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Family First Firm Foundation

Committed to creating a positive impact in the lives of individuals in Winter Park, FL, and its neighboring communities.
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About Us

Family First Firm Foundation (also referred to as “the Organization”) is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in March 2019. Our mission is to be a beacon of hope by providing peace of mind to those who need help. We achieve this by providing financial assistance to professional guardians and other professionals who offer pro bono services to low-income and destitute incapacitated persons and seniors living in the communities served by Hoatson Law, PA dba Family First Firm.

Mission

To provide peace of mind and support to those in need.

Vision

To help low-income and destitute individuals by providing grants to professional guardians and other professionals, ultimately enhancing their quality of life.

Funding

Our goal is to raise $100,000 over the next year to provide grants to at least 50 professional guardians and other professionals serving low-income and destitute individuals in Seminole, Lake, and Volusia counties

Beneficiary Organizations

The following organizations will benefit from the FFF Foundation efforts:
  • Vitas Hospice
  • One Senior Place
  • CenterWell
  • ADRC
  • Cornerstone Hospice
  • Advent Health Hospice
  • Orlando Health
  • Senior Resource Alliance
  • Department of Elder Affairs
  • Halifax Hospice

Challenge

There is a significant gap in the availability of support for pro bono guardianship services in our community. Many incapacitated individuals are unable to provide the financial information necessary to access essential services like Medicaid, leading to prolonged hospital stays and delays in receiving proper care. Family First Firm Foundation aims to bridge this gap by offering financial support to professional guardians, enabling them to take on cases for indigent individuals.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of individuals whose backgrounds consist of more than 25 years of experience in the legal, business, and non-profit arena.

Geoff Hoatson

CEO and Chairman of the Board

With a background in business administration and law, Geoff has dedicated the last decade to serving seniors and families in Central Florida.

Beth Roland

FFF Managing Attorney, Board Director

Beth is a passionate advocate for Florida's senior and disabled population, with extensive experience in elder law and guardianship.

Jorge Colon

COO and Board Director

Jorge brings over 25 years of leadership experience to the organization, ensuring efficient operations and strategic management.

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Past Events  

Purse Wars Event. 100% of the proceeds went straight to the foundation.

Donation Link

Below is the donation link and QR code.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Are Guardians Entitled To Compensation?

  • In the majority of cases, immediate family members are appointed as guardians, so they generally choose to serve without compensation. However, if your family decides to appoint a professional guardian, they would be entitled to reasonable compensation for their work. The court would review the guardian’s fee to determine whether it is reasonable under the circumstances.

When Do You Need To Appoint A Legal Guardian?

  • Loved ones who are incapable of taking care of themselves might need a guardian who will look out for their best interests. A court-appointed guardian is responsible for making legal, financial, and medical decisions for another person (the ward).
  • When minor children have lost both parents: For example, if your brother and his spouse both died in an accident, and you want their children to be under your care.
  • When mentally challenged adults need assistance in day-to-day functions: If you have a special needs child, you might want to appoint a guardian who will help them manage their properties.
  • A person’s cognitive well-being, medical status, ability to make decisions, or ability to take care of their own needs may factor into the decision to appoint a guardian.
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About Family First Firm -medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys

Founded in 2009 by attorney Geoff Hoatson, Family First Firm - Medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys is the largest elder law firm in Central Florida.

Protecting families and their legacies is the forefront of our practice. We provide high-quality, competent, and cutting-edge legal services. If you need guidance with estate planning, guardianship, Medicaid asset protection, or probate - we’ll be here — by your side.
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Professional Associations

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Specializing In All Things Elder Law

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Elder Law

Are you looking to ensure legal protection and happy futures for yourself and your loved ones? We’re here to help you discover all your options and make decisions with confidence.
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Medicaid

As the wonders of healthcare advance, we live longer than ever before. It’s something to celebrate… but it’s also something for which everyone needs to prepare.
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Make plans now to ensure a brighter future for yourself and your loved ones. We’ll help you set up your wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and anything else you need.
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When you or a loved one passes away, an estate’s transition, called probate, goes into effect. Usually, the family is responsible, alongside a probate attorney, for distributing probate assets.
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Guardianship

It’s always best to be prepared. Make tough times easier on your family by setting up advance directives. In an emergency, assign your own guardian.
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Social Security Disability

The Social Security application is exhaustive and the requirements are strict. We’ll help you get approved and make sure that you get the amount of assistance you deserve.
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Special Needs

Having a child or loved one with a disability in your care means you have extra considerations and decisions to make as you plan.
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1030 W Canton Avenue, Suite 102,
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