4061 NW 43rd Street
Suite 16
Gainesville, FL 32606

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1301 Riverplace Blvd
Suite 800
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm, P.A.

The Judy-Ann Smith Law Firm provides legal services that meet the needs and goals of individuals and families. Every client is given personal attention by attorney Judy-Ann Smith who is dedicated to serving Gainesville, Alachua County, and communities throughout Florida.


Our Mission

To help clients manage and resolve legal issues that impact the lives of the client, their family and/or business, with a focus in estate planning, probate and property law.

Attorney Judy-Ann Smith is available to assist you with:

Divorce

Divorce is the process a married couple must goes through when they want to permanently end their marriage. Florida is a no-fault placed on either spouse.

Family Law

Family law is an area of law that deals with all family and domestic relationships, including, child support, child custody, and many other concerns. Family law encompasses all relationships and situations that affect the home, and particularly children.

Estate Planning

Estate planning involves two areas (1) planning in advance for the transfer of assets at time of death and (2) planning for the management and administration of your estate should you become incapacitated. A good estate plan should reflect the specific goals and needs of the client. Most importantly a good estate plan should give you peace of mind. Everyone can benefit from estate planning, if you own any property (real or personal) then having an estate plan is a good idea.

Wills

A Will is a document used to communicate how the assets of a deceased are to be distributed among the beneficiaries. You will also choose the personal representative (administrator) who is to administer your estate.

Trusts

A Trust is a legal document that provides instructions on how to manage and distribute a trust estate for the benefit of others. Trusts are commonly used for transferring family wealth, avoiding some aspects of probate and shielding trust assets from creditors.

Probate

Probate is a court supervised process of identifying the assets of a decedent (deceased), paying the debts of a decedent, and distributing the assets of a decedent to his or her beneficiaries. Distributing the assets of a decedent in a probate proceeding is necessary to pass ownership from the decedent to the beneficiaries.

"My experience with Judy-Ann Smith as my lawyer for an Estate Planning process exceeded my expectations. I find Judy-Ann to be very knowledgeable, highly thorough, completely competent and up-to-date on the latest laws and the impact of those laws on my decisions. She offered options, and helped me understand the benefits and alternatives to the options. I highly recommend Judy-Ann to anyone who is in need of assistance with Family Law, Estate Planning and/or Probate.

Leah (Avvo)

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