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Mental Health & Guardianship

What happens when we get that call that a loved one can no longer take care of themselves financially and/or physically?  Or even worse…what if someone is taking advantage financially or physically abusing someone we love? Caring for a loved one is something that we all do for family or friends at one time or another.

If our family members do not have their estate plans in order – meaning, if they do not have a power of attorney nominating someone to make their financial decisions for them, or if they do not have a health care surrogate nominating someone to make their medical decisions for them, then a court will determine who will take care of them.

Guardianship law is complex. At the Horton Law Group, we can offer you solid legal advice, stellar legal representation, and zealous advocacy throughout these proceedings. Guardianship litigation is also expensive and time consuming, so it is important to make sure you retain counsel who is knowledgeable in the law.

When Is Mental Health And Guardianship Litigation Necessary?

When a person lacks capacity to make their own medical and/or financial decisions and they do not have estate planning documents in place nominating persons to make said decisions for them, a petition to determine incapacity, contemporaneously with a petition for the appointment of a guardian over the person, must be filed in probate court for a judge to determine capacity and appoint a guardian, should one need to be appointed.

Guardianship law is complex. At the Horton Law Group, we can offer you solid legal advice, stellar legal representation, and zealous advocacy throughout these proceedings. Guardianship litigation is also expensive and time consuming, so it is important to make sure you retain counsel who is knowledgeable in the law. The Horton Law Group, P.A litigates all areas of Mental Health and Guardianship law, including but not limited to:

  • Determination of capacity litigation
  • Objections to capacity
  • Emergency temporary guardian litigation
  • Plenary guardian litigation
  • Limited guardian litigation
  • Objections to the appointment of a guardian
  • Fraud litigation
  • Financial Exploitation of An Elder or Disabled Person
  • Domestic Violence
  • Restoration of Rights of the Ward
  • Estate Planning

We Help You Plan For The Worst-Case Scenario

While the best option is to ensure that your loved ones have their estate plans in order, sometimes this is not the case. If we can, the easiest solution would be to create a solid estate plan for your loved one. If this is not possible due to lack of capacity, we will prepare the required papers and file suit. We zealously represent our clients to achieve the best possible solutions in a cost efficient and timely manner.

At the Horton Law Group, we treat our clients like family. We are actively involved in the community, and we maintain professional relationships with our clients long after their cases are resolved. We are confident that you will be happy with your decision to hire the Horton Law Group to represent you during this difficult time. Please contact the Horton Law Group, P.A. at 561-299-0018 or email legalsupport@hortonlawgroup.com to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with a qualified member of our team.

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Family Law Trust & Estate Guardianship Probate Business Law Landlord & Tenant Civil Litigation Appeals
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Areas of Practice

Family Law

The Horton Law Group, P.A litigates all areas of family law, including but not limited to divorce, paternity, custody, domestic violence, contempt, modification, relocation, adoption, fraud & perjury claims, and the recovery of attorney fees, and appeals.

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Trust & Estate

Life is unpredictable….You can plan for that! Everyone needs an estate plan to protect their family and assets. Contact us today to learn about our Estate Planning & Litigation services.

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Guardianship

Guardianship law is complex. At the Horton Law Group, we can offer you solid legal advice, stellar legal representation, and zealous advocacy throughout these proceedings.

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Probate

Probate is a court-supervised process for identifying and gathering the assets of a deceased person. If you are unsure whether probate is required in your situation, please contact the Horton Law Group, P.A. to schedule a free 30-minute consultation.

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Business Law

Business litigation is a relatively complex are of the law. The market is constantly changes and as such, so does the law. We are up to speed on the changes in the law and we try to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to trends in the market.

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Landlord & Tenant

At the Horton Law Group, P.A., we assist both residential and commercial landlords and tenants all throughout the State of Florida to resolve disputes under the Florida Landlord-Tenant Code.

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Civil Litigation

Skillful and aggressive litigation the cornerstone of our Practice. We take pride in our work. We think outside the box when it comes to settlement negotiations. We zealously represent our clients from the initial consultation through the trial and appeal, if necessary.

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Appeals

So, you lost at the trial court level, now what? Even if you win at the trial level, there may be parts of an order or judgment that you do not agree with, so what do you do now?

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