Effective July 1, 2015, Florida’s Drone Law, the “Freedom From Unwarranted Surveillance Act,” has been amended. Chapter 2015-26, Laws of Florida, amends Section 934.50 of the Florida Statutes. As originally passed in 2013, the law prohibited law enforcement agencies from using drones to gather evidence or other information, and provided for certain exceptions (such as ..Read More>>

Florida has a new law that allows Court-ordered visitation for grandparents and great-grandparents in certain limited situations: if the parents are deceased, missing or in a coma; or if one parent is deceased, missing or in a coma and the other parent has been convicted of a felony or a violent crime demonstrating a threat ..Read More>>

The U.S. Supreme Court decided an important First Amendment case on June 18, 2015.  In Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona, the Court struck down a town’s Sign Code as unconstitutional because the Code divided signs into different categories based on the types of messages the signs conveyed, and then subjected the different categories of ..Read More>>

The Florida Senate has passed a bill that would make it a crime to disclose a nude or sexually explicit picture or video of an identifiable person to a social networking service or a website with the intent to harass that person. The so-called “Revenge Porn” bill, identified as CS for CS for Senate Bill 538, received wide ..Read More>>

Relative Adoptions in Florida

February 26, 2015

By DeLand Adoption Attorney Richard “Jake” Jackson Florida law has a simplified procedure for a Relative Adoption, similar to a Step-Parent Adoption.  Generally, with a Relative Adoption you do not need a Home Study; you are not required to file a sworn statement itemizing the costs and fees incurred for the adoption; and you are ..Read More>>

By DeLand Adoption Attorney Richard “Jake” Jackson Florida law allows for an abbreviated procedure for adoption by a Step-Parent: normally you are not required to submit a formal Home Study to the court; you do not need to file a sworn statement itemizing the costs and fees incurred for the adoption; and you are able ..Read More>>


September 29, 2014

By Lorri Rae McLaughlin, Bail Bond Agent, Atlantic Bail Bonding, LLC The amount of the Bail Bond required to bond someone out of jail is set by a Judge, and is dependent upon the type of charges the inmate was arrested on. A Bond must be paid in full and may be posted as a ..Read More>>

By Attorney Richard “Jake” Jackson             There are many special events in Central Florida every month of the year which attract thousands of visitors.  Art Shows in Orlando, Mount Dora, Daytona Beach, DeLand, St. Augustine, and many other communities; Car Shows in Sanford, Mount Dora, Ocala, Jacksonville; Craft Fairs in Daytona Beach, Orlando, Clermont, Mount ..Read More>>

By DeLand Attorney Richard “Jake” Jackson There is a common misconception that if you die without a Will, the State will take your property. That is not true. Another misconception is that you don’t need a Will unless you are very wealthy. Whether you need a Will or not depends on your particular circumstances, including ..Read More>>

By Deland Criminal Defense Attorney Richard “Jake” Jackson If a child under 18 years of age has been accused of breaking the law in Florida, he or she can be charged either as a juvenile or as an adult.  In most cases the State will charge a child as a juvenile, unless the charges are ..Read More>>