This is just to keep everything updated with the county.
>Form J: The Annual Plan & Form L. - Order Approving Annual Guardianship Plan of Advocate Needs to be filled out and submitted EVERY YEAR. So don't misplace the case number on your documents. This is your son/daughter's assigned number. You will need it every year when you fill out Form J.
How to date the Annual Form ?....My Guardian Advocate Document was dated August 20, 2015. So on my "Annual Form" I will date it: August 20, 2015 to August 19, 2016. In addition, you will need to attach a current doctor's report along with Form J.
Here is a Re-visable form for you to give your son/daughter's doctor to fill out :
Again, there is no cost to do this filing process. Lastly, You can either bring this form to the court house in person or send it in by mail. Just remember, Form J is a form you will have to file every year. The court house will not send you this form in the mail or give you any reminders to have the annual form re-submitted. This is YOUR responsibility. So mark your calendar every year to renew (FORM J) .
2016' UPDATE! Yeah! I noticed that the clerks office updated their site for us :)
If you are located in Lake County Florida...you can now get the forms you need for becoming a "Guardian Advocate" without having to revise forms from other counties like I had to . So Click on Dustin & I below to get your forms directly :)
(Click on Pic to get Forms in Lake County, Fl)
Lake County Florida now has forms available for Guardian Advocacy !!! Yeah!
So if you are a Lake County resident, just click on this link to fill out and print your forms.
Volusia County Florida now has forms available : http://www.volusiabar.org/zupload/user/files/guardianadvocatehandbook.pdf