Guardians and Guardian Advocates are both given their powers through the probate court. A Guardian Advocate is a special type of guardian for persons with a developmental disability. Specifically, the developmental disabilities that qualify for a Guardian Advocate are defined in Section 393.063 Florida Statutes are as follows: retardation, cerebal palsy, autism, spina bifida, or Prader-Willi syndrome. These developmental disabilites must be evident before the age of 18, and the disabilites must reasonably be expected to continue indefinitely. If you know of a person who is in need of a Guardian Advocate, please call Mara & Mara, P.A. We deliver high quality legal services to individuals and families with professionalism and compassion in Daytona Beach area, DeLand area and the Palm Coast area.