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Domestic Violence Litigation

When is domestic violence okay? Domestic violence is NEVER okay.

If you or a loved one (including your children) have been victims of domestic violence or are scared you are going to be victims of domestic violence or if you are scared someone is going to hurt, kill or kidnap your children, YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE HORTON LAW GROUP, P.A. IMMEDIATELY.

Our team at the Horton Law Group, P.A. takes domestic violence matters very seriously. When clients come to us with issues of domestic violence, these cases are treated on an “emergency basis” and prompt action is taken to protect the parties involved. 

Why Hire the Horton Law Group, P.A?

The outcome of your domestic violence litigation ultimately depends on who you chose to represent you. The principal partner at the Horton Law Group, P.A., Attorney Sommer C. Horton, is an experienced and aggressive litigator. She is highly regarded for her creativeness, strategic judgment, and her uncanny ability to deliver persuasive legal arguments in the courtroom. She has a tremendous skill for being an aggressive advocate for her clients, while being one who understands and appreciates how trying litigation can be, thus, she is extremely sensitive to her clients’ needs. Ms. Horton is passionate about the law and believes in seeking justice for her clients in an ethical and economic manner.

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We Fight For Our Clients Every Step Of The Way

Ms. Horton fights for each one of her clients, every step of the way. If the case cannot be settled out of court, Ms. Horton will be litigating your case at trial. The Horton Law Group, P.A. is a boutique civil litigation law firm that only takes on a limited number of cases so that personal attention can be given to every client. Make the right call – schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Ms. Horton. You can make an appointment by calling 561-299-0018 or emailing marketingdirector@hortonlawgroup.com.

What Are The Types of Domestic Violence?

In Florida, there are 5 different type of Domestic Violence Injunctions that you can obtain to stop the abuse:

  1. Injunction to prohibit Domestic Violence
  2. Injunction to prohibit Sexual Violence
  3. Injunction to prohibit Dating Violence
  4. Injunction to prohibit Repeat Violence
  5. Injunction to prohibit Stalking, Harassment or Cyberstalking

PERMANENT INJUNCTION TO PROHIBIT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Under Fla. Stat. 741.30, the State of Florida provides relief to those who are victims of domestic violence.  Domestic violence is defined as any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, aggravated stalking, stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member. Fla. Stat. 741.28(3).

The exception to the requirement of being a family member or member of the household, is when minor children are the victims of domestic violence.  Fla. Stat. 741.28(3).   Any party can file a petition on behalf of minor children if the children have bene victims of domestic violence or if they are in immediate damage of being victims of domestic violence or being kidnapped.

Burden of Proof

You must show that you are a victim of domestic violence or that you reasonably believe that you are in imminent danger of becoming a victim of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Procedure 

  • First, you call the Horton Law Group, P.A. to represent you
  • We will prepare the required documents to file on your behalf, including the petition for protection against domestic violence
  • We will file the matter as “an emergency”
  • Within 24 hours the court will either grant a temporary injunction and set a final hearing on a permanent injunction within 15 days OR not issue a temporary injunction but give you the opportunity to persuade the court at a final hearing that a permanent injunction should be granted.

Final Hearings are held within 15 days. This means time is of the essence to prepare your case for trial. If you are thinking of filing a petition for protection against domestic violence OR if you have been served with a petition for protection from domestic violence, you need to contact the Horton Law Group, P.A. immediately.

Until the time of the final hearing, the trial court can order temporary relief in the form of a temporary injunction. Temporary injunctions can order:

  • 100% timesharing to one parent
  • Exclusive use of a martial home
  • Financial support in the form of child support or spousal abuse
  • No contact by the aggressor at a myriad of locations
  • The surrender of the aggressors’ firearms and weapons

The respondent must be served with process before a final hearing on a permanent injunction can take place.

At A Final hearing, after hearing all the testimony of the parties and witnesses and analyzing the evidence presented, the trial court can do two things:

  • Issue a permanent order of protection, or
  • Deny the petition for protection against domestic violence.

If the injunction is granted PERMANENTLY, the Court can award:

  1. A permanent restraining order against the offender (Fla. Stat. 741.20(6)(A)(1));
  2. Exclusive use and possession of a shared dwelling or excluding the offending party from your resident, (Fla. Stat. 741.30(6)(a)(2);
  3. 100% timesharing to the petitioner.
  4. Require the offending party to attend treatment, intervention, anger management, parenting classes or counseling at their own cost.  (Fla. Stat. 741.30(6)(d)(1)).

qtq80 zligybThe rights of the respondent

When a permanent injunction for protection of domestic violence is issued against you, your life will be forever changed. You cannot possess firearms. You cannot violate the injunction. If you violate the injunction, you will be arrested. Charges may be filed against you for violations. You may have difficulty finding employment as a permanent injunction will be on your record PERMANENTLY. You may be ordered not to have contact with your children.

Options of the respondent

If a permanent injunction for protection for domestic violence has been issued against you, you have 3 options:

  1. Do nothing
  2. File a motion for rehearing and thereafter file an appeal
  3. Wait a period of time then file a motion to dissolve the injunction based upon a substantial change in circumstance.

Repeat Violence Injunction

Under Fla. Stat. 784.046, the State of Florida provides relief to those who are victims of Repeat Violence.

Who can file a Repeat Violence Injunction?

You can file a petition for protection from Repeat Domestic Violence when there have been at least two incidents of violence or stalking by the offending party. At least once occurrence though must be within the last 6 months. (Fla. Stat. 784.046(1)).

If the party against whom the injunction is sought is a parent, stepparent, or legal guardian of the minor child, the parent filing on behalf of the minor child must have been an eyewitness to or must have direct physical evidence of affidavits from eyewitnesses to, the specific facts and circumstances that form the basis of the relief sought. (Fla. Stat. 784.046(4)(a)(1)). If the party against whom the injunction is sought is NOT a parent, stepparent, or legal guardian, the parent filing on behalf of a minor child living at home must have reasonable cause to believe that the minor child is a victim of repeat violence to form the basis on which relief is sought. (Fla. Stat. 784.046(4)(a)(2))

Standard for a Domestic Violence Injunction to be Granted:

You must fear repeat violence by the offending party.

Repeat Domestic Violence Procedure

  • First, you call the Horton Law Group, P.A. to represent you
  • We will prepare the required documents to file on your behalf, including the petition for protection against domestic violence
  • We will file the matter as “an emergency”
  • Within 24 hours the court will either grant a temporary injunction and set a final hearing on a permanent injunction within 15 days OR not issue a temporary injunction but give you the opportunity to persuade the court at a final hearing that a permanent injunction should be granted.

Final Hearings are held within 15 days.  This means time is of the essence to prepare your case for trial.   If you are thinking of filing a petition for protection against domestic violence OR if you have been served with a petition for protection from domestic violence, you need to contact the Horton Law Group, P.A. immediately.

Until the time of the final hearing, the trial court can order temporary relief in the form of a temporary injunction.  Temporary injunctions can order:

  • 100% timesharing to one parent
  • Exclusive use of a martial home
  • Financial support in the form of child support or spousal abuse
  • No contact by the aggressor at a myriad of locations
  • The surrender of the aggressors’ firearms and weapons

The respondent must be served with process before a final hearing on a permanent injunction can take place.

At A Final hearing, after hearing all the testimony of the parties and witnesses and analysing the evidence presented, the trial court can do two things:

Issue a permanent order of protection, or

Deny the petition for protection against domestic violence.

If the injunction is granted PERMANENTLY, the Court can award:

  1. A permanent restraining order against the offender (Fla. Stat. 741.20(6)(A)(1));
  2. Exclusive use and possession of a shared dwelling or excluding the offending party from your resident, (Fla. Stat. 741.30(6)(a)(2);
  3. 100% timesharing to the petitioner.
  4. Require the offending party to attend treatment, intervention, anger management, parenting classes or counseling at their own cost.  (Fla. Stat. 741.30(6)(d)(1)).

The rights of the respondent

When a permanent injunction for protection of domestic violence is issued against you – your life will be forever changed.  You cannot possess firearms.  You cannot violate the injunction. If you violate the injunction, you will be arrested.  Charges may be filed against you for violations.  You may have a difficult time finding employment as a permanent injunction will be on your record PERMANENTLY.   You may be ordered not to have contact with your children.

Options of the respondent

If a permanent injunction for protection for domestic violence has been issued against you, you have 3 options:

  1. Do nothing
  2. File a motion for rehearing and thereafter file an appeal
  3. Wait a period of time then file a motion to dissolve the injunction based upon a substantial change in circumstance.
  1. DATING VIOLENCE INJUNCTION

Under Fla. Stat. 784.046, the State of Florida provides relief to victims suffering from Dating Violence. 

Who can file a Dating Violence Injunction?

You can file a petition for protection against Dating Violence against someone who you have engaged in a dating relationship within the last 6 months. The relationship in which the filer claims must be one in which affection is and expectation – not a casual relationship. (Fla. Stat. 784.046(4)(b)).

Standard for a Dating Violence Injunction to be Granted: 

You must show that you are a victim of dating violence, and you have reasonable fear that you are in immediate danger of becoming a victim again or reasonably believes that you are in immediate danger of becoming a victim of dating violence.

Dating Violence Domestic Injunction Procedure 

  • First, you call the Horton Law Group, P.A. to represent you 
  • We will prepare the required documents to file on your behalf, including the petition for protection against domestic violence 
  • We will file the matter as “an emergency”
  • Within 24 hours the court will either grant a temporary injunction and set a final hearing on a permanent injunction within 15 days OR not issue a temporary injunction but give you the opportunity to persuade the court at a final hearing that a permanent injunction should be granted. 

Final Hearings are held within 15 days.  This means time is of the essence to prepare your case for trial.   If you are thinking of filing a petition for protection against domestic violence OR if you have been served with a petition for protection from domestic violence, you need to contact the Horton Law Group, P.A. immediately. 

Until the time of the final hearing, the trial court can order temporary relief in the form of a temporary injunction.  Temporary injunctions can order:

  • 100% timesharing to one parent 
  • Exclusive use of a martial home 
  • Financial support in the form of child support or spousal abuse 
  • No contact by the aggressor at a myriad of locations 
  • The surrender of the aggressors’ firearms and weapons 

The respondent must be served with process before a final hearing on a permanent injunction can take place. 

At A Final hearing, after hearing all the testimony of the parties and witnesses and analyzing the evidence presented, the trial court can do two things:

Issue a permanent order of protection, or 

Deny the petition for protection against domestic violence. 

If the injunction is granted PERMANENTLY, the Court has the ability to award:

  1. A permanent restraining order against the offender (Fla. Stat. 741.20(6)(A)(1));
  2. Exclusive use and possession of a shared dwelling or excluding the offending party from your resident, (Fla. Stat. 741.30(6)(a)(2);
  3. 100% timesharing to the petitioner.  
  4. Require the offending party to attend treatment, intervention, anger management, parenting classes or counseling at their own cost.  (Fla. Stat. 741.30(6)(d)(1)).

The rights of the respondent 

When a permanent injunction for protection of domestic violence is issued against you – your life will be forever changed.  You cannot possess firearms.  You cannot violate the injunction. If you violate the injunction, you will be arrested.  Charges may be filed against you for violations.  You may have a difficult time finding employment as a permanent injunction will be on your record PERMANENTLY.    You may be ordered not to have contact with your children. 

Options of the respondent 

If a permanent injunction for protection of domestic violence has been issued against you, you have 3 options:

  1. Do nothing 
  2. File a motion for rehearing and thereafter file an appeal 
  3. Wait a period of time then file a motion to dissolve the injunction based upon a substantial change in circumstance. 

Why Hire the Horton Law Group, P.A?

The principal partner at the Horton Law Group, P.A., Attorney Sommer C. Horton, is an experienced and aggressive litigator. She is highly regarded for her creativeness, strategic judgment, and her uncanny ability to deliver persuasive legal arguments in the courtroom. She has a tremendous skill for being an aggressive advocate for her clients, while being one who understands and appreciates how trying litigation can be, thus, she is extremely sensitive to her clients’ needs. Ms. Horton is passionate about the law and believes in seeking justice for her clients in an ethical and economic manner. Ms. Horton fights for each one of her clients, every step of the way. If the case cannot be settled out of court, Ms. Horton will be litigating your case at trial. The Horton Law Group, P.A. is a boutique civil litigation law firm that only takes on a limited number of cases so that personal attention can be given to every client. Make the right call – schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Ms. Horton. You can make an appointment by calling 561-299-0018 or emailing legalsupport@hortonlawgroup.com

SEXUAL VIOLENCE INJUNCTION

Under Fla. Stat. 784.046, the State of Florida provides relief to victims suffering from Sexual Violence.

Who can file a Sexual Violence Injunction?

If you have been a victim or sexual abuse or rape, you can file a petition for protection against sexual violence.   You can file a petition for protection against sexual violence on behalf of a minor if that child is a victim of sexual violence, lewd or lascivious action upon or in the presence of a person younger than 16 years old, the luring or enticing of a child, or sexual performance of a child. This type of injunction is often filed directly after the filing of a police report/incident with the police department.  The Horton Law Group, P.A. encourages you to speak up, file a police report and proceed with a petition for protection of domestic violence if you or someone you love is a victim.  

– A victim, parent, or guardian of a minor child can file a Sexual Violence Injunction against an offender. (Fla. Stat. 784.046(2)(c)(1)).

– A Sexual Violence Injunction protects you from the offending party whose prison sentence has expired or is going to expire within 90 days. (Fla. Stat. 784.046(2)(c)(2)). 

Standard for a Sexual Violence Injunction to be Granted: 

You must provide you were a victim or sexual violence or that you are in imminent fear that you will be a victim of sexual violence.  Contrary to what many people think, a married person can file a petition for protection against sexual violence against a spouse.  NO ALWAYS MEANS NO. qtq80 gu4iai

These times of cases are tricky and emotional, and the stakes are high.  You should never proceed with this type of litigation without an experienced and aggressive attorney on your side.  If you have questions about your rights, please call the Horton Law Group, P.A. today to schedule a free consultation. 

Sexual Domestic Violence Procedure 

  • First, you call the Horton Law Group, P.A. to represent you 
  • We will prepare the required documents to file on your behalf, including the petition for protection against domestic violence 
  • We will file the matter as “an emergency”
  • Within 24 hours the court will either grant a temporary injunction and set a final hearing on a permanent injunction within 15 days OR not issue a temporary injunction but give you the opportunity to persuade the court at a final hearing that a permanent injunction should be granted. 

Final Hearings are held within 15 days.  This means time is of the essence to prepare your case for trial.   If you are thinking of filing a petition for protection against domestic violence OR if you have been served with a petition for protection from domestic violence, you need to contact the Horton Law Group, P.A. immediately. 

Until the time of the final hearing, the trial court can order temporary relief in the form of a temporary injunction.  Temporary injunctions can order:

  • 100% timesharing to one parent 
  • Exclusive use of a martial home 
  • Financial support in the form of child support or spousal abuse 
  • No contact by the aggressor at a myriad of locations 
  • The surrender of the aggressors’ firearms and weapons 

The respondent must be served with process before a final hearing on a permanent injunction can take place. 

At A Final hearing, after hearing all the testimony of the parties and witnesses and analyzing the evidence presented, the trial court can do two things:

Issue a permanent order of protection, or 

Deny the petition for protection against domestic violence. 

If the injunction is granted PERMANENTLY, the Court can award:

  1. A permanent restraining order against the offender (Fla. Stat. 741.20(6)(A)(1));
  2. Exclusive use and possession of a shared dwelling or excluding the offending party from your resident, (Fla. Stat. 741.30(6)(a)(2);
  3. 100% timesharing to the petitioner.  
  4. Require the offending party to attend treatment, intervention, anger management, parenting classes or counseling at their own cost.  (Fla. Stat. 741.30(6)(d)(1)).

The rights of the respondent 

When a permanent injunction for protection of domestic violence is issued against you – your life will be forever changed.  You cannot possess firearms.  You cannot violate the injunction. If you violate the injunction, you will be arrested.  Charges may be filed against you for violations.  You may have a difficult time finding employment as a permanent injunction will be on your record PERMANENTLY.    You may be ordered not to have contact with your children. 

Options of the respondent 

If a permanent injunction for protection of domestic violence has been issued against you, you have 3 options:

  1. Do nothing 
  2. File a motion for rehearing and thereafter file an appeal 
  3. Wait a period of time then file a motion to dissolve the injunction based upon a substantial change in circumstance.

STALKING INJUNCTION

Stalking is the malicious, repeated following, harassing, or cyberstalking of another person. At a minimum, two incidents of stalking or harassment are required before an injunction for protection against stalking will be issued. Under Fla. Stat. 784.0485.

Who can file a Stalking Injunction?

Anyone who is a victim of stalking, harassment or cyberstalking can file a petition for protection against stalking. The petition can be filed in the circuit where you currently or temporarily reside, where the offending party resides, or where the stalking occurred. (Fla. Stat. 784.0485(1)(f)).

Standard for a Stalking Injunction to be Granted: 

– For a Stalking Injunction to be granted there must have been two incidents or stalking, harassment or cyber stalking.  (Fla. Stat. 784.0485(1)).

Domestic Violence (stalking, harassment or cyberstalking) Procedure 

  • First, you call the Horton Law Group, P.A. to represent you 
  • We will prepare the required documents to file on your behalf, including the petition for protection against domestic violence 
  • We will file the matter as “an emergency”
  • Within 24 hours the court will either grant a temporary injunction and set a final hearing on a permanent injunction within 15 days OR not issue a temporary injunction but give you the opportunity to persuade the court at a final hearing that a permanent injunction should be granted. 

Final Hearings are held within 15 days.  This means time is of the essence to prepare your case for trial.   If you are thinking of filing a petition for protection against domestic violence OR if you have been served with a petition for protection from domestic violence, you need to contact the Horton Law Group, P.A. immediately. 

Until the time of the final hearing, the trial court can order temporary relief in the form of a temporary injunction.  Temporary injunctions can order:

  • 100% timesharing to one parent 
  • Exclusive use of a martial home 
  • Financial support in the form of child support or spousal abuse 
  • No contact by the aggressor at a myriad of locations 
  • The court can prevent the aggressor from contacting you, posting negative comments about you online or by publishing negative comments about you to third parties, in any fashion. 
  • The surrender of the aggressors’ firearms and weapons 

The respondent must be served with process before a final hearing on a permanent injunction can take place. 

At A Final hearing, after hearing all the testimony of the parties and witnesses and analyzing the evidence presented, the trial court can do two things:

Issue a permanent order of protection, or 

Deny the petition for protection against domestic violence. 

If the injunction is granted PERMANENTLY, the Court has the ability to award:

  1. A permanent restraining order against the offender (Fla. Stat. 741.20(6)(A)(1));
  2. Exclusive use and possession of a shared dwelling or excluding the offending party from your resident, (Fla. Stat. 741.30(6)(a)(2);
  3. 100% timesharing to the petitioner.  
  4. Require the offending party to attend treatment, intervention, anger management, parenting classes or counseling at their own cost.  (Fla. Stat. 741.30(6)(d)(1)).

 

The rights of the respondent 

When a permanent injunction for protection of domestic violence is issued against you – your life will be forever changed.  You cannot possess firearms.  You cannot violate the injunction. If you violate the injunction, you will be arrested.  Charges may be filed against you for violations.  You may have difficulty finding employment as a permanent injunction will be on your record PERMANENTLY.    You may be ordered not to have contact with your children. 

Options of the respondent 

If a permanent injunction for protection of domestic violence has been issued against you, you have 3 options:

  1. Do nothing 
  2. File a motion for rehearing and thereafter file an appeal 
  3. Wait a period of time then file a motion to dissolve the injunction based upon a substantial change in circumstance.

What do I do if I have an injunction against someone and they violate it?

There are numerous ways to violate a Domestic Violence Injunction. Violations of Domestic Violence Injunctions are crimes and said violations should be immediately reported to the police and the Horton Law Group, P.A.   

Such violations include but are not limited to: 

  1. Refusing to vacate the dwelling that the parties share if exclusive use was ordered; 
  2. Going within 500 feet of your residence, school, place of employment, or a specified place frequented regularly by you and any named family or household member; 
  3. Committing an act of violence against you
  4. Contacting you directly or indirectly through a third person
  5. Committing any other violation of the injunction through unlawful threat, word or act to do violence to you; 
  6. Telephoning, contacting or otherwise communicating with you directly or indirectly, unless the injunction specifically allows indirect contact through a third party; 
  7. Knowingly or intentionally coming within 100 feet of your vehicle, whether occupied or not; 
  8. Defacing or destroying your personal property, including their motor vehicle or
  9. Refusing to surrender firearms or ammunition if ordered to do so by the court.

If the offending party violates the domestic violence injunction, the Court may hold the aggressor in civil or criminal contempt or the state attorney may prosecute the aggressor criminally, is violations of domestic violence injunctions are crimes under Fla. Stat. 741.31 and the applicable penal code. 

Someone who has willfully violated an injunction for protection commits a misdemeanor in the first degree (Fla. Stat. 741.31.(4)(a)).  Someone who has violated an injunction 2 or more times against the same victim commits a felony in the third degree. Any person that suffers an injury because of a violation of an injunction for prediction may be awarded economic damages for that injury and/or loss by the court issuing the injunction. Such damages can include costs and attorney’s fees for enforcement of the injunction. (Fla. Stat. 784.047(2)).

Why Hire the Horton Law Group, P.A?

The principal partner at the Horton Law Group, P.A., Attorney Sommer C. Horton, is an experienced and aggressive litigator. She is highly regarded for her creativeness, strategic judgment, and her uncanny ability to deliver persuasive legal arguments in the courtroom. She has a tremendous skill for being an aggressive advocate for her clients, while being one who understands and appreciates how trying litigation can be, thus, she is extremely sensitive to her clients’ needs. Ms. Horton is passionate about the law and believes in seeking justice for her clients in an ethical and economic manner. Ms. Horton fights for each one of her clients, every step of the way. If the case cannot be settled out of court, Ms. Horton will be litigating your case at trial. The Horton Law Group, P.A. is a boutique civil litigation law firm that only takes on a limited number of cases so that personal attention can be given to every client. Make the right call – schedule a free 30-minute consultation with Ms. Horton. You can make an appointment by calling 561-299-0018 or emailing legalsupport@hortonlawgroup.com.

What do I do if a permanent injunction for protection against domestic violence was wrongfully issued against me?

If a petition for domestic violence has been filed against you and you DO NOT show up at the final hearing on the issuance of a permanent injunction for protection against domestic violence, THE PERMANENT INJUNCTION WILL BE GRANTED. 

In order to vacate or dissolve the permanent injunction, you must file a timely motion for rehearing (within 15 days of the injunction being issued), file a timely appeal (within 30 days of the injunction being issued) or file a motion to dissolve the injunction based upon a substantial change in circumstance.   

Regardless which of the three ways you wish to proceed with, these types of cases are litigious and tough to win.  You need qualified and aggressive legal counsel to fight for you.

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I have had the privilege of working together with Sommer on several matters. She is extremely focused and detail oriented. She seems to shine in every situation. Highly recommended.

Johny L., Client

Ms. Horton and her team are professional, courteous, honest and diligent. Their knowledge of the law and ability to look at all solutions made all the difference in my case. Their personal approach made me feel like was their only client. They were always available and always positioning my case towards a positive result. I recommend the Horton Law Group to any person looking for fair and comprehensive representation.

David C., Client

I am completely satisfied with Ms. Sommer Horton, Esq. as my attorney, and for her law firm, the Horton Law Group, P.A. for their outstanding service and customer care. I highly recommend Ms. Horton as an attorney in Florida and her law firm. Ms. Horton and her staff are efficient and professional with understanding my case and not wasting any of my time or resources. Ms. Horton always promptly answers my calls and questions, and makes sure that I can review all work, and she helps me make timely decisions for my case. Ms. Horton and her staff are always courteous and prepared for my case in and out of court and I have been relieved by her as a

Stephen W., Client

Sommer is very professional and dedicated with her client care. She is a beast in court, extremely fierce. She keeps the line of communication open and is very detailed with her explanations. Anytime I need to use an attorney, you can be sure I will call Sommer.

Scott B., Client

Let me start by saying, I have had Sommer represent me in several litigations. She has always been very dependable and honest about how she would handle my particular situations. Her dedication to my cases, even the small ones has always impressed me. Sommer is what I would describe as someone you always want on your side. She is tenacious in getting things done, on time and with as much success as she promised. I would highly recommend her for litigation cases as well as estate planning. I can only say again if you have Sommer you have one of the best to represent you.

Bill M., Client

Sommer is a wonderful attorney, she’s the type of attorney that everyone wishes for, she’s dedicated, fierce, loyal to her clients and ensures that every option is explored to find the absolute best possible situation and outcome. Her attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond is what truly separates Sommer from the rest. I’m glad I found her and would definitely recommend to anyone that needs her services.

James G., Client

Very professional and reliable Sommer and the Horton Law Group provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to any of my questions regarding a recent legal dispute. Ms. Horton provided me with excellent legal advice. She took the time to explain everything clearly to me. I found her to be reliable, courteous and professional. I highly recommend her without any reservations.

Barbara D., Client

Ms. Horton took care of every detail regarding my case in a timely manner, strongly suggest!

Kelly F., Client

I am completely satisfied with Ms. Sommer Horton, Esq. as my attorney, and for her law firm, the Horton Law Group, P.A. for their outstanding service and customer care. I highly recommend Ms. Horton as an attorney in Florida and her law firm. Ms. Horton and her staff are efficient and professional with understanding my case and not wasting any of my time or resources. Ms. Horton always promptly answers my calls and questions, and makes sure that I can review all work, and she helps me make timely decisions for my case. Ms. Horton and her staff are always courteous and prepared for my case in and out of court and I have been relieved by her as a trusted professional to ensure that my case is grounded in legal case law, Florida statutes, and working to come up with the best solutions for me.

Stephen M., Client

Sommer and the Horton Law Group provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to any of my questions regarding a recent legal dispute. Ms. Horton provided me with excellent legal advice. She took the time to explain everything clearly to me. I found her to be reliable, courteous and professional. I highly recommend her without any reservations.

Barbara P., Client

Sommer Horton is the best attorney I’ve ever used. She is aggressive and gets the job done, but she cares about her clients. Her office is friendly and responsive, and she’s always there to answer any questions I have.

Gayle M., Client

Ms Horton handled my labor case and it was quickly resolved. She was well versed with the legalities of my case and advised me that it would be favorably resolved. Once she the information from me about the case and sent a demand letter, the other party settled within days. She did a great job for me

Raffaele B., Client

Sommer advised me on estate planing, she also made it easy to draw up a will. She is a one of a kind attorney that cares about clients need.

Joseph F., Client

Ms. Horton is a fabulous divorce attorney. She is affordable, aggressive and will fight for you. I would strongly recommend you to call her. She I creative and she is also very easy to talk to, she understands what you are going through and she will be there for you.

Giancarlo M., Client

Sommer worked with my on my trust and other legal documents. I recently had to meet with her again to update them. I feel comfortable that I am in good hands with her knowledge and detail. I would highly recommend her firm

K. U., Client

Ms. Horton represented me in Guardianship case. It lasted several years. She kept me informed, never missed a deadline and was sensitive to my needs as it came to legal fees and costs. She was worth every penny spent on legal fees. I hope I don’t ever need legal counsel in the future, but if I do, Mr. Horton is the only lawyer I will call. Ms. Horton and her legal team are top notch professionals. I highly recommend the Horton Law Group.

Deborah B., Client

Ms. Horton represented me in a highly contested family litigation case and two other litigation matters. She was extremely attentive to my needs and incredibly aggressive in the courtroom. Litigation went on for over 2 years and she was there for me each and every time I needed her. She was always prepared for hearings. She won most if not all of them. There were boxes and boxes of exhibits that she used at the three day trial in this matter. During trial, Ms. Horton was calm, cool and collected. She did an amazing job with the many experts in this case. She destroyed the opposing party at trial. I felt very relieved and at ease with Mr. Horton in my corner. If you need a family law attorney and/or a trial attorney for that matter – call Attorney Sommer Horton. She is the best of the best. I would recommend her to anyone who is in need of a brilliant and aggressive attorney.

Daria F., Client

I came to the law group with a problem from years ago… all I can say is that Sommer is amazing! Her staff is outstanding.. Sommer is such a bulldog and fought hard for me.. I’m so lucky I made the right choice. If you have legal problems or need legal advice call the Horton Law Group. You will be glad you did.
I came to the law group with a problem from years ago… all I can say is that Sommer is amazing! Her staff is outstanding.. Sommer is such a bulldog and fought hard for me.. I’m so lucky I made the right choice. If you have legal problems or need legal advice call the Horton Law Group. You will be glad you did.

John B., Client

Sommer Horton has been a professional in all my dealings with her. She is professional, courteous, and detail focused.

Scott S., Client

Highly recommend ! She was very professional and helpful , you won’t be dissapointed . Her attention to detail is impressive.

Hannah C., Client

Ms. Horton helped me with my estate planning. She was very patient and attentive to our current and future needs. She will always look out for you and keep your best interests intact. I highly recommend her for any legal needs you may have!

Jenifer P., Client

Very professional and reliabe
Sommer and the Horton Law Group provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to any of my questions regarding a recent legal dispute.
Ms. Horton provided me with excellent legal advice. She took the time to explain everything clearly to me. I found her to be reliable, courteous and professional. I highly recommend her without any reservations.

Barbara C., Client

Let me start by saying, I have had Sommer represent me in several litigations. She has always been very dependable and honest about how she would handle my particular situations. Her dedication to my cases, even the small ones has always impressed me. Sommer is what I would describe as someone you always want on your side. She is tenacious in getting things done, on time and with as much success as she promised. I would highly recommend her for litigation cases as well as estate planning. I can only say again if you have Sommer you have one of the best to represent you.

Bill M., Client

I am completely satisfied with Ms. Sommer Horton, Esq. as my attorney, and for her law firm, the Horton Law Group, P.A. for their outstanding service and customer care. I highly recommend Ms. Horton as an attorney in Florida and her law firm. Ms. Horton and her staff are efficient and professional with understanding my case and not wasting any of my time or resources. Ms. Horton always promptly answers my calls and questions, and makes sure that I can review all work, and she helps me make timely decisions for my case. Ms. Horton and her staff are always courteous and prepared for my case in and out of court and I have been relieved by her as a trusted professional to ensure that my case is grounded in legal case law, Florida statutes, and working to come up with the best solutions for me.

Stephen W., Client

Sommer is a wonderful attorney, she’s the type of attorney that everyone wishes for, she’s dedicated, fierce, loyal to her clients and ensures that every option is explored to find the absolute best possible situation and outcome. Her attention to detail and willingness to go above and beyond is what truly separates Sommer from the rest. I’m glad I found her and would definitely recommend to anyone that needs her services.

James G., Client

Sommer Horton has served as our general corporate counsel for the past several years.  She aggressively defended us in a frivolous lawsuit filed against us and won!   She has also represented us on several other corporate matters.  She has handled all of our business needs with great success. She is professional, dedicated and has a keen attention to detail. I fully and confidently recommend Sommer Horton and the Horton Law Group, P.A. for all of your professional and business needs.

Juan C., Client

I was looking for a great lawyer to be on my side on a lawsuit and I was very lucky to find Summer. Not only is she extremely responsive to any questions I had, but she had the ability to understand my needs. From day one, she advised me on the best route to take and explained in detail what to expect and the potential problems that might be on the horizon. Sommer is someone I trust to handle any future claim and I definitely want her on my side. Needless to say…we won the case she represented us in.  She is top notch.

Annette L., Client

Horton Law Group represented me better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and I was treated as a friend rather than a number.   My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured.  My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained.   My attorney, Sommer Horton, fought hard for me.   She went above and beyond and did everything she could to ensure a great outcome.  I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm or attorney. Thanks guys!!!

Barbara C., Client

I have known Sommer Horton for years.  I recently utilized her services to draft my family estate plans.  I was blown away with her knowledge of the law.  She explained the importance of each document in a way that I understood why I needed my estate plan.  She is affordable and efficient.  In fact, she is wonderful!  Ms. Horton really does care and she will make sure you, your family and your asserts are protected.   My recommendation would be that you call her if you need legal help.  She will take good care of you.

Madi P., Client

I retained Sommer Horton from the Horton Law Group to represent me in a trust litigation lawsuit. We successfully had the successor trustees removed and me appointed to serve as the current trustee of the trust. I find Ms. Horton to be very knowledgeable with the laws. Every strategic move she made in the case, she had me approve first. She copied me on all communications with the other parties counsel so I always knew what was happening in my case. I am extremely satisfied with her work and I am extremely satisfied with all of her staff. She has a great team. They were always very nice and got me what I wanted in a timely manner. We are in the final stages of litigation and I am 100% satisfied with how she got the case to this point. I would definitely hire Attorney Sommer Horton again should I ever need an attorney again. I found her rates to be fair for the work she did for me. She is worth it.

Levance "Lee" B., Client

Ms. Horton and her entire team at Horton Law Group have been a life saver while going through an extremely contentious and difficult divorce. Ms Horton has fought for my children and me at every step. She is straightforward, diligent, realistic and someone you can trust. Thank you Sommer, Teresa, and the whole team!

Audrey M., Client

Over the past decade, Sommer Horton and her team at the Horton Law Group have treated me like family and have helped me through multiple legal matters. The entire team has always communicated quickly and efficiently while taking the time to help me thoroughly understand even the most complex legal jargon. They’ve consistently shown empathy and have always made time for me and my family through the process. Sommer Horton is Simply the Best. THANK YOU HORTON LAW GROUP!

Rick R., Client

It is not often that I take the time to compliment a Professional that I felt it was their job to do well to begin with. However, it was a pleasant surprise to deal with someone who went far beyond my expectations and performed as well as you in preparing my Estate Planning. I also appreciate that your billing was as reasonable as it was. Most people expect that “sticker shock” when dealing with Lawyers and Accountants. I found that your knowledge of Finances made it unnecessary for me to incur any further expense for accounting.
Thanks for the great job that you and your staff did.

Ralph B., Client

Serving as a Successor Trustee with several litigation cases pending, having an attorney working diligently for your client is of utmost importance. Sommer Horton was that attorney. Regardless of the nature of the situation, Sommer was there to support and advise not only my client, but myself as well. She and her team worked meticulously to delve into the issues so that our client’s interest was best represented. Her efforts were rewarded with favorable outcomes for our client, that is what we call a win, win. Sommer Horton and the Horton Law Group, P.A. were amazing, I highly recommend them.

Marline L., Client

I have worked with Sommer from Horton law group on several occasions over the past 7 years. She strikes the right balance between aggressive and realistic. Sommer is knowledgeable, confident and unflappable. The perfect team to walk with you through difficult circumstances.

Margarita K, Client
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