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Termination Of Parental Rights In Florida

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

While Florida courts understand how important it is for a child to have a relationship with their parent(s) and recognize a parent’s right to make decisions regarding their child’s life, there are sometimes when courts may intervene and terminate parental rights. While this might seem unfair, there are some situations in which terminating parental… Read More »

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Difference Between Guardianship And Conservatorship In Florida

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Sometimes, people use the terms “guardianship” and “conservatorship” interchangeably. However, guardianship is not a title that is interchangeable with conservatorship in Florida. In Florida, guardianship is a legal process that is different from conservatorship. But “What is the difference between guardianship and conservatorship?” you may wonder. Below, we look at the difference between these… Read More »

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Grand Jury Vs. Petit Jury

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

A jury consists of citizens chosen to listen to the facts of a case and make a decision regarding criminal justice. There are two types of juries: petit juries and grand juries. When people think about a jury, they are probably thinking about a “petit jury.” Many people do not know about the other… Read More »

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Vehicular Homicide In Florida

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

When a motorist’s negligence causes an auto accident that results in death, they can be charged with vehicular homicide. However, it is crucial to note that not every driver who acts negligently and causes an auto accident that results in death gets charged with vehicular homicide. Generally speaking, in Florida, whether a person is… Read More »

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5 Costly Mistakes Executors Make In Probate

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

If you have been chosen to act as an executor of an estate, you need to understand that a single mistake during the probate process can have serious negative consequences. For example, some mistakes can lead to you being held personally liable. As probate lawyers, we have seen executors make many different mistakes that… Read More »

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Divorce Depositions: Some Crucial Things You Need To Know

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

If you are going through a Florida divorce, you might have to go through what is known as a deposition. Depositions are a common aspect of the discovery phase, which is the stage in which divorcing parties and their attorneys try to gather as much evidence as they can. Depositions are among the most… Read More »

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How To Make Your Guardianship Case Strong

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

If your loved one can no longer make safe or sound decisions about their person and/or property because of an incapacity, be it mental or physical, you may want to petition for guardianship. In simple words, guardianship is a commitment to be responsible for and to protect your incapacitated loved one’s interests. If you… Read More »

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What Happens If The Chain Of Custody Is Broken?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

In a criminal case, evidence may include, among many other things, photographs, DNA samples, bodily fluids, such as blood, documents, and personal property. If law enforcement officers make a mistake when handling evidence, a “chain of custody error” is said to have occurred. The chain of custody is the documentation and proper care of… Read More »

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Beneficiary Vs. Heir: What Is The Difference?

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

During probate, people often use the terms “heirs” and “beneficiaries” interchangeably because, on the surface, these two terms seem like they have the same meaning. Indeed, both heirs and beneficiaries are inheritors of a decedent’s estate. However, in probate, each term has a distinct legal definition. It is crucial to know the difference between… Read More »

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A Guide To Help You Do Your Work As A Personal Representative

By Joyce A. Julian, P.A. |

Being named the personal representative in a loved one’s Will can feel like an honor. However, being a personal representative is no small role. If you’ve been named as the personal representative in a loved one’s Will, it is important for you to understand that you have an important job ahead of you. The… Read More »

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