DeLand Attorney Richard "Jake" Jackson has been in private practice in Volusia County, Florida since 1985. Practice areas include Criminal Law, Adoptions, Juvenile & Family Law, Civil Cases, Estate Planning and Probate. CRIMINAL LAW: As a criminal defense lawyer with over 25 years experience in State and Federal Court, Jake Jackson has extensive experience handling drug cases, DUI's, violent crimes, property crimes, and sex offenses. Mr. Jackson is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. ADOPTIONS: As an adoption attorney and intermediary, Jake Jackson provides professional and compassionate service to birth mothers and adoptive families for both intrastate (Florida) and interstate (ICPC) adoptions. He takes care of adoptions of newborn infants, older children, and adults. Mr. Jackson handles private adoptions, foster care adoptions, relative adoptions, and step-parent adoptions. JUVENILE & FAMILY LAW: With over 25 years experience as a juvenile and family law attorney, Jake Jackson has handled hundreds of cases in juvenile and family courts throughout Central Florida. In Juvenile Court, Mr. Jackson has represented juveniles and parents in delinquency cases; and he has represented children, parents, grandparents, foster parents and other participants in juvenile dependency (abuse/neglect/abandonment) cases. In Family Court, Mr. Jackson has handled traditional child custody and child support cases, as well as cases involving grandparent's rights, domestic violence injunctions, name changes, and other domestic relations matters. CIVIL CASES: Jake Jackson handles civil cases in the County and Circuit Courts, including residential and commercial evictions, creditor/debtor cases, post-judgment collections, and mortgage foreclosures. ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE: Jake Jackson offers a full array of services in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate Administration.