2016

    Blog Posts in 2016

    • Future Lawyers Shout Out To Lisa Lye And Elisa Mendes

      Jackson Law is proud to announce that two of its firm’s paralegals have decided to become lawyers. Lisa Lye , who joined our firm in 2006, and Elisa Mendes , who joined our firm 2013, are both graduates from the University of Central Florida. Lisa earned a BS in Health Services Administration and Elisa earned both a MA and BA in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications. Lisa is now enrolled ...
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    • Florida Homestead Rules

      If you own a home in Florida, no doubt you have heard the terms, homestead protection or exemption. But, do you know what those terms mean and how you and your family are affected? Florida is one of a few states that offers homestead protection. The rules governing homestead protection or exemption apply in the following 3 contexts: exemption from real estate taxes, creditor protection and ...
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    • Guardianship Fraud

      Elder Abuse Is On The Rise According to the United States Census Bureau, due to the large number of baby boomers, America’s 65-and-over population is projected to nearly double over the next three decades, exploding from the current 48 million to over 88 million by 2050. And based upon the population within each state, Florida has the largest percentage of elderly persons. Florida is already one ...
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    • Should Last Wills or Revocable Trusts Be Changed

      Estate documents such as a last will or revocable trust are living documents. Although the purpose of a last will or revocable trust is to provide for what happens to your estate after you die, as you encounter changes during life your estate documents should be amended to keep up with these changes. Don’t make the mistake of storing away your will or trust and forgetting about it. Be sure that ...
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    • Court Ordered Partition of Real Estate

      During a probate of a decedent's estate, there are often warring aftermaths by the heirs over the assets remaining. One such aftermath frequently involves real estate property such as the family home. It is not uncommon that when someone dies and leaves real estate to more than one child, the children cannot agree on what to do with the inherited property once the probate is discharged. One child ...
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    • When Does a Beneficiary of an Estate Require a Guardian?

      In certain cases the probate court must appoint a guardian for an estate’s beneficiary because he or she is either a minor or legally incapacitated. The guardian becomes the manager over assets left by the decedent. A common case is one where the decedent has died and the beneficiary is a minor child or an otherwise legally incapacitated person who stands to inherit the family home or other assets ...
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    • Ancillary Probates

      Our law firm is often requested by both lawyers and clients from other states to manage an ancillary probate administration in Florida. Jackson Law represents clients needing probate administration throughout the entire state. Ancillary probate is not to be confused with other types of probate. What is ancillary probate? It is the administrative process used to transfer property ownership to ...
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