Heather C. Kirson is an Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney who... more
Heather C. Kirson is an Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney who concentrates her practice in Estate Planning, Long-Term Care Planning (including Medicaid Benefits and VA Benefits), Guardianship, Probate and Special Needs Trusts. Heather is a VA Accredited Attorney and is the current co-chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee. Heather has a backgrou... view profile
Attorney Kristen M. Jackson is the founding partner at Jackson Montoya Law Firm. Ms.... more
Attorney Kristen M. Jackson is the founding partner at Jackson Montoya Law Firm. Ms. Jackson received two Bachelor of Arts degrees: one in 1974 from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and the other in 1981 from the University of South Florida. In addition, she earned her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University in 1983, and her LLM in Taxation from Washington School of Law. In 1984, Attorney ... view profile
At Sawyer & Sawyer, P.A., we pride ourselves on being a family-oriented firm.... more
At Sawyer & Sawyer, P.A., we pride ourselves on being a family-oriented firm. Carolyn Sawyer, Esq. and her husband, Dr. Thomas Sawyer, Esq., established the firm in 1994. In 1998, they were joined by their daughter, Cary Moss, Esq., and later by Cary's husband, Thomas Moss. Today, the firm has grown to include four attorneys and thirteen staff members. Our Philosophy Every member of the Sawye... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.