Guardianships are established for persons for various reasons; such as an adult who lacks the ability to care for him/herself in some aspect, a minor who has received an inheritance, or a minor who has received a settlement for a personal injury claim. These certainly are not the only reasons that guardianships are established, but the majority of guardianships in Sumter County have arisen for needs such as these.
A function of the Guardianship division of the Sumter County Clerk's Office is to audit and monitor the guardianship files active in Sumter County. We will do our very best to assist the public in any way that we can. However, please be advised that our capacity does not permit us to give out legal advice or guidance in completing the various guardianship reports that are required.
As some guardianships require the filing of a Verified Inventory of Guardian of the Property or an Annual Accounting of the Guardian of the Property, our office charges an audit fee for these reports. Please see the Probate Fees page for a breakdown of the audit fees.