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Guardianship Litigation

Guardianship Litigation Cases

Disputes over guardianship matters can be highly emotional and involve complex laws and legal procedures.  Whether you are challenging the actions of a legal guardian or seeking to appoint a guardian to protect a family member or loved one, you need to be represented by an experienced Fort Myers guardianship litigation lawyer.   

SW Florida Probate Trial Lawyers represents clients throughout Southwest Florida involved in serious guardianship conflicts and disagreements.  Our guardianship lawyers are skilled litigators who know how to prepare and present complicated legal cases.  We combine our extensive experience as courtroom attorneys with a strong understanding of the law to advocate for our clients in challenging and sensitive guardianship matters.

Litigating Complex Guardianship Disputes

The Florida Legislature has enacted detailed laws and procedures governing guardianship situations.  Under the Florida Guardianship Law (Chapter 744 of the Florida Statutes), specific criteria must be established before a person can be placed under the care and control of a guardian.  These laws are designed to make certain everyone is fully protected and ensure no one is deprived of their civil and legal rights.   

Litigation in guardianship matters often involves disagreements concerning the initial appointment of a legal guardian.  In some instances, the person alleged to be incapacitated and in need of legal protection may challenge the attempt to appoint a legal guardian.  In other situations, family members may disagree whether a guardian is necessary and/or who should be appointed to serve in that important role.   

Even when there are no challenges at the time of the guardianship appointment, serious disputes and conflicts can arise later.  By law, guardians are required to fulfill a number of duties and responsibilities.  When a person believes that a guardian is acting improperly and failing to meet his or her duties, a legal action may be brought for a breach of fiduciary duty or dismissal of the guardian.  These cases can be very complicated and emotionally charged.  Your Naples guardianship litigation attorney should understand the serious nature of these claims and be prepared to take the necessary steps to protect your rights and interests.

Guiding Clients through Difficult Situations

At SW Florida Probate Trial Lawyers we appreciate that guardianship matters can be stressful for our clients.  Our attorneys are well aware of the struggles clients must deal with when they are involved in a guardianship dispute.  We know guardianship decisions are never made lightly and we are committed to ensuring our clients have the legal guidance and representation they need to get through this difficult situation.  

Our team of skilled attorneys draws on nearly 20 decades of collective litigation experience to aggressively advocate for clients.  We understand the complex legal and factual issues that underlie guardianship litigation cases and are well-positioned to bring your case to a successful conclusion.  

Contact a Fort Myers Guardianship Litigation Lawyer

Whether your dispute involves the appointment or removal of a guardian, you should discuss the matter with the attorneys at SW Florida Probate Trial Lawyers.  We are experienced trial attorneys who represent clients in complex guardianship litigation matters.  If you have questions about our legal services or are seeking knowledgeable legal counsel, contact our firm today.