My question involves guardianship in the State of: Florida
I am 18 years old and my parents were killed in a car crash. I have two younger siblings - a sister who's 9 and a brother who's 5. My sister and brother have been through a lot and I don't want them to be separated or moved to other states. My parents and I had discussed my being named as legal guardian in the event of their death shortly after I turned 18, never thinking that it would ever actually be needed, but they never had the chance to change their will.
The guardians named in my parent's will are all out of state and can only take one of my siblings. Also, my siblings barely know these relatives. I want to apply for guardianship of them both, but am not sure how to go about doing so. Also, is there anyway to apply for temporary guardianship while this is going on so they can remain with me until a final decision is reached? They've been staying with me so far, but I want it to be legal in case someone tries to challenge it. I just want what's best for them. They have both said they want to stay with me, if that makes a difference.
Any help you can provide would be really appreciated, and the sooner the better.
Thanks so much