The Jackson Law Firm Blog

request consultation
Round Rock Probate Attorney
Estate Planning, Probate, Wills and Trusts

Is Probate necessary if there is a Will?

Posted by brian on November 13, 2018

Probate is the legal process of supervising the disposition of the estate of a deceased person. In most probate proceedings, the will of the deceased is presented to a court, and in the absence of any challenges, is used as the basis for most of the decisions regarding division of property, care of minor children, […]

Round Rock Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense

What are the Different Types of Criminal Cases?

Posted by brian on November 9, 2018

According to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), a non-violent crime is reported around every three seconds in the United States. Meanwhile, violent crimes are reported around every 22 seconds. Crimes are committed all over the country on a daily basis, including in the state of Texas. Certain crimes take place more frequently […]

central texas estate planning
Estate Planning

Why an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney is Essential

Posted by brian on October 29, 2018

Estate plans can do much more than just protect financial assets. They can be very effective instruments when families face issues that may require legal applications, such as a family law problem or a looming divorce. Divorce proceedings can be particularly problematic when couples divorce late in life or after being married for several years […]

Behind Bars
Criminal Defense

Why contact a Criminal Lawyer

Posted by brian on October 26, 2018

The Jackson Firm is here to explain the nature of any charges, the degree of your rights and we’ll walk you through the process of a criminal trial.

Foster parent hugging kids
Adoption

What are the requirements for adoption in Cedar Park?

Posted by brian on October 25, 2018

When most people think of adoption, they often think of adoptions that involve infants or very young children by parents other than the biological parents. There are other types of adoption, such as step-parent adoption. Step-parent adoption is common when a biological parent has remarried and their new spouse forms a bond with a child […]

Image of guardian hands
Guardianship

How does guardianship work in Texas?

Posted by brian on October 15, 2018

A guardianship is a legal status that allows a the guardian to make important decisions for another person, also known as the ward. A guardianship over a person allows the guardian to make decisions about the ward’s medical treatment, living situation and education. A guardianship over an estate allows the guardian to manage the ward’s […]

Criminal_Defense
Criminal Defense

Why you should contact a Criminal Lawyer

Posted by brian on October 15, 2018

You can’t be convicted of a criminal offense in a court of law until the prosecutor has proven in front of a judge or a jury that you are guilty beyond any reasonable doubt. If you are being charged with a crime, you need a criminal lawyer. The Jackson Firm is here to explain the […]

An empty courtroom before a criminal case hearing.
Criminal Defense

Does hiring a Lawyer make you look Guilty?

Posted by brian on September 25, 2018

If you’ve ever watched a police procedural on television, you’ve probably gotten used to the idea that only guilty people contact lawyers. After all, innocent people have nothing to hide from the law. In reality, though, everyone who deals with the law needs the help of an attorney. The Jackson Law Firm knows that hiring […]

Round Rock Family Attorney
Family Law

How Can a Family Lawyer Help Me?

Posted by brian on September 20, 2018

The legal system can be difficult to navigate, especially in an area of law that you may have never have encountered. For this reason, it is best to seek help from someone who is knowledgeable about the laws and regulations in the respective area of law of your legal matter. In family law, there are […]

A young girl listening to her divorcing parents argue about child custody
Child custody

How Does a Judge Decide Custody?

Posted by brian on September 17, 2018

Parents are always encouraged to settle their differences in the best interests of any children without involving the court system. When this is impossible, the decision will be made by a judge. Many factors are involved, and a number of solutions can be considered. Our Round Rock Child Custody Lawyers at The Jackson Law Firm […]